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Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Celebrates Grand Opening of Brand New Facility in Brunswick, Ohio

Wed August 21, 2019 - Midwest Edition #17
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Bill Buckles, president of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. (second from R), receives a proclamation from Grant Aungst, community and economic development director of Brunswick, Ohio. Also pictured are Carl DeForest, Brunswick city manager, Mike Slinger, Midwest regional director — Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and Mark Favetti of John Deere (far R).

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. celebrated the grand opening of its all new, state-of-the-art facility in Brunswick, Ohio, on August 15. Customers from northeast Ohio were welcomed to stop in for a tour of the new facility and review the latest John Deere equipment on display in the company's equipment yard, along with equipment from the dealership's other lines, including attachments from ALLU Buckets, Diamond Mowers, NPK, Paladin Brands and Rockland Manufacturing. Factory representatives from John Deere and the dealership's other equipment lines joined Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. personnel to greet attendees and discuss the equipment and enhanced service capabilities of the new facility. Attendees to the grand opening also were treated to door prizes and a hearty catered lunch.

Located at 1550 Industrial Parkway in Brunswick, Ohio, the new building was specifically designed and built to meet the expanding needs of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.'s customers. "We're committed to providing our customers with world class equipment matched by outstanding service," Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. President Bill Buckles stated. "The all new Brunswick branch equips our people with the tools they need to increase sales and productivity in serving the needs of our valued customers in the Cleveland metro market."

With almost 36,000 sq. ft. under one roof, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.'s move to the new facility expands the branch nearly fivefold over its previous Brunswick location. Built specifically for Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., the new facility is situated on 10 acres and features an expansive showroom/reception area with parts counter, offices for sales and administrative functions, a multimedia conference/training room, a break room and an expanded 7,000 sq. ft. parts warehouse. The building is pressurized to minimize dust and the service area is equipped with two 10-ton cranes, 11 service bays with iron impregnated concrete to protect the flooring from machine track damage, a wash bay and an overhead storage bay. The equipment yard is fully paved with a concrete pad and the facility includes a small demonstration area where customers can test out equipment.

Headquartered in Park City, Kan., and with more than 28 locations across Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. is one of John Deere's largest North American construction equipment dealer organization. The company was founded in 1982 and also represents a number of allied equipment lines. In most locations within Ohio, along with John Deere equipment, the company also offers equipment from ALLU, Diamond Mowers, Eager Beaver Trailers, Harlo, Hitachi, NPK Hydraulic Tools, Peterson Pacific, Rockland Manufacturing, Road Hog, Sakai, Sennebogen, Werk-Brau and others. Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.'s Brunswick branch serves as the base of operations for approximately 30 employees and is the point of dispatch for eight service and support vehicles. CEG

(L-R): Mark Baltes, John Janiro and Jacob Ayers of Stanley Infrastructure, which recently purchased Paladin Attachments, were on hand to answer any questions about the attachment product line.
(L-R): Mark Baltes, John Janiro and Jacob Ayers of Stanley Infrastructure, which recently purchased Paladin Attachments, were on hand to answer any questions about the attachment product line.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. President Bill Buckles and Michael Camp, area sales manager, welcome attendees to the company’s Brunswick branch grand opening celebration.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. President Bill Buckles and Michael Camp, area sales manager, welcome attendees to the company’s Brunswick branch grand opening celebration.

Werk-Brau’s Trevor Ballinger and Neil Recker were ready to discuss the company’s line of construction equipment attachments at the open house.
Werk-Brau’s Trevor Ballinger and Neil Recker were ready to discuss the company’s line of construction equipment attachments at the open house.

Rockland Manufacturing’s Randy Wissel spoke with attendees about the company’s versatile Krypto-Klaw bucket-thumb combination attachment.
Rockland Manufacturing’s Randy Wissel spoke with attendees about the company’s versatile Krypto-Klaw bucket-thumb combination attachment.

Among the equipment on display from NPK Construction Equipment was this C-6CSD sheet pile driver, presented by NPK’s Andrew Szafraniec and Ken Skala.
Among the equipment on display from NPK Construction Equipment was this C-6CSD sheet pile driver, presented by NPK’s Andrew Szafraniec and Ken Skala.

