Manufacturer Representatives Support Thompson Machinery Event

Wed May 11, 2016 - Southeast Edition

The Sitech Tri-Rivers exhibit was packed with attendees looking for more information on Trimble and Accugrade grade-control products.
The Sitech Tri-Rivers exhibit was packed with attendees looking for more information on Trimble and Accugrade grade-control products.
The Sitech Tri-Rivers exhibit was packed with attendees looking for more information on Trimble and Accugrade grade-control products. (L-R) are Brad Sidle, Brad Sidle Construction Company, Olive Branch, Miss; and Jerry Brazil and Keith Peevy, Thompson Machinery. Caterpillar representatives support the Thompson Machinery event, including (L-R) Rachel Phillips, Cat Financial; Adam Ackerman, Caterpillar; Rob McCleary, Thompson Machinery; and Brian Mihalick, Cat Financial. (L-R): Jonathan Holloway of Thompson Machinery talks with Jeff Browning, Ryan Browning, Bo Browning and Michael Howard, the owners of Browning Contractors Inc. of Collierville, Tenn., about this new Cat D6N LGP with grade control, which they plan to purchase. (L-R): Wade Burrow, Thompson Machinery,  welcomes some of his friends and customers to the event, including Bruce Prewett and Dave Moore, both of Prewett Enterprises, Southaven, Miss. Dave Johnson (L) of Johnson Farms, Brighton, Tenn., gets a few pointers on maximizing operation time on a Cat 303.5E2 mini-excavator from Michael Miller of Thompson Machinery. Thompson Machinery customers Louis (L) and Luis Sandoval of Professional Excavator Services/Sandoval Footings, based in Memphis, Tenn., take a brief break before operating another machine of interest. David Holmes (L) of Holmes Grading, Southaven, Miss., takes the opportunity to become even more familiar with a product he already owns, a Trimble mobile data collector and 985L receiver, with Chad Russel, Sitech Tri-Rivers representative. Thompson Machinery’s Dusty Knight (L) goes over the grade control display screen during a demo of the new Cat D5K2 dozer with integrated grade control with Bobby Stewart of Stewart Grading, Southaven, Miss. Jonathan Holloway (L), Thompson Machinery, and Adam Ackerman (R) of Caterpillar provide in-depth demonstrations of several machines on display to Denis Brunotte, project manager-in-training of Hollingsworth Paving, Memphis, Tenn. Thompson Machinery service technicians cook and Roy Holmes (L) of Roy R. Holmes Construction Co. Inc., Nesbit, Miss., and Jim Kerschbaum of Thompson Truck Centers talk about a Cat CT681 tri-axle dump truck on display. (L-R): Chris Williams, Curb Appeal Tree Service, Hernando, Miss.; Sid Bounds and Michael Miller, Thompson Machinery; and Chris Jones and Ava Williams, also of Curb Appeal Tree Service, get an up-close look at Cat compact track loaders. (L-R): Michael Kennedy, Keith Pearson, Andy Swims and Scott Young, all of the Desoto County, Miss., road department, came to see and demo some of the newest Cat products and consider adding to their equipment fleet. (L-R): Bo Browning, Browning Contractors, Germantown, Tenn.; Jonathan Holloway, Thompson Machinery; Benji Lee, Alligator Land Management, Clarksdale, Miss.; Jeremy Bussey, Thompson Machinery; Ricky Kirk, Kirk Grading, Arlington, Tenn.; Jeff Crow, Thompson Machinery; and Matt Kirk, Kirk Excavating, Brighton, Tenn., attend the event. Jeremy Wilkerson (L) of Northwest Contracting, Memphis, Tenn., operates a Cat 323F L with Cat grade control for the first time and gets a few tips from Dusty Knight of Thompson Machinery, Memphis, Tenn.

Thompson Machinery's machine demonstration and cookout at its Memphis, Tenn., location on April 21 proved to be a successful event. The demo was held primarily to familiarize attendees on the newest Cat grade control dozers and excavators and to put a spotlight on the Thompson Advantage program. This program is a comprehensive package of products, services and capabilities that includes everything from the initial sale and financing through complete product support.

The event received tremendous support from Thompson Machinery management, Caterpillar and Cat Financial representatives who came out to lend a hand. Giveaways included Yeti tumblers, hats and other great products.

Thompson Machinery service staff served lunch to their guests. The event featured static displays of a huge variety of Cat machines. Virtually all divisions of Thompson Machinery displayed their products and services, and Sitech Tri-Rivers representatives were on hand to provide in depth demonstrations of their latest products. The demo also provided attendees with plenty of time to test some of the new Cat grade control machines.