A Plant Grows Near the 'Burgh

Fairchild JCB Celebrates Minn. Location’s Grand Opening

Sat July 06, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Dan Schmidt, JCB regional vice president of sales; Stuart Hughes, JCB director of manufacturing; Chad Fairchild, Fairchild Equipment vice president of construction; John Patterson, CEO of JCB Inc.; Gary Fairchild, president of Fairchild Equipment; and Van
Dan Schmidt, JCB regional vice president of sales; Stuart Hughes, JCB director of manufacturing; Chad Fairchild, Fairchild Equipment vice president of construction; John Patterson, CEO of JCB Inc.; Gary Fairchild, president of Fairchild Equipment; and Van
Dan Schmidt, JCB regional vice president of sales; Stuart Hughes, JCB director of manufacturing; Chad Fairchild, Fairchild Equipment vice president of construction; John Patterson, CEO of JCB Inc.; Gary Fairchild, president of Fairchild Equipment; and Van Jeff Mesenbrink (L), Fairchild Equipment account manager, Burnsville, Minn., location with longtime customer and friend Nick Bosquez of Nicks Excavating, Lakeville, Minn., take a look at the highly fuel efficient JCB 260 Teco track machine. (L-R): Fairchild Equipment’s service and parts crew opened the large new facility with plenty of service and warehouse space. Lunch was served in the enormous service bays by KFC of Lakeville, Minn. More than 250 plates were served. Mayor Elizabeth Kautz cuts the ribbon. JCB CEO John Patterson (R) attended the event to present both Gary and Chad Fairchild with a commemorative plaque.

Fairchild JCB recently welcomed more than 250 guests to celebrate its grand opening. JCB CEO John Patterson attended the event to present both Gary and Chad Fairchild with a commemorative plaque. The event also was attended by Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, who helped with the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new 50,000 sq. ft. facility has plenty of room for JCB’s latest equipment to be displayed in the front lobby; a 12,000 sq. ft. shop area with eight service bays but with the capacity to add 12 more; a training room with stadium seating for new equipment and service seminars; a large parts department; and plenty of office space for salesmen and assistants.

“This is where the majority of other construction industry companies are located — all of the other dealerships are down here,” said Chad Fairchild, general manager. “We have a great product to sell and great people working for us. The next step was moving into a great place.”

Attendees enjoyed a luncheon catered by KFC and the opportunity to win prizes such as hats, flahslights, tape measures, and a grand prize 42 in. LED smart flat screen TV.

Fairchild Equipment also is the Yale dealer in the area.