(L-R): Ron Hargrave, vice president and Pete Morita, president and CEO of Kobelco Construction Machinery USA Inc.; Cam Gabbard, president of Company Wrench; Penny Hutchinson and Brad Hutchinson, founder and owner of Company Wrench await the open house.
On Sept. 26, Company Wrench held an open house and grand opening at its new Kobleco dealership located in Smitfield, N.C. The grand opening was attended by representatives of Kobelco, Terex, LaBounty, Sentry Tire, and Strickland buckets.
Among the attendees were: Katsuhiko “Pete” Morita, Kobelco president and CEO; Ron Hargrave, Kobelco vice president of sales and marketing; George Lumpkins, Kobelco product marketing manager; Terry Gaylord, Kobelco field service representative; Matt Csoka, Kobelco southeast territory sales manager; Wesley Brubaker, Kobelco field service representative; Daven Tan, Sentry Tire vice president of sales and marketing; Tim Collie, LaBounty regional sales manager; Greg Gerbus, Terex; Nick Simmons, Strickland; and Sean O’Reily, Strickland; as well as Company Wrench’s management team.
Scott Fur received an award from Morita for buying the first Kobelco from Company Wrench’s new dealership.
The 10,920 sq. ft. facility conveniently located on U.S. Hwy. 70 has a full service and parts department. This includes three drive through service bays capable of handling at least nine machines at a time. The dealership will carry a full line of Kobelco excavators, Strickland buckets, Terex articulated trucks, Terex Fuchs material handlers, Gehl skid steers, Stanley and LaBounty attachments, LiuGong wheel loaders, Dressta dozers, and much more of Company Wrench’s comprehensive line of heavy equipment and attachments.