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Arctic Snow & Ice, Patten Industries Welcome Snowfest

Arctic Snow & Ice Control Products and Patten Industries Inc. hosted Snowfest 2011 at Arctic Snow & Ice Control’s facility in Frankfort, Ill., on Oct. 14. Attendees got a chance to experience first-hand the combination of Arctic snowplows and Cat machines as a system for snow removal....


Patten Industries Inc. Plays Host to Customer Event

Patten Industries Inc. held a customer event Sept. 14 in Elmhurst, Ill. The all-day event featured presentations by Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman and Cat Financial Service Vice President Chris Regas....


Patten Adds Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning Service

Patten Industries Power Systems On-Highway Division is helping customers clear the air with the recent acquisition of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning machine. The DPF cleaning machine, located in Elmhurst, Ill., is designed to thoroughly clean most standard diesel particulate filters of ash and excess soot to maintain peak engine performance and fuel mileage, as well as ensure the cleanest exhaust gets released into the air....


Caterpillar Delivers Keys to First D7E Track-Type Tractor

Caterpillar presented the keys of the first innovative AC electric drive track-type tractor in the industry to long-time customer, TJ Lambrecht on Dec. 22. The electric drive system developed for track-type tractors gives the D7E an unmatched combination of power, sustainability, control and maneuverability, according to the manufacturer....


Caterpillar, Illinois Dealers Welcome IAAP Members to Safety Seminar

Caterpillar Corporation and its dealers serving the Illinois market pulled out the wheel chocks to welcome IAAP members for the Heavy Equipment Safety Seminar on Nov. 3 and 4 in Peoria, Ill. The chance to operate numerous heavy equipment simulators turned out to be the event’s highlight....


“Start Us Up USA!” Campaigns for Tranportation Investment, Jobs

Start Us Up USA!, a nationwide grassroots campaign of the construction equipment industry and their allies, descended upon Chicago Oct. 20 with a rally of local business and labor leaders and construction workers calling on the federal government to move quickly on the reauthorization of a critical transportation bill....


Patten Industries Inc. Celebrates 75 Years

Patten Industries Inc. has a rich history that spans more than seven decades. The company began in 1933 when B.C. Patten Sr. purchased W.B. Louer Co., an early Chicago construction equipment dealer. Patten Tractor was born with a single service shop and 13 highly skilled employees....


Patten Industries Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Patten Industries Inc. kicked off a year long celebration of its 75th anniversary with a two-day special customer event in Peoria, Ill., March 27. More than 25 companies representing a variety of industries including excavating, trucking, general construction, landscaping, plumbing, asphalt and more participated in the event....


UCA Welcomes New President

The Underground Contractors Association (UCA) of Illinois celebrated the inauguration of its 26th President, Terry Barnett of Glenbrook Excavating and Concrete Incorporated and said farewell to former President Gary Klein of Laser Construction on Oct....


Customers Hit the Links for Patten Event in Illinois

Caterpillar compact construction machines, Hustler turf equipment and Exmark mowers adorned the golf course at Prairie Landing Golf Club on Sept. 16. More than 100 Patten customers representing 56 companies enjoyed a day on the course at the club in West Chicago....






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