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H.O. Penn Holds Poughkeepsie, Holtsville Open Houses

Tue September 11, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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This young man is totally absorbed in using the Caterpillar excavator simulator. It is as true as you can be to sitting in the seat of an excavator without being on a job site.
This young man is totally absorbed in using the Caterpillar excavator simulator. It is as true as you can be to sitting in the seat of an excavator without being on a job site.
This young man is totally absorbed in using the Caterpillar excavator simulator. It is as true as you can be to sitting in the seat of an excavator without being on a job site. The Metso crushers and screeners open up a lot of new opportunities to satisfy the needs of New York City contractors. Enjoying a walk around from H.O. Penn representative J.B. Bennett (far R) is James Brzozowski (L) and Tom Aloi of Pauling Properties loc The CT660 is a real crowd pleaser. Mike Hattar shows a young operator the ropes. H.O. Penn’s open house is a family affair for Adalaide, Jackson and Faz Rahaman. Goody bags are distributed to each attendee as they arrive at the open house. One of the big new announcements at H.O. Penn is that it is now the distributor of Metso aggregate products. Pictured here with a Metso Lokotrak LT106 (L-R) are Kevin Kretschmer, aggregate specialist of H.O. Penn; Eric Bjornson, manufacturer representativ Ben Sherod is a factory representative of Weiler Manufacturing. Weiler is a commercial paver manufactured specifically and retailed exclusively for Caterpillar dealers. It is new to H.O. Penn. Vocational trucks also are new to H.O. Penn and Caterpillar. H.O. Penn’s truck specialist Joe Waller (L) reviews the features of the all-new Caterpillar trucks. This Cat D6K dozer captured a lot of attention. The construction market in the New York Metropolitan area is coming out of the doldrums and interest in new construction equipment is strong. Here John Lewis (R) of Sitech meets with Nick Longinotti of Brenn Fortunately the rainy weather held off and product demonstrations and good food were enjoyed by all. Sitech is H.O. Penn’s new construction technology provider and supplies Caterpillar equipment with GPS and laser technology from Trimble and Spectra Precision. Martin Callahan (L) is of H.O. Penn and John Lewis is of Sitech. The new Exodus scrap machines are another proud addition to the H.O. Penn product offerings. Marveling at these well-designed technologically advanced machines is Brian Buckner (L) of Sunup Enterprises in Wappingers, N.Y., and Scott Cortright of H.O. Penn

H.O. Penn held an open house at its Poughkeepsie, N.Y., branch on Aug. 14, and another at its Holtsville, N.Y., branch on Aug. 16.

Products were on display and there were demonstrations of machine control technology as well as free food and drink. H.O. Penn took this opportunity to showcase its recently added product lines including but not limited to:

• Metso crushers and screeners

• Exodus material handlers

• Cat CT660 vocational on-highway truck

• Crane Carrier on-highway truck

• Weiler paving products

In addition there also were booths set up to showcase H.O. Penn’s product support and power generation capabilities. Featured in Holtsville was a complete Caterpillar certified rebuild of a 980G recently sold to a Long Island customer. Cat certified rebuilds are quickly becoming a sought after alternative to fleet renewal among contractors across multiple industry segments, according to the company.

In Poughkeepsie, a Cat 330B hydraulic excavator owned by Garito Contracting was recently completed and showcased to illustrate the value of a Cat certified powertrain and hydraulic rebuild. In addition, a sampling of H.O. Penn product representation included Seats Inc., aftermarket replacement seats, Brigade products featuring affordable full color rear cameras, object detection and backup alarms for all applications.

As they visited the booths guests were entered into a drawing where they were eligible to win an iPad, Kindle Fire and an iPod Nano.

Guests also were treated to one-day specials on new and used Caterpillar equipment.