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George & Swede Holds Open House in Pavilion, N.Y.

Fri August 12, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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Hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade salads and roasted sweet corn were the order of the day.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade salads and roasted sweet corn were the order of the day.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade salads and roasted sweet corn were the order of the day. George & Swede Sales & Service employees all pitched in to get the job done. Hundreds of contractors, municipal workers and farmers took time off from their busy schedules to attend the open house. LS Tractor USA, manufactured in South Korea, is a new cost-effective alternative to some of the pricier agricultural tractors on the market. John Crooks (L), business manager of LS Tractor USA and Greg Newell of George & Swede. George & Swede has represented Interstate Trailers for more than 25 years. Mark Smith (L), general manager of Interstate Trailers and Mike Whalen of George & Swede. Todd McFadden (in cab) of George & Swede checks out the latest features on the LBX model 80 excavator with the assistance of Tom Simon, LBX factory representative. The town of Castile recently purchased an LBX model 80 excavator to add to its equipment fleet. (L-R): Tim Loomis; Cliff Scott; Darryl Nourse, highway superintendent; and Dylan Nourse, all of the town of Castile. Kawasaki is known for making one type of quality construction equipment — wheel loaders. Mark Dublin (L) of Kawasaki and Greg Newell of George & Swede.

George & Swede Sales & Service held its annual open house and customer appreciation day July 28 at its facility located on 7155 Big Tree Road, Pavilion, N.Y.

Food, refreshments and product demonstrations were the order of the day. George & Swede represents established equipment manufacturers including Kawasaki, Link-Belt, Interstate Trailers, Hyundai and Yanmar.

Over the past few years as farms have become larger there also has been increased interest from farmers in purchasing construction equipment. To round out its offering to these large farms, George & Swede has expanded its product lines to include agricultural tractors from manufacturers such as McCormick and LS Tractor USA.

Despite dreary weather, attendance was very strong as western New York contractors, municipalities and farmers gathered for some great food and a better understanding of the equipment they use each day.