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Hills Machinery Holds Grand Opening in Charleston, S.C.

Fri May 13, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Terry Walters (R) of Cross Creek Clearing, Reevesville, S.C., talks with Jim Hills about one of his latest projects.
Terry Walters (R) of Cross Creek Clearing, Reevesville, S.C., talks with Jim Hills about one of his latest projects.
Terry Walters (R) of Cross Creek Clearing, Reevesville, S.C., talks with Jim Hills about one of his latest projects. Adam Hills (R) talks with Bryan Gulski of I.F.A. Rotorion in Charleston about the commitment to service the company has made. Hills Machinery has a new fleet of service trucks to handle all the service calls the company receives. Wiley Heard (L) of Leica Geosystems explains to Phillip Benton of BNC Utilities in Charleston how the machine control products offered by Leica assist contractors in their operations and saves them money. Hills Machinery is a new dealer for Leica Geosyste The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility offers plenty of space to service machines and to stock parts for the growing business. The Charleston location is conveniently located in North Charleston at 7168B Cross County Road, just off Ashley Phosphate Road. Interstate Trailers recently appointed Hills Machinery as its new dealer for South Carolina. Treye Phelps stands in front of the Interstate 20-ton (18.1 t) trailer that is designed to carry backhoes, dozers, loaders and other machines. John Flournoy (L) and Paul Harmer stand next to their newest venture … a forestry mulching machine that attaches to skid steer loaders and other machines to do right-of-way clearing. (L-R): Eric Sears of Republic Services in Charleston; Joe Baker and Mike Fraley, both of Sanders Brothers in Charleston are welcomed by Jeff Baumgardner, who represents Hills Machinery in North Carolina. Jim (L) and Adam Hills (R) welcome their proud father, Jim, to the open house. Hills Machinery just became a new dealer for NPK hammers. Scott McGuigan was on hand to answer questions about the hammers. Andre Haynes (L) of Haynes Concrete, Summerville, S.C., was in need of a small excavator so he came to see the Case product line. Stuart Swiller of Case goes over the features of the Case CX50B. Hills Machinery also became a dealer for Paladin Brands, which offers a wide variety of attachments to increase machine productivity. Allen Perko (L) and Ken Lordi, both of Paladin Brands, stand in front of the Sweepster broom and a cold planer. Parker Day (L) of Hills Machinery and Dick Mizzell, who represents Company Wrench in the Carolinas and Georgia, are talking about the increased needs of contractors who are in the recycling business.

Hills Machinery held an open house May 6 at its location in Charleston, S.C.

The event, billed as the “Grand Opening” of the company’s North Charleston facility, attracted more than 100 local contractors, who were provided an opportunity to tour the facility and to see first-hand the company’s extensive service capabilities. A barbecue lunch also was provided.

During the open house, the company awarded a slew of door prizes consisting of caps, t-shirts, mugs, sweaters and pocket knives.

NPK, Interstate Trailers, Leica GeoSystems machines and equipment were on display, as well as Case, which showcased the 850L dozer, SV 208 roller, 580 Super N backhoe, CX 50B compact excavators, CX31B compact excavators, TR270 track loader and 327B artic truck.

Parts and service were a theme throughout the event. Hills Machinery offers customers same-day parts delivery and on-site service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Technicians at Hills Machinery undergo a rigorous training program and then update their education on a regular basis.

The company has another branch in Columbia, S.C. Both locations of Hills Machinery are about the same size with around 12,000 sq. ft. of parts and service space on several acres.

The Columbia shop is located at 1014 Atlas Way in the southeast part of town near Williams-Brice Stadium. The Charleston location is at 7168B Cross County Road in North Charleston.

Hills Machinery carries Case, Interstate trailers and accessories, NPK hammers, Paladin Brands, Leica Geosystems and more. Hills Machinery hopes to add more lines later this year.