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H&E Equipment Services Hosts Grand Opening Event

Tue May 23, 2017 - National Edition
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H&E Equipment Services held a grand opening event at its Fort Myers, Fla., location on April 20.
H&E Equipment Services held a grand opening event at its Fort Myers, Fla., location on April 20.
H&E Equipment Services held a grand opening event at its Fort Myers, Fla., location on April 20. Jody Wall (R) talks about the features and benefits of his Generac Magnum Generator to Logan Siudak (L) and Chuck Siudak of Essian Construction of Altamonte Springs, Fla. Attendees had the chance to win a variety of door prizes. Barry Clawson of South West Construction Services enjoys the NASCAR simulator experience that was brought in for the event. (L-R): Tom Dejong, John Belmonte and Bernie Duque, all of Bee Access Products, speak with attendees about suspended scaffolding products. 
Joe Barrett (L) and  Jake Strickland (R), both of Barrett’s Equipment, talk with Steve DePriest, regional sales manager of Takeuchi about the Takeuchi equipment line. (L-R): Paul Stephen, vice president of marketing; Phil  Zachman, branch manager, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Toby Hawkins, all of H&E Equipment Services, were all very excited about the grand opening and visiting with their customers. Gary Gasperini of Cape Coral Public Works tests out the John Deere excavator simulator  led by Kevin Bortolazzo, John Deere account manager of rental marketing. Zach Oehmke of Tomahawk Construction stands in front of this John Deere 135G excavator, holding his prize for being the winner of the John Deere experience at the event. Ron Loweke of the city of Cape Coral and Jennifer Garrett of Yanmar go over the features of this Yanmar Vio80-1A  mini-excavator. Patrick Smith (L) of JCB and Bryan Kiser, vice president of sales, H&E Equipment, greet customers at the event.

H&E Equipment Services held a grand opening event at its Fort Myers, Fla., location on April 20. Guests were invited to learn more about H&E rentals sales, parts and service and had the opportunity to check out equipment displays and demos. Also featured at the event, were NASCAR and John Deere simulators. H&E staff were on hand to answer questions, and guests also had the opportunity to win prizes.

H&E relocated its Fort Myers branch to the newly constructed facility at 16701 Old US 41, Fort Myers, Fla., to better serve its customers. The new branch provides full-service coverage to customers throughout west Florida and is one of five branches throughout the state. The 19,125 sq. ft. facility sits on eight acres with a fully-fenced and paved yard area, offices, parts warehouse and an eight-bay repair shop equipped with two five-ton overhead cranes. The facility is capable of repairing a variety of general industrial and construction equipment, cranes, and earthmoving equipment.

The branch specializes in aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, earthmoving and general construction equipment from the following manufacturers: Atlas Copco, Bisomac, Blue Diamond, Doosan, Gehl, Genie, Husqvarna, JLG, Magnum, Multiquip, Okada, Power Climber, Skyjack, Skytrak, Takeuchi, Towmaster, UniCarriers, Wacker Neuson, Yanmar and others.

“Equipment customers will quickly recognize the dramatic changes and improvements that our new facility delivers as we grow to better serve their needs,” said Phillip Zachman branch manager. “We have significantly enlarged and enhanced every area of our rentals, sales, parts and service operations. When we first entered this market over two decades ago, we envisioned a time when we would operate from a brand new facility, specifically designed and built to our standards. Well that day has arrived. We can now operate more efficiently and cost effectively, which translates into better service and care for our customers. We are extremely pleased.”

In addition to equipment rentals, the facility provides new and used equipment sales, in-shop and mobile service, a comprehensive parts inventory, training, and other value-added services.

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