Five Star Equipment Opens Deere Facility in Williamsport

Fri June 06, 2008 - Northeast Edition

John Deere owners and other construction equipment owners will soon have a new place to buy, rent and service equipment. Five Star Equipment Inc., a 25-year-old John Deere dealer, headquartered in Dunmore, Pa., is opening a new facility in Williamsport, Pa.

“Right now we are operating out of a temporary building on our property. We have a repair shop and a service vehicle,” said Boaz “Bo” Zipori, branch manager of Five Star Equipment Inc. “We will be building a new, full facility and it should be open by the end of the year.”

The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility will be built on 4.5 acres and will have a central location on Route 15. It will include a service vehicle that can travel to job sites and repair equipment; six service bays; a dedicated wash bay; a welding bay; new equipment sales for John Deere machines; and used equipment sales for John Deere and for other makes and models.

“It will give customers a strong John Deere dealer in the surrounding area,” Zipori explained. “We’re a full-service dealer and our first priority is to make sure the customer is happy, so customers will be glad to have us in their area.”

One service Five Star Equipment will sell is preventative maintenance contracts. Under these contracts, Five Star will service any brand of equipment including Cat, Komatsu, Case, Liebherr, Link-Belt and of course, John Deere. These contracts allow equipment owners to use the same dealer for all their equipment maintenance needs.

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