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Bane Machinery Ramps Up for Business in North Texas

Tue April 15, 2008 - West Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Bane Machinery has been dealing in the heavy equipment business in North Texas for 45 years.

Bane Machinery Houston L.P. will conduct its grand opening of the Houston facility at 505 Rankin Rd. just north of Beltway 8 April 24.

Scott Bane, president of Bane Machinery said the Houston area became available and showed great potential to increase its coverage of Texas in the construction equipment industry.

According to Bane, the company has searched for new blood in the industry to incorporate people that can bring the “outside the normal industry” aspect into enhancing and supporting its customer base in a way that the general consumer would be comfortable.

“We searched the market place to find people that know the industry, but were not so engulfed by the normal way of looking at the customer to where they could not ’look outside of the box.’”

Bane said the company has a good mix of experience in its sales department so that each person can draw something from the other to provide the customer with what they want and need for their specific business.

Bane Machinery has hired Don Causey with more than 10 years in the rental and sales of new and used equipment to cover the counties of Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller and Washington in Texas.

They also have assigned Raymond Morris from the Beaumont, Texas, area with 13 years industry experience with two major heavy equipment rental firms to see that the customers in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Matagorda and Wharton counties in Texas have all their equipment needs satisfied.

Nathan Reagan, also of Beaumont, Texas, has 12 years experience in sales as sales and finance manager in the boating industry. Additionally, he worked the last two years in sales for a major heavy equipment rental company. Morris covers the counties of Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange and Tyler in Texas.

Sean McKenna brings 12 years experience in the sales and product support side of the construction equipment industry with major rental companies ADI Inc. and JLG Industries. His area of responsibility includes all of metropolitan Houston and Beaumont, Texas.

Banes’s Service Manager Dean Jones brings more than 20 years experience with him. He previously was the service manager for W.T. Byler. Jones also also been the service manager for a large equipment rental firm and local heavy equipment firm.

With more than 17 years experience in the rental of construction equipment, Bane hired Greg Smith to stay abreast of all the latest developments in renting and keep Bane’s customers well informed.

Tom Hlawek, branch manager, has worked in multiple management positions for dealerships and OEM’s. His 20 years experience in equipment financing, dealer development and equipment sales have given him insight into all aspects of the industry. This will help him keep the customers’ needs satisfied and keep the dealership on an upward trend.

“We made a decision to commit all our resources to assuring that our customers never have to worry about what our dealership will do to make them satisfied. … We will do the right thing,” said Bane. “We know that in today’s business environment you had better do all you can to make the customers you have happy. … People like to talk about what someone did for them. … I guess it’s like going that extra mile you hear about so much.”

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