Linder Holds Its Inaugural Oktoberfest in Columbia, S.C.
(L-R): Gene Lowder of Lowder Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., is welcomed to the Linder Oktoberfest open house in Columbia by Conrad Graham of Linder Industrial Machinery in Greensboro, N.C., and Bill Cross of Linder Industrial Machinery in Charlotte.
Justin Palvere of Genesis Attachments goes over the product line with Alton and Linda Hutto of Lad Corp in Columbia, S.C.
(L-R): John Coughlin, president of Linder Industrial Machinery Company; Chris Wilkes of Linder in Charlotte; and Lock Rowe and Jody Phillips, both of Smith Rowe, Mt. Airy, N.C. Rowe and Phillips both said that they like the durability of the Komatsu machines they have acquired from Linder.
Talking Komatsu dozers (L-R) are Chris Wilkes, Andy Chapman and Bill Winters, all of Linder Industrial Machinery Company, and Clary Hood of Clary Hood Inc., Spartanburg, S.C.
John Estes (R) of Estes Grading, Greenville, S.C., and Andy Chapman of Linder Industrial Machinery talk about the efficiency of the Komatsu excavator and artic trucks when working together.
(L-R): Harry, Chad and Justin Giles, all of Giles Bulldozer Service, Pantego, N.C., talk with Bob Olejniczak about the Oktoberfest festivities.
Jessica (L) and Janice (R) welcome Jason Wilkie of JC Wilkie Construction, Lexington, S.C.
The Oktoberfest band set the mood for the event.
Under the tent — set up to provide protection from the sun and rain — were many vendors Linder Industrial machinery works with providing additional support to its customers. Fred Counts (L) of FQS Bear Equipment in Lexington welcomes Robert Armstrong of Armstrong Construction in Columbia, S.C.
Linder Industrial Machinery had many machines on display for its customers to look over, including the complete lineup from the Wirtgen Group, which included pavers, compactors, milling machines and impact crushers and screening plants. Discussing the offerings (L-R) are Mike Crenshaw of King Asphalt in Liberty, S.C.; Rick Brown of Wirtgen America; and Bo Loy and Mike Cornell, both of Linder.
Linder Industrial Machinery held its first Oktoberfest open house Oct. 5 in Columbia, S.C.
“This is our first shot at our Oktoberfest and what stirred the idea is the Wirtgen product line during our trips to Germany,” said John Coughlin, president of Linder Industrial Machinery. “Going there two years ago, I felt there was a good mix of the fall time of year and the German theme. It was just a good fit and a good time of year to bring people together, not just to look at equipment, but also to have a little bit of sharing of ideas, meeting people and having a good time.”
Plenty of vendors and Linder staff were on hand to meet with guests, while an Oktoberfest band provided the musical backdrop as contractors and their families checked out equipment and enjoyed a German-themed lunch.