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Patten Industries Inc. Hosts Trip to Caterpillar Headquarters

The entire Patten Industries Inc. group and customers attending the event in Peoria gather for a picture.
Jim Esposito (L) of Beverly Lawn Maintenance and Ron Plunk of Allied Landscaping are having a great time at the Patten Industries Inc. event.
Gordon Uhl (L) and Dusty Deetjen of Premium Concrete learn a little bit about the AccuGrade control systems.
(L-R): Rodney Drury of Patten Industries Inc. welcomes Ed Tilman and Mike Godfrey of K Five Construction to the Caterpillar headquarters.
Luigi Alberico (L) of JS Alberico and Russ Woelke of Patten Industries Inc. get an idea of the size of one of the new Cat machines.
(L-R) are Scott Harl and Garry Hylla of city of Peru, Jason Bryant of Illinois Cement, Rodney Kyler of Bob Kyler Excavating, Justin Quaka of Quaka Excavating, Tony Mattingly of Patten Industries Inc., Dave Edgcomb of Unimin, Matthew Kyler of Bob Kyler Excavating, Tom VanCura of D Construction, Jim Happ of Mertel Gravel, Butch Claudnic of Patten Industries Inc., Gary Bleck of city of Peru and Mark Kellogg of Stonehill Leasing / KR & G Excavating.
(L-R) are Ken Kwiat of New Look Landscape, Gordon Uhl of Premium Concrete, Tim Coffey of Coffey Excavating, Rudy Torres and Iggy Torres of Schroeder & Schroeder, Erica Militello and Steve Militello of Blizzard Winter Services, Dan Risley of Midwest Snow Tech, Dusty Deetjen of Premium Concrete, and Tom Lorenzin and Mike Coletto of Patten Industries Inc.
The new Cat product line is ready for inspection.
(L-R): Patten Industries Inc. employee Dave Weidner talks Cat equipment with John Freeman, Brad Rosynek and Jeff Tomlinson of Sims Metal Management.
Patten Industries Inc. employee Jason Zeibert (L) and Ron Plunk of Allied Landscaping are all smiles during the event.
Justin Quaka (L) of Quaka Excavating and Dave Edgcomb of Unimin check out the fine points of a Cat engine.
(L-R): Patten Industries Inc. employee Kellen Harseim spends some time visiting with Chris Kellogg, Mark Miller and Mark Kellogg of Stonehill Leasing / KR & G Excavating.
(L-R): Patten Industries Inc. employees John Hoffmeyer, Dan Buck and Butch Claudnic are enjoying the visit to the Caterpillar headquarters.
Posing for a group photo (L-R, top row) are Phil Fogarty of RKN Concrete, Mark Peterson of Campton Construction, Kyle Fogarty of RKN Concrete, Dean Ford of Chad Ford Concrete & Snow Removal, Bill Homewood of Trees Unlimited, Chad Ford of Chad Ford Concrete & Snow Removal and Curt Pfaffinger of Trees Unlimited. And (L-R, bottom row) Farmer Neisendorf of Campton Construction, Charles Boerner of Patten Industries Inc., Tom Spence, Don Miller and Ben Spence of Kacoa Landscaping, Andrew Izzo and Tony Reddington of Patten Industries Inc., and Drew Frasz and Gail Frasz of A.E. Frasz Inc.
John Loftus (C) of Patten Industries Inc. greets Armando Lee (R) and William Lee of LeeWay Wrecking.

Patten Industries Inc. hosted a trip to the Caterpillar Headquarters in Aurora and Peoria, Ill., Feb. 2 and 3 for sales representatives and loyal customers. In addition to a tour of the Cat facilities in Aurora, attendees were invited to tour the facilities in Peoria where they visited the Morton parts warehouse and Met lab and the track type tractor assembly and test facility.

Additionally, they were invited to operate a selection of Caterpillar's 2012 new product line including wheel loaders and excavators at the Edwards Demonstration & Learning Center in Edwards, Ill.