Linder Hosts its First Annual Oktoberfest

Mon October 29, 2012 - National Edition
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Corey Wall (L), Wirtgen’s district sales manager for Florida and Georgia, shows Gator Patrick of Ajax Paving the finer points of the Vogele Paver Super 1300-2.
Corey Wall (L), Wirtgen’s district sales manager for Florida and Georgia, shows Gator Patrick of Ajax Paving the finer points of the Vogele Paver Super 1300-2.
Corey Wall (L), Wirtgen’s district sales manager for Florida and Georgia, shows Gator Patrick of Ajax Paving the finer points of the Vogele Paver Super 1300-2. Kevin Chastain (L), Linder, and Randall Starkey, Kiewitt, spend a few minutes discussing the event. Corey Wall (L), Wirtgen’s district sales manager for Florida and Georgia, shows Gator Patrick of Ajax Paving the finer points of the Vogele Paver Super 1300-2. This Vogele paver was getting a close look from Shaye Brook (L), Lane Construction, and Steve Ricke, Wirtgen. John Coughlin (L), president and COO of Linder Industrial Machinery, and Jim McEvoy, president and CEO of Wirtgen America. Corey Wall (L), Wirtgen, shows this new Hamm H20i roller to Gary MacMillan of Azzarelli Paving. (L-R): John Coughlin, president and COO of Linder, chats with Glen and Barbara Anderson of JMHC, and Johnny Bass of Linder. Jim Engard (L), Linder, takes a few minutes to show this Hamm roller to Sal D’Amato of Mid Atlantic Milling. (L-R): Tony Yanis of Linder explains the finer points of this paver to Alexis Luis and Lazel Orami, both of A. Luis Milling & Service. Randy Thomas (L), Linder, shows the new D61px dozer to Dennis Klatil, Cemex.

Linder Industrial Machinery recently hosted its first annual Oktoberfest at the Lakeland, Fla., location. According to John Coughlin, Linder’s president and COO, the company plans to make this an annual event. They hosted one earlier this year in Columbia, S.C., and plan to do one a year in the Carolinas and in Florida. In 2013 the events will be in Jacksonville, Fla., and Raleigh, S.C. The event carried the Oktoberfest theme through with German food and music.

More than 50 machines were on display from various manufacturers and it gave Linder’s staff the opportunity to show customers a large portion of the equipment they represent.

“This show was all about the equipment.” stated Coughlin, “It gave us the opportunity for face time with our customers to show them our equipment and to enjoy some food and music together.”