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CASE Announces Winner of NPE 2016 Giveaway

CASE Construction Equipment, announced the winner of their 2016 National Pavement Expo giveaway. Mel Hankes from Finley Asphalt and Sealing, Inc., in Bristow, Virginia, was the lucky winner of the SV280 skid steer. Hankes has been with Finley for 10 years, and this was his second year at NPE.

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, NPE was held from Jan. 27 – 29, with the winner being announced the last day of the show.

Power, Dirt & Intelligence

The contractor-dealer relationship can be the tipping point between success and failure for many construction companies – especially as it relates to equipment management. The growing adoption of telematics by heavy equipment owners is making it easier for contractors and their dealers to work together to ensure optimal uptime and efficient operation of each machine.   

Joey Coogler Jr., owner and operator of Coogler Construction in Columbia, S.C., is a recent believer in the power of remote monitoring. He founded Coogler Construction in 1994 with help from his father and brother Chris, who is now the vice president of the company. They started with a backhoe and a track loader and have since grown to 100 pieces of equipment spread across South Carolina.

CASE CX350D Excavator Provides Speed, Fuel Efficiency and Power for Family-Owned Business in Ontario

Claude Gagne, founder of Gagne Excavation, purchased his first CASE backhoe in 1959, and the business has been thriving ever since. Offering a broad range of services, Gagne Excavation has developed relationships with their customers that have lasted for generations. Now operated by his son Marc Gagne and his grandsons, Yannick and Jonathan, the company works on a variety of projects in and around the farmland and municipality of Casselman, Ontario.

“We do snow removal, excavation, septic beds, sewer work, land clearing for farmers, ditch cleaning. We do excavation for barns, houses, almost anything,” explains Yannick Gagne, one of Marc’s sons, and the third generation of the Gagne family involved in the business.

Compact Track Loader Helps Penn-dale Farms Lift More, Work Faster

Penn-dale Farms first broke ground in Hastings, Michigan in 1972. Owned and operated by the Pennington family – Jack and Gloria, and their son Dennis – the farm has been tended to by four generations (Dennis’ son is also in the business) and now resides on land that has been in Gloria’s family since 1948.

The farm raises beef cattle, but the bulk of their work comes from a custom baling business. Penn-dale Farms bales and stores large square bales of wheat straw and hay for other farmers in the region. On average, they put up around 5,000 large bales a year.

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