Alabama Equipment Dealer Celebrates Golden Anniversary

It was a celebration of 50 successful years for Warrior Tractor & Equipment owners Gene and Glennette Taylor and the contributions of all of their valuable staffers throughout the years.

📅   Mon June 19, 2017 - Southeast Edition #13


Approximately 500 attendees came out to celebrate Warrior Tractor’s 50th anniversary at the Northport, Ala., location.
Approximately 500 attendees came out to celebrate Warrior Tractor’s 50th anniversary at the Northport, Ala., location.
Approximately 500 attendees came out to celebrate Warrior Tractor’s 50th anniversary at the Northport, Ala., location. Gene Taylor (L), owner of Warrior Tractor, presents one of the prize drawings, a Calcutta cooler, to Danna Martin of David Martin Logging, Nauvoo, Ala. Warrior Tractor staffers from all over the state of Alabama attended the event, including (L-R) Bill Mitchell, Athens, Ala.; David Pearson, Birmingham, Ala.; Johnny Majors, Montgomery, Ala.; Glennette and Gene Taylor, owners; Mike Phillips,  Oxford, Ala.; and David Schafer and David Patterson, both of Northport (Tuscaloosa), Ala. (L-R): John Van, Terex Fuchs, Louisville, Ky., talks with the new owners of this Fuchs MHL370F, Frank Cicatiello and Henry Miller, both of Liberty Recycling, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Jeff Dupre, Warrior Tractor. (L-R) Joe Seckinger, Sakai; Joe Keenum, Joe Keenum Excavation and Construction, Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Yuki Tsukimoto, Sakai; and Bill Mitchell, Warrior Tractor, Athens, Ala., go over features and benefits of the machines. A display of fully restored 1950s model John Deere tractors were in the shop area. Gene Taylor (C), owner of Warrior Tractor, visits with a big group of guests, including (L-R) Ray Gore, Perma Corp., Columbus, Miss.; Vann Neal, Warrior Tractor; Matt Manning, Manning Construction; Kenny Robison, MS&R Equipment; Bob Silvers, AlaWest-WV Operation; Randy Robison, MS&R Equipment  & Cedar Lake Mining; Freddie Hunt, Cedar Lake Mining; and Wendell Shirley, Shirley Concrete. Gene Taylor (C), Warrior Tractor owner,  made the rounds to thank his customers for their business, including (L-R) R.D. Tyler, Silver Creek Logging; Roy Geiger and Mark Geiger, both of Sumter Timber; Morris Etheridge, Hamilton Timber; Craig Hare, Warrior Tractor; and Wayne Garrett, Fulton Logging. Representatives of John Deere dealer, Leslie Equipment Co. traveled to the event to congratulate Warrior Tractor & Equipment Company. (L-R) are Brad Hayhurst and Rick DeMoss, both of Leslie Equipment Co., West Virginia; Gene Taylor, owner of Warrior Tractor; John Leslie, owner; and Todd Perrine, Leslie Equipment Co., Ohio. (L-R): Bill Waits, TAG Manufacturing, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Steve Rawls, Morbark, Winn, Mich.; and Jim Myers, Paladin Attachments, Ooltewah, Tenn., lend their support for the event. (L-R): Fred Colson, Warrior Equipment, and Allen McGiffert and David McGiffert, both of McGiffert & Associates Civil Engineers, Tuscaloosa, Ala., reminisce about the old days at Warrior Tractor. (L-R): John Estes, J.E. Estes Wood Company, Monroeville, Ala.; Bruce Baughman and his son, David, investors/land owners, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gene Taylor, owner of Warrior Tractor; and Danny Falkenberry, Warrior Tractor, Monroeville, Ala., discuss the Alabama construction market. Gene Taylor (far L) and his brother, Thurman Taylor (far R), talk to some of the representatives from John Deere that came out to lend a hand, including (L-R)  Jon Sarrazin, John Deere territory sales; John Cammack, John Deere Financial and Elliott Little, John Deere customer support. Warrior Tractor’s Danny Hembree (L) and Elzie Johnson (R) talk with Danny King, antique tractor collector, about his 1950 John Deere M tractor, which was one of four historic tractors he brought to the event from Columbus, Miss. (L-R): Russ and Bryant Wood, both of JM Wood Auction Company, Montgomery, Ala., and Burt Autrey, Scott Trade Bank, equipment finance in Auburn, Ala., came north for the festivities. Employees of Warrior Tractor raised money for one of the Taylor’s favorite charities to commemorate the 50th anniversary. (L-R): Tony Osborne, director of Big Oak Girls Ranch holds a check in the amount of $3,000, which was donated in the name of Warrior owners Glennette and Gene Taylor. (L-R) Neal McCracken, David Patterson and David Schafer, all of Warrior Tractor, read congratulatory messages that came in for owners Glennette and Gene Taylor.

Warrior Tractor & Equipment Company hosted a big 50th anniversary celebration open house on May 25 at the company's headquarters facility in Northport (Tuscaloosa), Ala. It was a celebration of 50 successful years for owners Gene and Glennette Taylor and the contributions of all of their valuable staffers throughout the years as well as an opportunity for them to show their appreciation to their valued customers and employees and their families.

A huge crowd of approximately 500 came out to enjoy lunch catered by Southland Barbeque, based in Argo, Ala. Attendees took the opportunity to stop in and catch up with their friends at Warrior Tractor and to see some of the newest product offerings from all of the manufactures that Warrior represents.

Representatives of Warrior Tractor & Equipment were on hand to help out with the event, including individuals from John Deere, John Deere Financial, Terex-Fuchs, Sakai, Rotobec, Leica Geosystems, TAG Manufacturing, Morbark, Paladin Attachments and others.

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