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H&E Holds Grand Opening, Celebrates With 220 Attendees

Mon May 07, 2018 - Southeast Edition #10
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(L-R): Members of the executive team from H&E included Toby Hawkins, director of marketing; Brad Barber, president and chief operating officer; Justin Gnagy, Durham operations manager, and Paul Stephen, vice president of sales and marketing.
(L-R): Members of the executive team from H&E included Toby Hawkins, director of marketing; Brad Barber, president and chief operating officer; Justin Gnagy, Durham operations manager, and Paul Stephen, vice president of sales and marketing.
(L-R): Members of the executive team from H&E included Toby Hawkins, director of marketing; Brad Barber, president and chief operating officer; Justin Gnagy, Durham operations manager, and Paul Stephen, vice president of sales and marketing.
Edwards Inc., based in Wilmington, N.C., recently purchased this Grove GMK 5150 all-terrain crane, which is 150 metric ton unit with a 197-ft. boom.  Shown here (L-R) are Hal Goodwin and Reid Homes, both of H&E Equipment Services, and Travis Moss of Edwards Inc.
Terry Rippy (L) of H&E and Mark Perry of Code Electric discuss the new location during the event.
John Deere had its mobile simulator trailer on hand for the guests to try out. The simulator provides the Ultimate Uptime Advantage for the customer. Bruce Hall of FLSE Inc. in Raleigh, N.C., tries it out as Leo Wambold (L) and Kevin Bortolazzo of John Deere provide instruction.
Members of the executive team from H&E came to see their newest location. Pictured  (L-R) are Ray Hardison, vice president of Service; Gregg Sigman, senior regional vice president; John Engquist, executive vice president; and Jim Hockaday, district manager of JCB.
(L-R): Kyle Comeaux, H&E; Joe MacDonaugh, EDS; Jim Hockaday and Mike Harwood, both of JCB, meet up at the event.
Mike Daniels demos the top-selling Yanmar VIO55 excavator.
Mike Daniel (L), Randy Jones and Nick Holmes, all of Randy W Jones Grading in Hillsborough, N.C., are joined by Hal Goodwin of H&E.

On April 19, H&E Equipment Services (H&E) held a grand opening of its new Durham, N.C., location.

The new branch is located at 815 Ellis Rd., Durham, N.C., and provides full-service coverage to customers in northeastern North Carolina and the Triangle. The 16,000 sq.-ft. facility sits on two acres with offices, parts warehouse and a repair shop with eight bays. The facility is capable of repairing a variety of general industrial and construction equipment.

The Durham branch specializes in aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, earthmoving and general construction equipment from the following manufacturers: Atlas Copco, Bomag, Club Car, Doosan, Gehl, Grove, Generac, Genie, JLG, John Deere, MEC, Manitowoc, Miller, Multiquip, Skyjack, Wacker and Yanmar, just to name a few.

More than 220 customers, manufacturer representatives, employees and H&E executives attended.

Branch Manager Mark Poole said, “Our grand opening was a great opportunity for us to showcase our products and services and demonstrate our commitment to equipment customers in the Raleigh/Durham area. With the addition of our Durham branch, we provide greater convenience in the area, translating into better service and care for our customers. We are extremely pleased to host this grand opening to show many customers our full-service model of equipment rentals, sales, parts, and service.”

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