Nortrax, Inc.

When you think "excavator," images of digging dirt and rock on land may come to mind. However, that's not the case for J.F. Brennan Company Inc. (Brennan), a 100-year-old marine construction contractor out of La Crosse, Wisc. "We get the Hitachis working out on the water," said Sam Crawford, project manager for Brennan.

Nortrax raised $75,000 for the Travis Mills Foundation at its annual golf tournament and auction. Nortrax raised $75,000 for the Travis Mills Foundation at its annual golf tournament and auction. Held on Aug. 16, 2019, in North Yarmouth, Maine, participants were able to play a round of golf, enjoy a BBQ lunch and participate in the live auction.

The Nortrax locations in Pembroke, N.H., and Springfield, Vt., will become distributors of Wirtgen Group products. These locations will have responsibility for servicing and supporting Wirtgen Group customers for the entire state of New Hampshire and the eastern counties of Vermont.

It only took 10 minutes for Scott Millbury and Joe Haley to get hooked on Hitachi. It was 1987, and a local dealer rented a brand-new Hitachi 200 to Scott and Joe, co-owners of M&H Logging and Construction in Rangeley, Maine. They still talk about that day like it was yesterday.

Effective January 1, 2019, Nortrax Canada Inc. will become the distributor of Wirtgen Group products for Ontario, Canada. Nortrax has been serving the Ontario market for more than 40 years performing as one of John Deere's top construction dealers. John Deere recently acquired the Wirtgen Group, headquartered in Germany.

Nortrax is proud to announce that the 10th Annual “Golf, Grub & Gravel” event, held Aug. 17, raised $55,000 to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation. Travis Mills is one of five quadruple amputees to survive his injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nortrax, Inc. has sold seven stores in its Midwest Region to the family-owned company McCoy Group, Inc. based in Dubuque, Iowa. The company will do business as McCoy Construction & Forestry (MCF) and will retain the Nortrax employees in the Escanaba, Mich., Merrill, Chippewa Falls, and Ashland, Wis., as well as the Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji, Minn.

Nortrax hosted its annual equipment demo and open house event on April 6 at the Chippewa Falls branch. This year the open house centered around technology with the theme of “Taking Technology to the Streets.” In the service bays, technology was front and center and on stage, set up so customers could see technology in action as they ate their lunch.

Dobbs Management Service, LLC (“Dobbs”), a family investment office based in Memphis, Tenn., has acquired seven John Deere Construction and Forestry Stores serving the South Florida market. The purchase, through DJD Equipment Holdings, LLC, included full service stores in Lutz (Tampa), Orlando, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft.

The Westbrook, Maine, Nortrax dealership hosted its 9th Annual “Golf, Grub & Gravel” event at Toddy Brook Golf Course in North Yarmouth, Maine, on Sept 15, 2017. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to the Travis Mills Foundation.

On Aug. 18th Nortrax celebrated the grand opening of its new flagship store in Merrill, Wis. Leading off the day was a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Merrill Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bill Bialecki, along with Max Guinn, president of John Deere Worldwide Construction & Forestry; David Thorne, John Deere senior vice president of worldwide construction and forestry sales and marketing; Dale Gessell, Nortrax vice president; and Matt Hanson, Nortrax general manager.