Leslie Equipment Celebrates New Fairmont Facility

Joining Leslie Equipment Company employees for a catered lunch were key members of John Deere’s management team and customers from Leslie Equipment Company’s market area.

📅   Mon August 31, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Guests enjoy a catered lunch in the new showroom at Leslie Equipment Company’s Fairmont branch facility.
Guests enjoy a catered lunch in the new showroom at Leslie Equipment Company’s Fairmont branch facility.
Guests enjoy a catered lunch in the new showroom at Leslie Equipment Company’s Fairmont branch facility. After lunch, John Deere Chairman and CEO Samuel R. Allen (L) spent some time speaking with Waco Oil & Gas President Ike Morris. (L-R):  J-Wood Contracting’s Beechard Howell, Bill Kirk and Eric Jackson discussed equipment design ideas with John Deere’s Division/Regional Sales Manager Graham Hinch and Customer Support Manager Ryan Blades. Leslie Equipment Company Fairmont Branch Manager Tim Wagner (L) catches up with general contractor and West Virginia State Sen. Mike Ross. Leslie Equipment Company’s president and corporate secretary (and husband and wife) John and Lynette Leslie visit with attendees at the luncheon. Work nears completion at Leslie Equipment Company Fairmont branch. (L-R): Leslie Equipment Company’s Todd Perrine joins Kelly Moss of Apex Pipeline and Ron Lane of Ronald Lane Inc., along with John Deere Vice President Global Human Resources, Marc Howze. Leslie Equipment Company Treasurer Dennis Gregory and Accounting Manager Tracey Rupe welcome attendees at the luncheon.

Leslie Equipment Company hosted a luncheon event on July 28 at the dealership’s new Fairmont branch facility. Joining Leslie Equipment Company employees for a catered lunch were key members of John Deere’s management team and customers from Leslie Equipment Company’s market area.

In opening comments, Leslie Equipment Company President and Owner John Leslie welcomed attendees to the new location and thanked customers for their ongoing business support. John Deere Chairman and CEO Samuel R. Allen congratulated Leslie Equipment Company on the dealership’s new facility, adding that it represented the dealership’s strong commitment to its base of loyal customers and an interest in continuing to provide world-class equipment and service.

After lunch, John Deere representatives opened the floor for a question and answer session with Leslie Equipment Company customers. Much of the discussion focused on equipment based solutions to the unique working conditions in West Virginia due to wide ranging applications and challenging terrain.

According to Fairmont Branch Manager Tim Wagner, Leslie Equipment Company opened its original Fairmont branch in 1997 but quickly outgrew the facility. Located along Interstate 79, the new store provides high visibility as well as quick and easy access for area customers. The 38,000 sq. ft. building includes a 14,500 sq.ft., 15 bay service area, a 4,000 sq. ft. sales and office space, and a fully stocked parts department.

Situated on 12 usable acres, the Fairmont branch also will include a wash plant building. Wagner said that the facility is close to completion and the plan is to be moved into the new location in September. The new branch is located at 2098 Lillian Lane, Pleasant Valley, W.Va. 26554.

In business for more than 39 years, Leslie Equipment Company maintains an extensive inventory of new and used machines, including asphalt rollers and compactors, backhoe loaders, bulldozers, excavators, motorgraders, off-highway trucks, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, forestry equipment and a variety of attachments. As well as John Deere equipment, the company is an authorized dealer of Allied Attachments, ALLU screening buckets, Bandit, Bomag, and Felling and Talbert trailers.

The dealership has 8 locations serving West Virginia, southeast Ohio and eastern Kentucky.