Industry News: July 2018

The latest news from around the industry

LaValley Industries adds new distributor
LaValley Industries entered into a strategic alliance with American Augers to distribute the TONGHAND exit side wrench and DECKHAND pipe-handling system specifically configured for loading and unloading drill pipe in HDD applications. These additions complement the American Augers product line of pipeline equipment, which includes maxi-sized horizontal directional drills, drilling fluid reclaimers, pumps and trenchers.

Philip Kelliher
Philip Kelliher
Anthony Fassino
Anthony Fassino

AEM elects Caterpillar executives to board of directors, CE Sector Board
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has elected Philip Kelliher, vice president, Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar, to the AEM board of directors and Anthony Fassino, vice president, Building Construction Products Division of Caterpillar, to the CE Sector Board to fill unexpired terms. Kelliher joined Caterpillar in 1994 and has held numerous marketing and managerial positions with multiple international assignments. Fassino joined the company in 1996 and has held a variety of positions around the world, including several sales and technical field assignments in the U.S. and Canada.

Kubota completes land purchase for future campus and office
Kubota Tractor announced the completion of a 200-acre land purchase within Phase II of Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas, making the company the first major tenant for the industrial park. The company will construct two 1-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art logistics facilities for its new North American distribution center.

Felling Trailers selects Trailer for a Cause beneficiary
Felling Trailers has selected Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance as the 2018 Trailer for a Cause auction beneficiary. The company hosts its annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 Utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers’ goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100 percent of the winning bid from the auction to a different nonprofit each year. The auction is planned for the fall with a tentative start date of Sept. 15.

“In past years, we would meet as a family and select the benefiting organization. This year, we put that decision in the hands of our employees. A list of organizations was given to employees to select from, and once the votes were tallied, MOCA had received the most votes in their favor,” says Brenda Jennissen, president/CEO of Felling Trailers. 


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