Company Wrench Celebrates Grand Opening of New Dealership, Raises Funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Attendees, including demolition, scrap and construction contractors from the region, were provided a tour of the facility’s new office.

📅   Mon October 05, 2015 - Northeast Edition
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An assortment of excavators went on the block during Petrowsky Auctioneers’s sale at Company Wrench on Sept. 18.
An assortment of excavators went on the block during Petrowsky Auctioneers’s sale at Company Wrench on Sept. 18.
An assortment of excavators went on the block during Petrowsky Auctioneers’s sale at Company Wrench on Sept. 18. Bob Perusini, Petrowsky Auctioneers ring man, takes bids on a Caterpillar backhoe. Craig Cleary (L), vice president-northeast region, construction equipment financing, and Gary Kurp, senior vice president, rental fleet finance, both of GE Capital, are ready for financing questions from Company Wrench open house guests. John Benedetto (L) of Benedetto Equipment Rental, Palisades Park, N.J., and Victor Domingues, Rovic Transport, Riverdale, N.J., look to get a head start on checking out the equipment that would go to bid the next day. Joel Butler of JE Butler LLC, Bangor, Maine, made the trip south to check out the equipment offerings at the Petrowsky Auctioneers sale at Company Wrench in Williamstown, N.J. Sammie Petrowsky (L) of Petrowsly Auctioneers and Brad Hutchinson, owner of Company Wrench, are all smiles prior to the Wounded Warrior Project charity auction on Sept. 17. Sammy Petrowsky auctions off this Kobelco SK35SR mini-excavator during the Company Wrench grand opening open house. The mini-excavator sold for $35,500 and all proceeds more than $25,000, the cost of the SK35SR, went to the Wounded Warrior Project. Drew Reuter of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Hackensack, N.J., bids on an excavator. Frank Horan, account manager of Groff Tractor New Jersey LLC, formerly Trico Equipment Services LLC, represents Case, Sakai, Peterson, Rubble Master and other product lines throughout New Jersey. Pulled pork sandwiches, barbecue chicken and more were on the lunch menu during the Company Wrench grand opening. Getting ready to cut the ceremonial ribbon for Company Wrench’s new facility in Williamstown, N.J., (L-R) are Michael Gilmartin, northeast regional manager of Company Wrench; Randy Hall, Kobelco vice president of operations, construction machinery; Company Wrench’s new facility in Williamstown, N.J., consists of 16,000 overall sq. ft. that sits on four acres. Hugh Gordon (R), sales and product manager of Company Wrench, presents Michael Gilmartin, northeast regional manager of Company Wrench, with a commemorative clock and other gifts to thank him for his hard work in readying the new facility.

Company Wrench held a grand opening celebration Sept. 17 at the company’s new Kobelco dealership located in Williamstown, N.J.

The new dealership is conveniently located at 2636 East Black Horse Pike. Attendees, including demolition, scrap and construction contractors from the region, were provided a tour of the facility’s new office, large service department and equipment yard. The grand opening festivities kicked off in the morning with a continental breakfast and later attendees were treated to a barbecue lunch.

The two-day open house also included two live auctions professionally overseen by Petrowsky Auctioneers. The first auction, which benefitted The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), included items such as tool chests and gensets, power tools, a flat-screen TV, GPS, Go Cam and Yeti Coolers, along with many other items donated by manufacturer and supplier partners.

The highlight of the auction was the bidding on a Kobelco SK35 mini-excavator and purchased by Two Brothers Contracting Inc. (with all the items auctioned, Company Wrench collected $15,000.)

Proceeds from the auction will support injured service members through the 20 programs and services provided by WWP that are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. More than 52,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Through this auction, Company Wrench is helping WWP work toward its vision of fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

This Williamstown dealership covers the District of Columbia to Connecticut, including eastern New York, Maryland, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Kobelco dealership covers southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia metro area. This newly remodeled location sits on approximately 4 acres and boasts a large office area, parts warehouse and a 6,000 sq.-ft. service department with eight service bays. It will carry a full line of Kobelco excavators with a weight range from 7,890 to 180,000 lbs., specializing in heavy line excavators. This location currently offers a large rental fleet and also will carry used and new equipment, with inventory including excavators, processors, shears, grapples, skid steers, dozers, loaders and screen and crushing plants. In addition to Kobelco, brands such as Fecon, Kocurek, Stanley, LaBounty, Drum Cutters, Screen Machine, Gehl, MKT Vibratory Hammers, Anvil and Indeco also will be featured. Custom fabricated machines designed by CW MachineWorx, Company Wrench’s engineering division; hybrids, 2nd member hammers, under pin booms and HAWC Dust Destroyers are available for sale or rent.

Several members of Company Wrench’s staff were on hand to help launch the new facility, including Brad Hutchinson, owner; Cam Gabbard, president; Scott Carpenter, CFO; Northeast Regional Manager Michael Gilmartin; Hugh Gordon, national sales director; Dick Mizzell, southeast regional manager; Mike Hamm, marketing manager; as well as representatives of Kobelco, Stanley Labounty, Screen Machine, Fecon, HydrauliCircuit Technologies, Drum Cutters, BuiltRite, Winkle, Beka Max, NAPA, GE Capital, Bank of the West and B Blair Corp.