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In Memoriam

CED Magazine September 2007

Article Date: 09-03-2007
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David Sheehan, 82, a former regional director for AED, died June 28 at Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sheehan began his career in the construction equipment industry in 1958, when he joined JH Beckman Construction in Pierre, S.D.

In 1960, he joined his father's company, Sheehan Equipment Co. in Sioux Falls, S.D. where he later served as president. During his tenure, Sheehan opened a new branch in Aberdeen and diversified the company into diesel repair. He was the president of the South Dakota Association of Equipment Distributors and a regional director for AED. Sheehan Equipment, now called Sheehan Mack Sales and Equipment, has been an AED member since 1956.

Thomas Lonergan, a well-known figure in the crane industry for 40 years, died at his home in North Syracuse, N.Y. on June 23 after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was 65.

Lonergan began his career in the construction industry as a sales representative for LB Smith. Later, he served as a dealer representative for Pettibone and a salesman for Stewart Equipment. In 1982, he founded Syracuse Equipment Co., which he owned and operated for more than 20 years. One of the highlights of Lonergan's career was being invited to China to showcase his cranes. In the last five years, Lonergan worked with his sons Paul and Luke at their company, Empire Crane, a crane distributorship in Syracuse, N.Y.

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