(L-R): Kirk Scheid of Scheid Enterprises joined John Deere’s Matt Hendricks, Chris Benedict of CB Excavating & Trucking, Ethan Irish of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and Jason Scheid, also of Scheid Enterprises, to review this John Deere 850L dozer in the equipment yard at the event.
(L-R): Kirk Scheid of Scheid Enterprises joined John Deere’s Matt Hendricks, Chris Benedict of CB Excavating & Trucking, Ethan Irish of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and Jason Scheid, also of Scheid Enterprises, to review this John Deere 850L dozer in the equipment yard at the event.

The service area features 11 service bays with two 10-ton cranes, a wash bay and an overhead storage bay.
The service area features 11 service bays with two 10-ton cranes, a wash bay and an overhead storage bay.

(L-R): Mike Switzer of Stevens Engineering & Constructors joined Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.’s Kent Seward, along with Stevens Engineering & Constructors’ Curt Survance, Andrew McCall, Nick Mroczynski and Cody Reed to celebrate the grand opening of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.’s Brunswick branch.
(L-R): Mike Switzer of Stevens Engineering & Constructors joined Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.’s Kent Seward, along with Stevens Engineering & Constructors’ Curt Survance, Andrew McCall, Nick Mroczynski and Cody Reed to celebrate the grand opening of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.’s Brunswick branch.

(L-R): Terry Tomasko and Evan Stephens of Independence Excavating Inc., along with Evan’s father, Bob Stephens, who recently retired, stopped by to celebrate the grand opening of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.’s Brunswick branch location.
(L-R): Terry Tomasko and Evan Stephens of Independence Excavating Inc., along with Evan’s father, Bob Stephens, who recently retired, stopped by to celebrate the grand opening of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.’s Brunswick branch location.

Bill Buckles, president of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. (second from 	R), receives a proclamation from Grant Aungst, community and economic development director of Brunswick, Ohio. Also pictured are Carl DeForest, Brunswick city manager, Mike Slinger, Midwest regional director — Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and Mark Favetti of John Deere (far R).
Bill Buckles, president of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. (second from R), receives a proclamation from Grant Aungst, community and economic development director of Brunswick, Ohio. Also pictured are Carl DeForest, Brunswick city manager, Mike Slinger, Midwest regional director — Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and Mark Favetti of John Deere (far R).

Ken Skala (C) of NPK Construction Equipment Inc., shows the NPK product lineup to Chris Bartosik and Ernest Whitt, both of RS Construction.
Ken Skala (C) of NPK Construction Equipment Inc., shows the NPK product lineup to Chris Bartosik and Ernest Whitt, both of RS Construction.

Randy Bates of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., with Dwight Pigg of Diamond Mowers.
Randy Bates of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., with Dwight Pigg of Diamond Mowers.

Enjoying the open house in Brunswick, Ohio, are Marty Hlawati of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.; Fred Kiehl, president of Kiehl Building Services; George Benner of Kiehl Building Services; and Chris Mears and Bob Yeager, both of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.
Enjoying the open house in Brunswick, Ohio, are Marty Hlawati of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.; Fred Kiehl, president of Kiehl Building Services; George Benner of Kiehl Building Services; and Chris Mears and Bob Yeager, both of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.

Curt Thomas of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. shows the new Brunswick, Ohio, location to Bob Jones (L) of Ritchie Bros .and Matt Burda (R) of Great Lakes Construction.
Curt Thomas of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. shows the new Brunswick, Ohio, location to Bob Jones (L) of Ritchie Bros .and Matt Burda (R) of Great Lakes Construction.

Looking over the John Deere wheel loader lineup at the open house are Tyler Macali, Paul Smith, Ed Alexander and Cory Maple, all of Great Lakes Construction.
Looking over the John Deere wheel loader lineup at the open house are Tyler Macali, Paul Smith, Ed Alexander and Cory Maple, all of Great Lakes Construction.

Ethan Irish of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. shows the shop area to Steven Schafer of Schafer Excavating.
Ethan Irish of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. shows the shop area to Steven Schafer of Schafer Excavating.

Michael Camp, area sales manager of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., welcomes Kevin Edwards (L) of the Shelly Co.  and Claudio Calzado (R), vice president of sales, NPK Construction Equipment Inc.
Michael Camp, area sales manager of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., welcomes Kevin Edwards (L) of the Shelly Co. and Claudio Calzado (R), vice president of sales, NPK Construction Equipment Inc.

John Creswell of TAG Manufacturing speaking with Kirk and Jason Scheid, both of Scheid Enterprises, about TAG Manufacturing attachments.
John Creswell of TAG Manufacturing speaking with Kirk and Jason Scheid, both of Scheid Enterprises, about TAG Manufacturing attachments.