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JCB of Arkansas Grand Opening

Wed May 01, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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Company ownership and staff gather to cut the ribbon marking the official start of the grand opening celebration of the new JCB of Arkansas facility in Little Rock and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Lift Truck Service Center Inc. business.
Company ownership and staff gather to cut the ribbon marking the official start of the grand opening celebration of the new JCB of Arkansas facility in Little Rock and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Lift Truck Service Center Inc. business.
Company ownership and staff gather to cut the ribbon marking the official start of the grand opening celebration of the new JCB of Arkansas facility in Little Rock and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Lift Truck Service Center Inc. business. JCB Corporate Vice President of Sales, Van Clarkson (L), presents a plaque from John Patterson, deputy chairman-JCB Worldwide, to commemorate the official opening to Mike Morehead, owner, JCB of Arkansas. Customers and close friends such as Mark (L) and Tammy James (R) of ABC Block Company, Little Rock, Ark., turned out in great numbers to celebrate with JCB of Arkansas’s Mike Morehead. Manufacturer representatives from differing product lines had the opportunity to chat during the event (L-R) including JCB’s Van Clarkson; Princeton Delivery Systems’ Jorge Reyes; and JCB’s William Walker. General Manager of JCB of Arkansas, Franklin Riggs (C), provides a guided tour of the new facility to (L-R) Clay Barber and Hunter Goff, Goff Distribution, Little Rock, Ark.; Walter O’Neal, Trade Winds Management, Bryant, Ark.; and Bill Talbert, als The owners of JCB of Arkansas, (L-R, front row) Mark, Carl and Mike Morehead, got plenty of support from JCB corporate for this event including: (L-R, middle row) Chris Clark, Van Clarkson, Karen Guinn, Meg Albertson; (L-R, back row) Ferrin Barber, Larry Vendors, owners and spouses all pitched in to help out during the grand opening of JCB of Arkansas including (L-R) Benny Respress, DuraTech Industries, Atmore, Ala.; Carl Morehead, JCB of Arkansas; Mike Rushing, Summit Bank, Little Rock, Ark.; Franklin Ri The grand opening event made for a busy day at the brand-new 27,000 sq. ft. JCB of Arkansas facility located adjacent to Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The lunch line was stacked deep with attendees ready to enjoy Young’s Catering from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the JCB “mobile lounge.”

JCB of Arkansas held a Grand Opening March 27 of its new state-of-the-art facility south of downtown Little Rock.

Situated on nine acres beside I-30, the new facility boasts more than 27,000 sq. ft. of space. The facility also houses Lift Truck Service Center Inc. Concurrent with the grand opening of JCB of Arkansas, Lift Truck Service Center celebrated its 40th anniversary in the lift truck business. More than 600 people turned out to enjoy the day.

Manufacturer representatives from all lines sold by JCB of Arkansas and Lift Truck Service Center Inc. lent their support to the event, including a huge contingency of JCB corporate representatives from Savannah, Ga. An incredible array of prizes was given away throughout the day including a Benelli shotgun and the grand prize of a free one-day guided fishing trip on Lake Greason, which was won by Dan Clifton of Little Rock Wastewater.

Popular local caterer Young’s Catering offered guests catfish and chicken and all imaginable side items and ended the meal with fried apple and peach pies. This was one of the best lunches of the day in Little Rock.

In a brief speech to show his appreciation for those who turned out for the event, JCB of Arkansas’s Mike Morehead said, “We could not have reached such great levels of success without the dedicated service of our employees, our great customers and our hard-working vendors.”