Industry News: March 2019

The latest news from around the industry

Felling Trailers celebrates 45 years in business with anniversary colors
In 2019, Felling Trailers marks 45 years in the business of manufacturing trailers. To commemorate this anniversary, the company has selected three limited edition paint colors: plum crazy purple metallic, ruby red metallic and sublime green.

The limited edition anniversary colors will be available for purchase to Felling Trailers customers for the extent of 2019. In addition, all trailers manufactured during 2019 will have a commemorative decal marking it as a 45th anniversary edition trailer.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Smith named president of Subsite Electronics and HammerHead Trenchless
Charles Machine Works has named Kevin Smith president of Subsite Electronics and HammerHead Trenchless. The company also announced a joint leadership team headed by Smith. Smith’s new leadership team will include Randy Rupp, Brian Kenkel and Christi Woods.

Rupp has been named general manager for Subsite. Rupp, who has served as vice president of product strategy at Ditch Witch for the past four and a half years, has held various positions within the organization including business and global accounts manager, regional sales manager, national sales manager, product manager and director of product definition.

Kenkel has accepted the position as general manager for HammerHead Trenchless. Kenkel joined the company six years ago, most recently serving as director of repair and replacement. He has spent his career in the underground construction industry, including 10 years owning and operating a successful contracting company.

Woods is assuming an expanded role as controller of Subsite Electronics and HammerHead Trenchless. She has more than 20 years’ experience working as a CPA and small-business entrepreneur.

Germundson’s Home Furnishings to become Mattracks Innovation Center
The building in Karlstad, Minnesota, that housed furniture for nearly 70 years will become home to Mattracks vehicles and memorabilia. Mattracks founder and CEO, Glen Brazier, says the old furniture store is the “absolute perfect fit” for the Mattracks Innovation Center. According to Germundson's Home Furnishings, the building has been a furniture store since 1948. Mattracks, which started business in 1994, has shipped products to over 100 countries and can be found in operation on all seven continents.

Radius HDD and American Augers announce same-day delivery in Texas
Radius HDD and American Augers announced a partnership that will allow Radius HDD to warehouse American Augers’ sections and cutter heads in its Weatherform, Texas, facility. The partnership will provide same-day delivery to customers in Texas. The products will also be available for customer pickup at the warehouse. Contractors will also have access to same-day repair service at Radius HDD, along with a variety of rental tooling.


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