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Tue October 09, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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Tara Baschmann (R) welcomes visitors to The Road Connection/Baschmann Services Open House, which was held Sept. 12, 2012.
Tara Baschmann (R) welcomes visitors to The Road Connection/Baschmann Services Open House, which was held Sept. 12, 2012.
Tara Baschmann (R) welcomes visitors to The Road Connection/Baschmann Services Open House, which was held Sept. 12, 2012. Baschmann Services has been an authorized distributor of Kobelco in western New York for more than a decade. (L-R) are Craig Newbold of Kobelco; Bob Tracey, general manager of Baschmann Services earthmoving division; and Garry Bodine, regional service man Terex sent factory representatives to discuss the merits of the complete line of Terex construction equipment. (L-R) are Jeff Wykle, Terex woodsmen division; Jeremy Nepus, Terex construction division; and Scott Ehlers, Terex construction division. Visitors knew they had arrived at the right place when they could see the official Road Connection pickup truck parked prominently out front. In commemoration of 9/11, a flag was flown at half mast from Baschmann’s service truck. Plenty of KPI-JCI equipment was on display, including this K200 Plus portable tracked cone crusher. (L-R) are Bill Royce of Kolberg-Pioneer; Jim Leimkuehier of MRC Technologies in Buffalo, N.Y; and Pete Baschmann, president of Baschmann Services. The Road Connection’s Andrew Gillman (L) discusses the state of the U.S. infrastructure with Don Ruppert of the Derek Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y. Mike Peters, general manager of the aggregate division of Baschmann Services, signs The Road Connection’s petition, which will be presented to the proper officials in Washington, D.C. A lunch of barbecue sandwiches and Italian sausages (Buffalo style) was enjoyed by the event’s more than 100 attendees. Baschmann Services is family owned and operated and was founded by Pete Baschmann Sr. nearly 30 years ago. (L-R) are Pete Baschmann Jr.; Pete Baschmann Sr.; Cindy Baschmann; and Tara Baschmann.

The Road Connection is a nationwide initiative to highlight the need for increased road and infrastructure funding. It involves increased awareness about the positive impact that the infrastructure funding has on the job market, about the poor conditions that exist in many areas today and about the burden that the high cost of poor road conditions place on both individuals and communities.

Because roads are essential to all, participants in The Road Connection range from leading manufacturers to organizations to media members and consumer groups. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to promote road and road infrastructure funding on the national, state and local levels.

To help achieve the goals, The Road Connection message is being carried to the public and to the government in a variety of ways. At the center of the initiative is a series of road tour stops across the country at KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screen distributors, trade shows and other events. The latest stop on the road show circuit was at Baschmann Services, a distributor of KPI-JCI along with other products including Kobelco, Terex, LiuGong and others.