Gordon Troy Griffin, used equipment manager of Flint Equipment Company in Albany, Ga., passed away in his home on Jan. 27. He was 66 years old. Mr. Griffin was born in Hahira, Ga., and was the son of the late Gordon Clower and Beryl Hiers Griffin. He was a member of Warwick United Methodist Church.

By Giles LambertsonCEG CORRESPONDENTNot every day does a visitor to an unprecedented public disaster show up to volunteer with recovery efforts and almost immediately become de facto manager of the project. But the eleventh day of September 2001 was not just any day in New York City.

Larry Griffin Sr. is the founder and current owner of Griffin Brothers Companies in North Carolina, along with his two sons Larry Griffin Jr. and Mike Griffin. The company’s roots date back to 1961, when Griffin partnered with his brother to open Griffin Brothers Tire, a tire and auto repair center on the outskirts of uptown Charlotte.

Griffin Pump and Equipment now offers a line of diesel generators with a prime output range from 4.7 to 472 hp (3.5 to 350 kw) and larger. They are designed for construction, rental and special events. These diesel powered generators provide electricity for emergency power, electric submersible pumps or other electrical applications.

Folcomer Equipment Corporation has hired Bruce Griffin as salesman for its Frederick, MD, store. Griffin will be responsible for the sales territory of Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland. Griffin comes to Folcomer Equipment Corporation with extensive construction equipment sales experience.

KANNAPOLIS, NC (AP) Billionaire David Murdock’s redevelopment of the former Pillowtex property became visible to the public Aug. 16 when the demolition of the century-old Plant No. 1 began. At 5.8-million-sq.-ft. the plant is approximately the size of the Pentagon.

By placing a 7-ft. Yoshino Japanese cedar atop the new John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus, GA, hospital officials and construction crews celebrated the birth of a new building on April 23. The practice of placing an evergreen on top of a newly built structure began more than 1,000 years ago.

Jerry Griffin recently joined Southern States Equipment Sales Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, as the company’s sales manager. Griffin brings with him more than 27 years of experience in the equipment industry, including working with several OEM dealers.