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New Ownership in Place at Whayne Supply

CED Magazine, March 2009

Article Date: 03-01-2009
Copyright(C) 2009 Associated Equipment Distributors. All Rights Reserved.


Longtime president Monty Boyd purchased the company at the end of December.

Whayne Supply Co., a Louisville, Ky.- based Caterpillar dealer, has merged with Boyd Co. LLC, a limited liability corporation wholly owned by Monty L. Boyd. The merger of ownership became effective on Dec. 31, 2008.

Boyd has worked for Whayne Supply for the past 24 years and is currently serving as president. He will remain president of the company and now has the added title of chairman of the board.

Whayne Supply will continue as the Caterpillar dealer for Kentucky and southern Indiana. Boyd intends to operate the company under the Whayne name with the same employees, products and facilities.

“We are expending every effort to make this merger transparent to our employees and through our daily operations provide the highest level of quality service, parts and equipment that our customers have learned to expect,” said Boyd. “We look forward to continuing and expanding our existing relationships with our customers and suppliers with the same individual employees they are used to dealing with and are accustomed to seeing. Our commitment is to continue to be the best equipment dealer we can.”

Whayne Supply was founded in 1913 by Roy C. Whayne, Sr. With approximately 1,400 employees today, the company operates 15 facilities in 12 locations throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.


Doosan Infracore Portable Power Creates Dealer Advisory Council


Doosan Infracore Portable Power has formed a new dealer advisory council comprised of 10 executives representing dealers throughout the country.

Dealers appointed to the council represent territories in which they conduct business and interact with fellow Doosan Infracore Portable Power dealers in their respective territories. Council member terms are three years.

“This 10-member council is representative of our channel and will provide insight from throughout the dealer network,” said Rita Moore, director, sales and channel development North America, Doosan Infracore Portable Power. “We look forward to our work and communication with these members in addressing regional business concerns, aligned with our market objectives and channel goals.”

Dealer Advisory Council members include:

  • Council Chairman Dan Bowling of Washington Air Compressor Rental Company in Hyattsville, Md. – an AED member company
  • Council Vice Chairman Charlie Ward of Sierra Machinery Inc. in El Paso, Texas – an AED member company
  • Ken Peyton of Cypress Equipment Rental Inc. in Baton Rouge, La.
  • Fred Silhanek of Absolute Equipment in Pittsburgh, Pa. – an AED member company
  • Jack Moser of McAllister Equipment Company in Alsip, Ill. – an AED member company
  • Keith Oliva of Blue Stream Services in New Iberia, La.
  • Ken Gerondale of Construction Machinery Industrial in Anchorage, Ala. – an AED member company
  • James Brady of Bryne Compressed Air Equipment Co. Inc. in Bronx, N.Y.
  • Chris Banes of Volvo Construction Equipment and Services in Houston, Texas
  • Outgoing Council Chairman Pat Kelleher of Colorado Machinery in Colorado Springs, Colo. – an AED member company
Doosan Infracore Portable Power is a business unit of Doosan Infracore International, a global manufacturer of construction equipment. For more information, please visit www.doosanportablepower.com.


Metal Forms Corp. Celebrates 100 Years

Metal Forms Corp. (MFC), a manufacturer in the concrete construction industry, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. The company, which began as a manufacturer of concrete forms, was the first to successfully design and produce a steel form for constructing concrete homes and buildings.

Innovation has continued through the company’s 100-year history, as Metal Forms has been awarded more than 40 U.S. and foreign patents. The company currently holds nine registered U.S. and Canadian trademarks.

As part of their centennial celebration, Metal Forms is holding a contest to locate the oldest MFC paving form. Entries will be judged on the authenticity and details surrounding and verifying either the oldest existing MFC paving form or the oldest or longest continual “in use” MFC paving form.

The grand prize is two round-trip tickets to Milwaukee, Wis., two nights lodging, tickets to a Milwaukee Brewers game and a night on the town with the Metal Forms crew. All entries must be received by Sept. 1, 2009. For the official entry form, visit www.metalforms.com

 


In the News

Holt Cat has appointed Rene Zapata a sales representative for Holt Rental Services. Zapata, who will cover the San Antonio, Texas, region, will be responsible for promoting the rental Caterpillar and allied construction equipment.

In addition, Holt Crane & Equipment has named Michael Downer a service and parts manager for Houston, San Antonio and Irving, Texas. He will be responsible for managing all aspects of Holt’s Link-Belt crane service and parts operations.

Holt Crane and Equipment, a division of Holt Cat, is the authorized Link-Belt dealer in 141 counties in Texas. Holt Cat is the Caterpillar dealer for south, central, north and northeast Texas.

Equipment & Systems for Industry Inc. (ESI), based in Hopkinton, Mass., surpassed the 100-machine sales mark in 2008 of Pegson track crushers within their New England territory. Additionally, ESI has recently become the newest dealer for Liugong Construction Machinery N.A. ESI is the Northeast’s largest and oldest full-service distributor of crushing, screening, washing and recycling equipment. The company also represents Cedarrapids, Eagle Iron Works, Breaker Technologies Inc. (BTI), Esco, Kafka Conveyors, Major Wire and many others.

Stafford, an equipment dealership based in Tifton, Ga., has extended its product offering in Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia with the addition of Kawasaki rubber tire, articulated wheel loaders. Stafford represents a variety of manufacturers, including Terex, Link-Belt, Kobelco, Liebherr, Hyundai, New Holland, and John Deere.


JLG has appointed Donald F. Roy to the role of senior vice president of manufacturing. In this role, Roy will be responsible for leading JLG operations and lean initiatives, as well as developing and executing JLG’s global manufacturing strategy.

Foley Inc. has launched a newly redesigned corporate Web site at www.foleyinc.com. The site is designed to enhance their customers’ overall experience, and contains upgraded features such as the latest company and industry news, improved usability and streamlined navigation. The goal of the site is to make it easier for customers to conduct their business with Foley, as well as provide more online information on the products and services offered. Foley Inc. is the Caterpillar dealer in north New Jersey, Staten Island, and Bermuda.

The U.S. Army has selected Meccanica Breganzes (MB) crusher buckets for the construction and renovation of houses for military families. The project was awarded to Giberson Enterprises in New Jersey, the U.S. importers of MB buckets. The project, which will build or refurbish a total of 2,084 homes, will be completed in 2011.

Warren Cat has selected Accruit LLC as its like-kind exchange (LKE) service provider. Accruit’s LKE services, which are built on the industry’s only patented process, include single exchanges, reverse exchanges and full-service repetitive exchange programs. Warren Cat, based in Warren, Texas, has 15 locations throughout western Texas and Oklahoma.


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