(L-R): Gene Lowder of Lowder Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., is welcomed to the Linder Oktoberfest open house in Columbia by Conrad Graham of Linder Industrial Machinery in Greensboro, N.C., and Bill Cross of Linder Industrial Machinery in Charlotte.
Linder Industrial Machinery held its first Oktoberfest open house Oct. 5 in Columbia, S.C.
“This is our first shot at our Oktoberfest and what stirred the idea is the Wirtgen product line during our trips to Germany,” said John Coughlin, president of Linder Industrial Machinery. “Going there two years ago, I felt there was a good mix of the fall time of year and the German theme. It was just a good fit and a good time of year to bring people together, not just to look at equipment, but also to have a little bit of sharing of ideas, meeting people and having a good time.”
Plenty of vendors and Linder staff were on hand to meet with guests, while an Oktoberfest band provided the musical backdrop as contractors and their families checked out equipment and enjoyed a German-themed lunch.