CLM Named Genesis’ 2nd Dealer of the Year

Fri July 21, 2006 - National Edition

Gulf-Coast sales/rental specialist CLM Equipment has been named Genesis Attachment Inc.’s newest Dealer of the Year.

In selecting CLM as its second annual honoree, Genesis cites the Lafayette, LA-based firm’s commitment to providing high quality attachments and service to its customer base.

“CLM is headquartered out of Lafayette and has branches in Sulphur, LA, and Baytown, TX,” said Johnnie Breaux, Genesis’ South Central regional manager. “As a result they see a good deal of demolition work, particularly in large refinery components. Their ability to take the Genesis name to their customers — both on a sales and rental basis — shows they genuinely care about their customers’ success.”

A plaque honoring CLM was presented to Blake Degueyter, vice president of sales and rental at the company’s corporate offices in Lafayette. At the ceremony — also attended by Floyd Degueyter, CLM founder and owner — Blake Degueyter said he was grateful for the honor but equally grateful to have the opportunity to be affiliated with Genesis attachments and the other companies CLM represents.

“A huge part of our business philosophy is based on providing our customers the best equipment available,” he said. “We’ve been in business for more than 40 years and got to where we are by offering in-demand lines including Kobelco, Kawasaki, Case, Link-Belt and more. In our estimation, Genesis attachments are the finest tools on the market today. They make an excellent complement to our own offering and have proven a great fit for us.”

He said a solid working relationship with Genesis has made selling attachments that much easier.

“I’ve known Johnnie Breaux for better than eight years now so we have a very nice working relationship in which we understand each other’s concerns and demands. That level of mutual trust and understanding just isn’t found much any more.”

In 2005, Genesis named Cleveland-based Gibson Machinery as its inaugural Dealer of the Year.

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