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George & Swede Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Day

Mon August 05, 2019 - Northeast Edition #16
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On June 27, George & Swede, an equipment distributor in Pavilion, N.Y., held its annual open house and customer appreciation day. For decades the annual event has been one of the best attended in western New York, drawing hundreds of contractors, municipalities and local farmers.

George & Swede is western New York's authorized distributor for Hyundai, Link-Belt excavators, Yanmar, Geith, Rototilt, Interstate Trailers, Allied, Bomag and Dieci. CEG

(L-R): Bill Do, George & Swede mechanic; Greg Newell, George & Swede president; Jamie Fogg, Link-Belt Northeast service representative; Steve O’Shea, George & Swede service manager; and AJ Cutcliffe, George & Swede mechanic, receiving an excavator award for 15 years as a Link-Belt dealer.
(L-R): Bill Do, George & Swede mechanic; Greg Newell, George & Swede president; Jamie Fogg, Link-Belt Northeast service representative; Steve O’Shea, George & Swede service manager; and AJ Cutcliffe, George & Swede mechanic, receiving an excavator award for 15 years as a Link-Belt dealer.

As always the George & Swede open house featured some of the best “eats” in town.
As always the George & Swede open house featured some of the best “eats” in town.

Greg Newell (L) of George & Swede and Anton Tikhonov of Midland Financial. Midland specializes in financing Link-Belt and Hyundai construction equipment.
Greg Newell (L) of George & Swede and Anton Tikhonov of Midland Financial. Midland specializes in financing Link-Belt and Hyundai construction equipment.

Thomas Owen (L), Hyundai vice president of sales, presents Greg Newell a plaque commemorating George & Swede’s 25th anniversary as a Hyundai dealer.
Thomas Owen (L), Hyundai vice president of sales, presents Greg Newell a plaque commemorating George & Swede’s 25th anniversary as a Hyundai dealer.

George & Swede’s commitment to Yanmar has brought one of the finest lineups of compact construction equipment available to western New York. (L-R) are Greg Newell, George & Swede president; Wendy Focht, George & Swede accountant; Rick Emery, Yanmar Northeast sales representative; and Frank Baumgardner, George & Swede sales representative.
George & Swede’s commitment to Yanmar has brought one of the finest lineups of compact construction equipment available to western New York. (L-R) are Greg Newell, George & Swede president; Wendy Focht, George & Swede accountant; Rick Emery, Yanmar Northeast sales representative; and Frank Baumgardner, George & Swede sales representative.

Greg Newell (L) of George & Swede, discusses the changing support needs of his customers with Eric Cliff, Hyundai Northeast service manager.
Greg Newell (L) of George & Swede, discusses the changing support needs of his customers with Eric Cliff, Hyundai Northeast service manager.

Scott Fisher, a George & Swede sales representative, does final machine preparations for the open house.
Scott Fisher, a George & Swede sales representative, does final machine preparations for the open house.

Rick Emery and his wife field questions from customers about the cutting-edge technology offered by Yanmar compact, earthmoving and excavating equipment.
Rick Emery and his wife field questions from customers about the cutting-edge technology offered by Yanmar compact, earthmoving and excavating equipment.

When you’re purchasing a Hyundai loader it’s never a roll of the dice, but just this once, doesn’t it look like fun?
When you’re purchasing a Hyundai loader it’s never a roll of the dice, but just this once, doesn’t it look like fun?

As in previous years, this year’s event featured a trap shooting competition.
As in previous years, this year’s event featured a trap shooting competition.