Alban CAT Hosts Cat-A-Thon Sales Event in Baltimore

Mon November 04, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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Jimmy Harris (L, front) listens to Ken Miller of Airline Hydraulics, a distributer of pneumatic tools and accessories, based in Bensalem, Pa., explain the benefits of Lincoln lubrication systems with Ed Drakeley (L, back) of Airline and Ryan Binder of Air
Jimmy Harris (L, front) listens to Ken Miller of Airline Hydraulics, a distributer of pneumatic tools and accessories, based in Bensalem, Pa., explain the benefits of Lincoln lubrication systems with Ed Drakeley (L, back) of Airline and Ryan Binder of Air
Jimmy Harris (L, front) listens to Ken Miller of Airline Hydraulics, a distributer of pneumatic tools and accessories, based in Bensalem, Pa., explain the benefits of Lincoln lubrication systems with Ed Drakeley (L, back) of Airline and Ryan Binder of Air (L-R): Michael Butrim and John Bascano, both of Raven Power, shop Alban CAT’s inventory of skid steers. (L-R): Scott Savage of Goody Hill Groundwork and his son, Collin Savage, listen as Jim Price, sales manager explains the controls of this Cat 262C skid steer. Josh Schleupner (L) and Chad Cantwell, both of McGinty Marine Construction, check out Alban CAT’s inventory. Guests wait to register for the event and a chance to win a used electric club car utility vehicle. William Koetting III (L) and William Koetting Jr. of Sun N Fun consider this Cat 315 excavator for their business. George Carr (L) of District Contractors Inc., talks with Drew Slate of Alban CAT about Cat 312 hydraulic excavators. (L-R): Chuck Rentfro of Caterpillar corporate; Mike Leppo, equipment foreman, Dave Pleasants and Fred Green, all of Pleasants Construction; Gary Guido of Alban CAT; and Ron Johnikin of Pleasants Construction, enjoy the catered lunch. One of the highlights of the Alban Cat-A-Thon event was the Rototilt demo on a Cat 308E2 excavator, which many customers tried out. (L-R): Fred Shuster of Alban CAT talks with David Gallahan of Dozer LLC and Dave Kinzer of Alban CAT. Guests line up for the catered lunch brought in by Chaps Pit Beef. More than 200 people attended the Cat-A-Thon sales event held by Alban CAT. (L-R): Mike Windsor of Sitech goes over various products such as the Cat AccuGrade machine control system with Alphie Adams of Adams Construction and George Adams of Adams Construction. (L-R): Donna West of Alban CAT; Ed Lewis, sales representative of Alban CAT; and Sherry Hazel, account manager of Alban CAT, are ready to answer questions about the equipment for sale at the event. More than $15 million worth of equipment was up for sale including this lineup of Cat 252B skid steer loaders. The Cateraptasaurus, created by Derek Arnold using tractor parts, stands guard over the Cat-A-Thon event.

More than 200 guests attended the Oct. 15, 7th annual Alban CAT Cat-A-Thon event held at its Baltimore, Md., facility. Guests were invited early for a “Get to Know Us Breakfast” and got a sneak peek of the event. Attendees that registered for the event were entered into a drawing to win a used electric club car utility vehicle. A Cat 308E2 excavator was available for guests to test out and more than 20 vendors were on hand to demo their products. Later a catered lunch featuring Chaps Pit Beef was served.

Approximately $15 million worth of new and used equipment, from Cat light towers to Cat 972 wheel loaders, were up for sale with special pricing available. Those that purchased equipment also gained the benefit of Cat parts availability and service support. Alban CAT has more than $13 million of parts available and 75 to 80 on road technicians serving Eastern Shore county in Md.; Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington, Alexandria and Fauquier counties in northern Virginia; Washington D.C.; and Kent, and Sussex counties in Del.

“This is the one time with the price points that we want to give back to our customers. We want to give them the opportunity to own Cat equipment at an affordable price,” said Jim Price, sales manager of Alban CAT.