ASCO?Celebrates Grand Opening of Belton Facility

Fri March 09, 2012 - West Edition
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Darrell Goodwin (L) of McLennon County visits with Brian DeDecker in the new parts department capabilities.
Darrell Goodwin (L) of McLennon County visits with Brian DeDecker in the new parts department capabilities.
Darrell Goodwin (L) of McLennon County visits with Brian DeDecker in the new parts department capabilities. (L-R): Kris Bauer and David Reese of Apac Wheeler, Belton, Texas, stop for a picture with the custom painted Case 580 Super M and Charles Warren of the ASCO service department. Larry Doskocil (L), a land improvement contractor of Lott, Texas, talks to John Pooler about the features of this Case 621E front end loader. The barbecue and hospitality was abundant at the grand opening event. (L-R): ASCO President Steve Wright and ASCO CEO Brax Wright along with Belton Branch Manager Spencer Ridgeway pose with Byron Sinclair of the city of Belton and ASCO Sales Representative John Pooler in front of the very first machine sold from the new Bel Rinny Johnson kicked off the new business with a Bible reading on a prayer. (L-R): Steve, John and Brax Wright are ready to greet all visitors at the grand opening of their latest facility in Belton, Texas. (L-R): ASCO’s Jon Linstruth presents Les Halbauer and Byron Sinclair of the city of Belton with a plaque and keys to the first machine sold at the new facility. (L-R): Betty, Sylvia and Kirby Carpenter pose with Lea and ASCO President Steve Wright in the new Belton facility.

The Associated Supply Company Inc. (ASCO) celebrated the grand opening of its new Belton, Texas, location Feb. 9. More than 350 people attended the event with the Chamber of Commerce from Belton and nearby Temple, Texas, on hand.

The ceremonies, led by ASCO Central Texas Area Manager Rinny Johnson, included reading a verse from the Bible, a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance with the Belton High School Marine ROTC as color guard.

A selection of ASCO Belton employees spoke during the grand opening and representatives from the other 11 ASCO branch facilities were recognized. A plaque with a set of keys was presented to the city of Belton for purchasing the first machine from the facility, a Case 580 Super N wide track sold by John Pooler.

The 11,000 sq. ft. Belton facility, which will serve the Belton, Temple, Waco, Killeen and Fort Hood area, sits on seven acres of land, with seven full-sized service bays. MW Builders of Temple, Texas, was the contractor for the facility.

Parts Manager Chris Martinez and Service Manager Alan Payne will help Branch Manager Spencer Ridgway make sure the Belton facility is a success.

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