George and Swede Thanks Supporters, Hosts Open House

The event was well attended with a very large crowd showing up early and staying late.

📅   Tue August 25, 2015 - Northeast Edition


Pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs and sweet corn, along with perfect weather, contributed to a successful event.
Pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs and sweet corn, along with perfect weather, contributed to a successful event.
Pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs and sweet corn, along with perfect weather, contributed to a successful event. Examining the features of the Link-Belt excavator (L-R) are Frank Baumgardner of George & Swede; Monty Milligan of the Town of Andover; and Landon Boyer, factory representative of Link-Belt. Fecon provided live demonstrations of some of its wood processing equipment. Angelo Affronti (L), of Affronti Excavation and Trucking in Madison, N.Y., and Greg Newell, president of George & Swede, pose with a Dieci telehandler. If you look very closely, you will see that this fully rotating Indexator attachment is carefully manipulating a water bottle. This and a host of other demonstrations using Indexator attachments and a very skilled operator showed the wide variety of appli Here the Indexator with full 360 degree rotation nimbly manipulates a full tree trunk. Link-Belt excavators powered the attachments at this demonstration. Mike Whalen (L), recently retired from George & Swede, catches up with his old friend Dave Wallace, who has served as highway superintendent of the town of Andover for the last 28 years. The Sandbagger is an exciting new fully automated way to fill up to four bags of sand simultaneously. Here, representatives of the Village of Castile evaluate the benefits of this product. Several hundred people were in attendance, a very large crowd by any open house standards. With a Hyundai excavator (L-R) are Kris Carlin of the town of Scio; Phil Blouvet of the town of Scio; Pete Farwell, highway superintendent of the town of Scio; Dusty Miller of the town of Wirt; Dylan Dunbar of the town of Wirt; Gaylon Martin of the town o The town of Middlebury, N.Y., recently purchased a Hyundai 757 loader.  (L-R) are Town of Middlebury Highway Superintendent Jim Smart; Matt West, Hyundai factory representative; and Greg Newell, president of George & Swede.

On July 30, George and Swede of Pavilion, N.Y., held an open house/equipment demo/picnic to show appreciation to the hundreds of contractors and municipalities who have supported them over the years. The event was well attended with a very large crowd showing up early and staying late. A large barbecue lunch with all the fixings was prepared by the employees of George & Swede and equipment demonstrations were provided by a variety of George & Swede’s suppliers, including Indexator, Fecon, Link-Belt and Hyundai.