Industry News: February 2018

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Industry News: February 2018
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McLaughlin announces new East Coast regional sales representative

McLaughlin announced the addition of Tim Ross, regional sales manager for its East Coast territory. In his new role, Ross will provide sales support and expert advice for McLaughlin equipment dealers and contractors throughout the region. 

Vanair announces new inside sales and customer service manager

Vanair announced William Lieske as its new inside sales and customer service manager. He comes to Vanair with 17 years' experience in providing customer support for an international inside sales department. Lieske will supervise the company’s inside sales and customer service division.

LaValley Industries welcomes new sales rep

LaValley Industries announced Rich Prosser as the company’s newest HDD sales representative. He will be responsible for developing new market opportunities and bringing solutions to existing customers. Prosser previously worked at Vacuworx and American Augers.

Hyundai names new vice president of distribution/marketing

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the appointment of Stan Park as vice president of distribution/marketing. He will be responsible for leading the teams in charge of building and supporting the company’s growing dealer network and overall marketing efforts.

Ditch Witch announced updated Parts Lookup online tool

Ditch Witch has released an advanced version of its Parts Lookup tool. It provides easy access to detailed parts information, and a direct line of communication to dealerships for part verification and pick-list creation. Parts Lookup can find service parts by serial number, part name, equipment model or keywords. All equipment in a company’s fleet can be added by serial number for easy reference to manuals, parts diagrams and future service parts needs.

Parent company of Liberty Financial signs merger agreement

The parent company of Liberty Financial, a division of Navitas Credit Corp., signed a merger agreement with United Community Bank. Navitas will operate as a subsidiary of UCBI and the current management team will continue to lead the organization.

Continental invests $9.3 million in Nebraska plant

Continental announced a $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, Nebraska, to accommodate its North American manufacturing facilities by providing rubber for industrial hoses and whitewall tires for passenger cars. Construction work will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Felling Trailers names new sales manager

Felling Trailers announced that Nathan Uphus as its new sales manager. He joined the company in June of 1999 and progressed through various production and sales positions. Most recently, he was a territory manager in Tennessee where he helped expand the dealer network in the Southeast. As sales manager, he will relocate back to Minnesota to take an active part in day-to-day operations at the company’s Sauk Centre headquarters.


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