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Nortrax Breaks Ground on Its New 25,000-Sq.-Ft. Facility in Miami, Fla.

Fri September 16, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Nortrax broke ground Aug. 31 on its new 25,000 sq. ft. branch in Miami.
Nortrax broke ground Aug. 31 on its new 25,000 sq. ft. branch in Miami.
Nortrax broke ground Aug. 31 on its new 25,000 sq. ft. branch in Miami. John Deere shovels are ready for some action. Eny Sanchez, Miami branch manager, spoke at the event. Tim Murphy is CEO of Nortrax. (L-R) at the groundbreaking are Ryan Andresen, Russel Construction project manager; Mike Festing Smith, vice president of Nortrax’s southeast region; Tim Murphy, Nortrax CEO; Eny Sanchez, Miami branch manager and Jorge Pernas, Persant Construction C

Nortrax broke ground Aug. 31 on its new 25,000-sq.-ft. branch in Miami.

The event marked the beginning of a 12-month process to build a modern facility adjacent to the current facility at 4343 N.W. 77th Ave., Miami. The current Miami branch will subsequently be demolished, officials said. In its place, an equipment display area will showcase the newest equipment from John Deere, Hitachi, Bomag and other manufacturer lines.

The $7-million project is scheduled to be complete in Summer 2012.

Nortrax officials, including CEO Tim Murphy, attended the ground breaking at 9 a.m. on Aug. 31. In discussing the new Miami facility Murphy stated, “John Deere’s philosophy of Innovation, Quality and Commitment is shown in our commitment to our customers, our employees and the community in the Miami area with this new facility. This is our sixth new facility in the last five years during a difficult economy. It shows our commitment to continue the growth of our company.”

The new building will feature eight service bays and a track press area. The parts warehouse will house a two-story rack system which will double parts storage capacity.

The company recently opened branches in Gouverneur, N.Y., and Ft. Kent, Maine. In Florida, Nortrax built new stores in West Palm Beach and Ft. Myers.

The new Miami branch will add approximately 150 construction jobs to the economy.

Officials anticipate the new building’s atmosphere will increase productivity and efficiency. Most importantly, it will provide a safe place to work and do business.

“The most important value of this project is that this building will allow us to serve our customers as they should be served — with the best of the best,” said Eny Sanchez, branch manager.

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