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JESCO Acquires of Northeast Underground Inc.

Mon January 16, 2012 - National Edition
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JESCO has expanded its product offering by acquiring Northeast Underground Inc./Ditch Witch Northeast. JESCO will now serve as the authorized Ditch Witch dealer in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Central and Eastern New York State, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, New Castle County, Del., and Cecil County, Md.

“It is an honor to offer our customers a distinguished brand such as Ditch Witch,” said Jon Robustelli, president of JESCO. “Representing Ditch Witch allows us to expand our customer relationships and gives us the broadest equipment line offering in the northeast specific to the utility, landscaping and municipal markets.”

“The Ditch Witch organization is excited to partner with JESCO in the northeast,” said Scott Smith, director of sales of The Charles Machine Works Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch equipment. “JESCO’s well established reputation for excellence in customer support and long tenure in the market place will open new growth opportunities for the Ditch Witch brand.”

The Ditch Witch product line includes walk-behind or ride-on trenchers and plows, compact utility equipment such as the multifunctional Zahn, compact tool carriers and the XT855 excavator tool carrier model along with a wide range of attachments. The full line of Ditch Witch trenchless equipment includes horizontal directional drills, fluid management systems, Hammerhead piercing tools and rod pushers. JESCO also will offer the full line of Ditch Witch vacuum excavation systems, which are available in a variety of sizes and configurations. The full line of Ditch Witch utility electronic guidance systems and their utility location equipment also will be available through JESCO.

JESCO’s most recent acquisition marks its third since 2009, making it one of the largest equipment dealerships in the country and expanding its total number of locations from nine to 11. The two new locations, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Holbrook, N.Y., were and will remain active Ditch Witch locations. The Shrewsbury location offers sales, parts, service and rentals whereas the Holbrook location will act as a parts and service location only. JESCO’s three New Jersey locations, Beacon, N.Y. and Middletown, Del. locations will offer full Ditch Witch sales, parts and service in their respective territories.

Since 1972, JESCO has been supplying municipalities and contractors throughout New Jersey and the New York metro area with a wide range of quality construction equipment. JESCO has three New Jersey branch offices conveniently located in South Plainfield, Fairfield and Lumberton, a Beacon and Holbrook, N.Y., location as well as locations in Delaware, Maryland and Shrewsbury, Mass.

For more information on JESCO, visit www.jesco.us or call 800/241-7070. For more information about Ditch Witch products, visit www.ditchwitch.com.