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JCB of Georgia Hosts 10th Anniversary Open House

Fri November 11, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Discussing the newest JCB machines are (L-R) Cliff Harden, director of Cherokee County, Ga., roads and bridges; Larry Welch, JCB of Georgia; Travis Stewart, manager of Cherokee County roads and bridges; and Ronnie Price, Cobb EMC, Marietta, Ga.
Discussing the newest JCB machines are (L-R) Cliff Harden, director of Cherokee County, Ga., roads and bridges; Larry Welch, JCB of Georgia; Travis Stewart, manager of Cherokee County roads and bridges; and Ronnie Price, Cobb EMC, Marietta, Ga.
Discussing the newest JCB machines are (L-R) Cliff Harden, director of Cherokee County, Ga., roads and bridges; Larry Welch, JCB of Georgia; Travis Stewart, manager of Cherokee County roads and bridges; and Ronnie Price, Cobb EMC, Marietta, Ga. (L-R): Larry Welch and Adam Sharpe, JCB of Georgia, extend a warm welcome to Ronnie Hoover, Blount Construction Company Inc., Marietta, Ga. The world famous JCB Dancing Diggers gave quite a show throughout the day. Operating a JCB 3CX in the backhoe loader rodeo competition is Terry Temples, City of Roswell, Ga. A great turnout of Georgia Power representatives came out to join their JCB friends. (L-R) are Dan Tillirson, Georgia Power; Maeve McPhail, JCB Inc.; Terry Glenn, Jenny Taylor, Alex Hampshire, Georgia Power; and Adam Sharpe, JCB of Georgia. Wes Williams (R), JCB of Georgia, provides a complete introduction to a JCB 426ZX wheel loader to Charles W. Gill, superintendent of processing and disposal for Dekalb County, Ga., public works/sanitation division. (L-R): Wes Williams and Adam Sharpe, JCB of Georgia; Len Malagon, Advanced Rental Center, Canton, Ga., and George Gleason, JCB of Georgia, were glad to see Advanced Rental’s newly purchased JCB 225T eco on display. After receiving some instruction from JCB North America’s JP Moncada (L), Atlanta radio personality, Southside Steve of Rock 100.5 makes a run at the JCB backhoe loader rodeo event.

JCB of Georgia hosted a 10 year anniversary open house at the company’s Kennesaw, Ga., location on Nov. 3. More than 200 guests made their way to the event and enjoyed a catered barbecue lunch, and much more. Staff members from all locations of JCB of Georgia as well as a huge contingent of JCB factory representatives turned out to make this event a success. A backhoe rodeo event tested the skills of many. After all contestants made their run, the first place prize of $1,500 ultimately went to Jim Ligon of Lumpkin County, Ga.

Gift bags with hats and other goodies were given to all and three pairs of Georgia-Georgia Tech football tickets were given to three lucky attendees. Everyone had the chance to win SEC championship tickets to be given away at a later date. The world famous JCB Dancing Diggers did an hourly show and the JCB “mobile lounge” was brought in so attendees had a place to relax.

Atlanta radio personality, Southside Steve of Rock 100.5 did a live remote from JCB of Georgia and kept the crowd entertained. Plenty of JCB machines were on display, including many models of the new generation skid steer and track loader, touted as the world’s safest and most fuel efficient machines on the market.

Low Country Machinery opened in August 2001 in Savannah, Ga., and has since become JCB of Georgia and has grown into a three-branch JCB distributorship serving the Atlanta, Savannah and Augusta markets. Products from JCB of Georgia’s “sister” company, GRIDIRON, a cost-effective, aftermarket parts and components company, also are available at each of the three locations.

For more information call JCB of Georgia’s Kennesaw, Ga., location at 678/594-5400 or visit www.jcbofgeorgia.com.