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Cleveland Brothers Opens Doors to New Facility in Lancaster County, PA

Fri September 01, 2006 - Northeast Edition
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Cleveland Brothers, of central and western Pennsylvania, recently opened a new facility in Brownstown, Lancaster County, PA, to provide a full-service plant for sales, rental and service of Caterpillar and other manufacturers’ equipment.

The new 40,000-sq.-ft. facility, located at 4326 Oregon Pike, puts a modern sales and service facility in one place. It includes six machine repair bays to service customer machines and rental fleets, a rental store for Caterpillar machines and other equipment, eight truck repair bays, a fully stocked parts warehouse and a separate, heated, eco-friendly truck wash building that is an additional 6,000 sq. ft.

The region’s growth potential prompted Cleveland Brothers to build the new facility, an upgrade from the company’s former 1,500-sq.-ft. parts building. The Brownstown facility increases Cleveland Brothers’ presence in the area, creating 38 new jobs and expanding the company’s customer-service capabilities.

“Lancaster County is moving, and Cleveland Brothers hopes to supply the equipment that fuels growth and creates jobs,” said Jay W. Cleveland Jr., president and CEO.

“Cleveland Brothers has been a partner in central Pennsylvania’s progress for more than 50 years, and this new facility represents a true milestone. We are making a major investment because we believe in the region’s economic potential.”

Cleveland Brothers’ customers include builders of homes and businesses, municipal governments and landscapers. The company provides engines for trucks, plus generators, scissor lifts, hydraulic systems and other equipment that help warehouses, health care facilities, and offices to run smoothly.

“The new facility gives Cleveland Brothers the capacity and agility to meet any challenge our Lancaster-area customers bring to us,” said Tom Kirchhoff, executive vice president and CEO.

“This region is booming, but even in the electronic age, innovation has to be built on a sound infrastructure. We will do whatever it takes to meet our customers’ expectations.”

Guests at the new facility’s dedication included top officials from Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, IL, including Dave Noelken, manager of Caterpillar Inc.’s North American Commercial Division — Eastern and Canadian Region.

“Cleveland Brothers has always been a valued member of the Caterpillar family,” said Noelken. “Their commitment to excellence and quality never wavers. Customers who trust Cleveland Brothers with their equipment needs have the confidence to keep their projects and business plans moving forward. That kind of confidence encourages progress, and Caterpillar is proud to be a part of it.”