(L-R): Jerry and Grant Stephens and Danny Flick, all of Stephens Hardwood, tell Zach Sims, Company Wrench, about their positive experience with the LiuGong 842 wheel loader equipped with logging forks.
Company Wrench held its “Tailgate Grand Opening” event on Oct. 24. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new dealership located in Knoxville, Tenn. Members of Kobelco, LiuGong, LaBounty and Gehl teams attended the event. The grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony was held with Brad and Penny Hutchinson, Kobelco and LiuGong executives and Knoxville’s Mayor, Madeline Rogero present. The special event also featured plenty of giveaways and door prizes (including tickets to the Tennessee-Alabama game), barbecue with fixins and facility tours for all the customers.
Among the attendees were local contractors, Gehl representatives, LiuGong representatives, as well as Company Wrench’s management team, among others.
Company Wrench’s new dealership located in Knoxville, Tenn., features a full service and parts department. The dealership carries the full line of Kobelco excavators; LiuGong excavators and wheel loaders; Terex Fuchs material handlers; Gehl skid steers, skid loaders, mini-excavators, and telehandlers; Stanley and LaBounty attachments; Dressta dozers; and much more of Company Wrench’s comprehensive line of heavy equipment and attachments.
Terry Pulley, general manager of the Knoxville dealership, has 25 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, and has been with Company Wrench for seven years. Pulley has been branch manager of three different Company Wrench locations. His wife, Kim Pulley, is the service administrator and has 18 years of heavy equipment experience, and has been with the company for three years.
Included in the Knoxville team is Leonard Carden, the newest addition to Company Wrench’s sales team, who is a seasoned Gehl equipment salesman with 49 years of experience in the industry. Zack Simms is the other half of the Knoxville sales team. He was owner and operator of his own landscaping company before joining Company Wrench two years ago.
The service department houses four bay doors with a 10-ton (9 t) overhead crane. Technicians can work on four machines at once. The service department team includes Cameron Leonard, shop technician; and Josh Howiler, Jason Woods and Derrick Hatmaker, all field technicians.
Kevin Allen is the parts manager of Smithfield, which carries OEM Terex Fuchs, Kobelco, LiuGong, LaBounty and Gehl parts in stock. Allen has 14 years of experience work in heavy equipment parts and has been with Company Wrench for six years.
Company Wrench is an Ohio-based company focusing on the sales, rentals, parts and service of scrap, demolition and construction equipment. Headquartered in Carroll, Ohio, Company Wrench operates in 10 locations across the United States.