Plasterer Equipment

Plasterer Equipment hosted a Municipal Day event April 17 in Bethlehem, Pa. More than 100 representatives from local highway departments and other municipal departments attended the event, which offered attendees the opportunity to check out a wide array of John Deere equipment and services.

Eric Parker officially retired from Plasterer Equipment Co. Inc. May 31 after 45 years in the construction equipment industry. Parker began his career with John Deere as a finance representative in 1972, working out of the Timonium, Md., regional office.

The Montgomery County Public Works Association held its Bi-Annual Trade Show Oct. 13 in Horsham Township, Pa. This event, sponsored by Municibid, marked the 50th anniversary of the association, which was founded in 1966 by Bill Stewart, who was in attendance and honored with a Pennsylvania State Legislature Proclamation and the PECO Crown Lights Award.

Plasterer Equipment held a Municipal Appreciation Day event April 10 in Bethlehem, Pa. The event featured a Deere WorkSight Solutions seminar. During this event, many local highway and public works department crews had the opportunity to learn about new emissions technology, John Deere equipment and Deere Financial options as well as John Deere’s WorkSight, a machine control technology that helps owners optimize equipment productivity, efficiency, uptime and job site performance through machine operation data.

Bomag Americas and Plasterer Equipment Co. Inc. have entered into a new distribution agreement that includes the manufacturer’s soils and light asphalt compaction and landfill equipment lines, according to Jim Head, territory manager of Bomag. Throughout south central and southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia market, Plasterer Equipment now specializes in the sale, rental, and parts and service support of Bomag’s broad line of single drum rollers, light tandem and combination rollers, and embankment and refuse compactors.

Plasterer Equipment was founded by two brothers as an agricultural company in 1912. This year, the Lebanon, Pa., company — now in its fourth generation of family leadership — is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Construction Equipment Guide recently sat down with five key members in the Plasterer organization who shared their thoughts, memories and predictions about this family-run business.

Located in the heart of Montgomery County, Pa., is the family-owned business of Superior Tree Service. Started in the late 1970s by Willard and Ruth Fretz, the company has evolved over the years and grown to meet the needs of its clients and workload.

G&H Service Inc. will be closing its retail business on Oct. 31. The dealership, located at 121B Water St., on Route 206 North in Newton, N.J., will be selling its excess equipment inventory during a Ritchie Bros. auction Oct. 19 in North East, Md. Some smaller attachments, loader and backhoe buckets are listed on IronPlanet.

Robert G. Cameron Jr., 51, passed away at his home in Chalfont, Pa., on Oct. 15. Mr. Cameron was the account manager of Plasterer Equipment Company Inc. Colleagues at Plasterer universally described Mr. Cameron as a hard-working, dedicated and very well liked part of the company.

Against a backdrop of what some say is the worst recession since the Great Depression, Robert L. Morgan, a Conshohocken, Pa.-based, nationally known investment advisor, spoke to approximately 200 paving and excavating contractors and landscapers at a recent dinner for the Inter County Contractors Association at the Shady Maple Farmers Market and Smorgasboard in East Pearl, Pa., in Lancaster County.

Few people can say that they have been able to go on a John Deere “Gold Key” tour; even fewer can say that they have overcome an inoperable brain tumor. But 13 year-old Derek Doran can say he has done both. Last summer, Derek Doran of Pine Grove, PA, had the life of a typical 12-year-old.