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More Than 300 Guests Attend Foley CAT New Product Demonstration Event

Tue July 03, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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The boom of an Exodus material handler serves as an attention-getting entranceway to Foley CAT’s recent new product demonstration event.
The boom of an Exodus material handler serves as an attention-getting entranceway to Foley CAT’s recent new product demonstration event.
The boom of an Exodus material handler serves as an attention-getting entranceway to Foley CAT’s recent new product demonstration event. Richard Hoer (R) of Lakeside Construction, Mt. Arlington, N.J., won an Apple iPod Nano. Here he poses for a photo (L-R) with Jamie Foley; Jamie’s son, Charlie; and Ryan Foley. Vin Torico (R) of Gary J. Wiggers Construction Company Inc., Old Tappan, N.J., won an iPad 2. Here he poses for his victory shot (L-R) with Jamie Foley; Ryan Foley; and Jamie’s son, Charlie. Sam Richards (L) R&R Construction Co. Inc., Chester, N.J., won a 42-in. LCD TV. Here, he stands (L-R) with Jamie Foley; Jamie’s son, Charlie; and Ryan Foley. Kim Foley, chairman of the board of Foley CAT, stands with one of his grandsons, Teddy Foley. Warren Gonzalez (C) of Foley CAT assists customers during the event. Guests enjoy barbecue chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and brisket during Foley CAT’s recent new product demonstration event. Bill Connolly, on-highway sales manager of Foley CAT discusses the features and benefits of the Cat CT660 vocational truck. Foley CAT employees are busy registering guests for the event. Relaxing and enjoying dinner prior to the new product demonstrations, (L-R) are Gary Williston of Improved Property Services, Hightstown, N.J.; Damon Rarick and Sam Rarick of Rarick LLC, Flanders, N.J.; and Richard Lang of Lawns by Yorkshire Inc., Westwoo (L-R): Jeff Merle, vice president of machine sales; Joe Falzerano, owner of AGB Nursery, Chester, N.J.; and Ryan Foley, vice president of Foley Rents. Steve Jones (R) of Kobelco Cranes assists Keith Adolf of Operating Engineers Local 825 with the training simulator. Bruce Smith of Caruso Excavating tries his hand at the Cat simulator during the event. (L-R): Joe Salgado, Cruz Contractors LLC, Holmdel, N.J.; Scott Warren, Foley heavy machinery sales representative; Bob Kukulski, Foley used equipment manager; Tony Cardoso and Michael Cardoso, both of Cruz Contractors. (L-R): Mike Mermini, Anselmi & Decicco, Maplewood, N.J.; and Jim D’Annunzio, Steve D’Annunzio, Chris D’Annunzio and Jeff D’Annunzio, all of D'Annunzio & Sons Inc., Clark, N.J. Jamie Foley (L), Foley CEO, speaks with Russ Duryea (second from L), owner of  R & R Construction, Chester, N.J.

Foley CAT held a new product demonstration event June 14 at the company’s headquarters in Piscataway, N.J.

More than 300 guests attended the evening event, which showcased Caterpillar K Series wheel loaders and E Series excavators, Exodus material handlers, and the Cat CT660 vocational truck. (Customer CT660 trucks from Cali Carting, Cuenca Coronel Trucking and Munoz Trucking were exhibited at the event.) There also were new products on display, such as Metso crushing and screening equipment, Kobelco cranes, Weiler paving products and Seagrave fire apparatus. Foley product support services, such as Cat Certified Powertrain Rebuilds, Product Link and Sitech Technology all had representatives on hand to discuss the guests’ wide range of business solutions.

After dinner was served under a big top tent and people took turns operating the Cat wheel loader and Kobelco crane simulators, guests were treated to several equipment demonstrations. Chris Fodor of Exodus led off discussing the features of an Exodus MX447 material handler that reaches just over 58 ft. (17.7 m). Walt Suk of Foley demonstrated the industry-exclusive cab that lowers to the ground.

Wilson Smith of Caterpillar followed with a presentation on Caterpillar E Series excavators touting the increased hydraulic horsepower to move more material in less time and greater lift capacity and digging force for faster cycle times.

Bill Connolly, on-highway sales manager of Foley, reviewed the features and benefits of the popular Caterpillar CT660 vocational truck.

Mike Calamari of Caterpillar wrapped up the demonstration segment of the evening by leading a choreographed Tier IV K Series wheel loader demonstration, which the crowd loved. Calamari stressed the simplicity of Cat’s Tier IV technology because there is no operator action required. It has fully automatic regeneration and there is no DPF maintenance until 5,000 hours.

At the event’s conclusion, three raffle prize winners were announced by Ryan Foley, vice president of Foley Rents, and Jamie Foley, president and CEO of Foley: Richard Hoer of Lakeside Construction won an Apple iPod Nano; Vin Torico of Gary J. Wiggers Construction Company won an Apple iPad 2; and Sam Richards of R&R Construction Company won a 42-in LCD TV.

Jamie Foley said, “2012 is a special year as it marks our company’s 55th year as a Caterpillar dealer. This event was a great way to showcase both Caterpillar and other manufacturer equipment, while showing our appreciation for our customers and inviting them to a fun evening. We are thankful for the relationships we have with them are excited to introduce diverse solutions from across our divisions.”

For more information, visit www.foleyinc.com or find Foley Inc. Caterpillar dealer on Facebook or YouTube to view photos or video from the event.