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Monroe Tractor Celebrates New Connecticut Location

Thu April 25, 2019 - Northeast Edition #9
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Monroe Tractor celebrated its grand opening on April 13, 2019, with rodeo competitions, raffles and prizes.

The new 12,500 sq.-ft. facility, located at 6 Sandra Drive, South Windsor, Conn., features eight service bays, a full parts department, and a two-acre lot for equipment storage. This is Monroe Tractor's 13th location in the Northeast and third in New England. The other two New England stores are located in Woburn and Worcester, Mass. The South Windsor location serves all of Connecticut, as well as Western Massachusetts.

In addition to the full line of Case Construction Equipment, Monroe Tractor is pleased to represent many other quality manufacturers, such as Screen Machine Industries, Okada Demolition Products, Diamond Mowers, Trombia Sweepers, Leica Machine Control Systems, and many others. The company also has an extensive fleet of late-model machines for rental.

Guests of the grand opening enjoyed games, raffles, operator's challenges, and much more. The Case CX80C Midi excavator was used in one challenge to precisely stack four cinder blocks. At another station, operators used a Case 580SN backhoe to pick up various sized balls and drop them into a bucket with the winner taking home a Case 4 burner gas grill.

The Bears BBQ food truck was there to provide delicious bbq for all to enjoy.

Attendees also were invited to walk the yard and take a look at the fully stocked inventory. A variety of Case equipment including compact track loaders, compact and large excavators, backhoes, dozers, rollers, and much more were available on site. Approximately 20 Monroe Tractor team members, as well as representatives from many manufacturers were onsite to answer questions throughout the day. CEG

Monroe Tractor’s South Windsor, Conn., team at the grand opening of their new location. (L-R): Charlie Patenaude, service manager and son, Mason; Nichole Gretta, product support; Mike Uricchio, parts specialist; Seth Cerone, sales manager; Jesse Miller, sales and daughter, Ava; Chris Donovan, technician; Craig Robbins, branch manager; Greg Schumaker, technician; and Laura Wilkas, assistant general manager.
Monroe Tractor’s South Windsor, Conn., team at the grand opening of their new location. (L-R): Charlie Patenaude, service manager and son, Mason; Nichole Gretta, product support; Mike Uricchio, parts specialist; Seth Cerone, sales manager; Jesse Miller, sales and daughter, Ava; Chris Donovan, technician; Craig Robbins, branch manager; Greg Schumaker, technician; and Laura Wilkas, assistant general manager.

Craig Robbins, Monroe Tractor branch manager, stands in front of a Case 850M dozer at the grand opening of the new facility located at 6 Sandra Drive in South Windsor, Conn.
Craig Robbins, Monroe Tractor branch manager, stands in front of a Case 850M dozer at the grand opening of the new facility located at 6 Sandra Drive in South Windsor, Conn.

Attendees of Monroe Tractor’s grand opening event on April 13, 2019, enjoy lunch in the four bays of its new location in South Windsor, Conn.
Attendees of Monroe Tractor’s grand opening event on April 13, 2019, enjoy lunch in the four bays of its new location in South Windsor, Conn.

(L-R): Glenn Schmidt, parts and sales manager of CNH of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; Bob Nute, Case product support of Newtown, Conn.; Garry Jones of Northland JCB in Wilmington, Mass., and Dan Duhn, service manager of Monroe Tractor in Worcester, Mass., enjoy the grand opening event.
(L-R): Glenn Schmidt, parts and sales manager of CNH of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; Bob Nute, Case product support of Newtown, Conn.; Garry Jones of Northland JCB in Wilmington, Mass., and Dan Duhn, service manager of Monroe Tractor in Worcester, Mass., enjoy the grand opening event.

Guests watch as a rodeo competitor stacks the last of the cinder blocks with a Case CX80C Midi excavator.
Guests watch as a rodeo competitor stacks the last of the cinder blocks with a Case CX80C Midi excavator.

(L-R): Jay Rindflesh of Collinsville Towing and Transport in Canton, Conn.; Tim Wheeler of Wheeler Construction in Avon, Conn.; Chris Kulinski of the town of Barkhamsted, Barkhamsted, Conn.; and Corey Tucker of Torrington, Conn., check out the variety of machinery on Monroe Tractor’s two-acre lot.
(L-R): Jay Rindflesh of Collinsville Towing and Transport in Canton, Conn.; Tim Wheeler of Wheeler Construction in Avon, Conn.; Chris Kulinski of the town of Barkhamsted, Barkhamsted, Conn.; and Corey Tucker of Torrington, Conn., check out the variety of machinery on Monroe Tractor’s two-acre lot.

Onlookers watch as attendees compete in a timed rodeo event challenge to stack cinder blocks for a grand prize.
Onlookers watch as attendees compete in a timed rodeo event challenge to stack cinder blocks for a grand prize.

Zach Fairchild of D&Z Construction from Thomaston, Conn., competes on a Case CX80C Midi excavator stacking cinder blocks.
Zach Fairchild of D&Z Construction from Thomaston, Conn., competes on a Case CX80C Midi excavator stacking cinder blocks.

Gary Bodine (L), Case product specialist, and Bob Nute, Case product support ran the rodeo event.
Gary Bodine (L), Case product specialist, and Bob Nute, Case product support ran the rodeo event.

Zach Fairchild of D&Z Construction of Thomaston, Conn., competes in the rodeo event to drop various balls inside a can without knocking cones or the can over while operating a Case 580 Super N backhoe.
Zach Fairchild of D&Z Construction of Thomaston, Conn., competes in the rodeo event to drop various balls inside a can without knocking cones or the can over while operating a Case 580 Super N backhoe.

Richie Roulston (L) of Roulston Services LLC of Windsor Locks, Conn., and Chuck Miller, Monroe Tractor general manager, construction equipment division from New Berlin, N.Y., in front of a Case 721G wheel loader.
Richie Roulston (L) of Roulston Services LLC of Windsor Locks, Conn., and Chuck Miller, Monroe Tractor general manager, construction equipment division from New Berlin, N.Y., in front of a Case 721G wheel loader.

(L-R): Tyler, Bob III and Bob Giola, all of Giola Corp. Landscaping and General Construction in Manchester, Conn., check out a Case CX57C mini-excavator.
(L-R): Tyler, Bob III and Bob Giola, all of Giola Corp. Landscaping and General Construction in Manchester, Conn., check out a Case CX57C mini-excavator.

Monroe Tractor’s four-bay, 12,500-sq.-ft. facility located at 6 Sandra Drive in South Windsor, Conn.
Monroe Tractor’s four-bay, 12,500-sq.-ft. facility located at 6 Sandra Drive in South Windsor, Conn.

Monroe Tractor in South Windsor, Conn., is located on a two-acre lot stocked with various Case machinery.
Monroe Tractor in South Windsor, Conn., is located on a two-acre lot stocked with various Case machinery.