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Nortrax Hosts Open House at Chippewa Falls Facility

Wed April 18, 2018 - Midwest Edition #8
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Customers had the opportunity to run machines in the demo area at the Nortrax Chippewa Falls, Wis., location.
Customers had the opportunity to run machines in the demo area at the Nortrax Chippewa Falls, Wis., location.
Customers had the opportunity to run machines in the demo area at the Nortrax Chippewa Falls, Wis., location. Three generations of Burmeister Family Logging attend the open house at the Chippewa Falls, Wis., Nortrax location. (L-R) are Bruce Burmeister Sr., Bruce Burmeister Jr. and Trygg. Joel Obyn and his son Jake, both of Obyn Trucking & Excavating, and Nick Beleschak, also of Obyn Trucking & Excavating, get set to enjoy the grilled chicken and pulled pork sandwiches. Jason (L) and Mark Christianson, both of Precision Dirt Works, Medford, Wis., talk about the John Deere smartgrade dozers. Jarad Franks (L) and Dan Olson, both of Dan’s Construction and Excavating, Chippewa Falls, Wis., enjoy the lunch provided at the open house. This John Deere 950K dozer got a lot of attention at the open house.  (L-R) are Matt Gleiter of Matts Welding & Repair; Roger Sendelbach, owner of Sendelbach Construction; and Dan Weiss and Brandon Saxe, also of Sendelbach Construction. Terry Pecha (R), owner of A-1 Excavating, shows his John Deere 950K dozer to Shane Sabin (L) and Paul Stout, both of Stout Construction. Tony Siverling, Nortrax, conducts a tour of the shop area to Kenny Hackette and Kevin Weinzierl, both of the village of Fredrick. A customer runs this John Deere 700K dozer in the demo area. Trying out this John Deere 333G skid steer are Jeff Johannsen (L) and his nephew Adam, both of the town of Alden. Brian Weber of the town of River Falls, Wis., has a look at this Hitachi Zaxis 85USB excavator. Dan Schwandt (R) of Nortrax, welcomes customers Zak Lagesse (L) and Alex Cicha, both of Chippewa Valley Excavating. Dean Trippler (L), purchasing coordinator, Source Energy Services, visits with Russ Woelke of Towmaster Trailers. (L-R): Rod Stallard, branch manager, Nortrax Chippewa Falls; Dale Gessell, vice president of Nortrax; and Meghan Hargrave, territory sales manager, John Deere Construction and Forestry, enjoy the open house. Talking about the latest technology from John Deere (L-R) are Doug McCoy, president, Truck Country; Dave Tuma, Source Energy Service; Jeff Herkert, president, McCoy National Lease; and Dan Schwandt of Nortrax. Stacey Curtis (L), marketing services coordinator of Nortrax, registers a customer to win some door prizes and giveaways.

Nortrax hosted its annual equipment demo and open house event on April 6 at the Chippewa Falls branch.

This year the open house centered around technology with the theme of “Taking Technology to the Streets.” In the service bays, technology was front and center and on stage, set up so customers could see technology in action as they ate their lunch. Machine Monitoring Specialist, Randy Kwapick, had a row of monitors showing fleets all over the Midwest being monitored for alerts. Product Support Technology Representatives, Jim Bell and Rob Newman, used large flat screen monitors to show customers John Deere's industry leading telematics, JDLink and TimberNavi, John Deere's jobsite mapping solution for forestry.

Eric Brosted, Nortrax WorkSight solutions manager, and Mike Wielink, Nortrax WorkSight specialist, also were on stage to explain to customers how the showcased technology will improve their overall machine health and reduce maintenance costs while increasing profits and productivity.

The Chippewa Falls Nortrax location has an excellent pit demo site which makes it possible for customers to demo equipment first-hand. Rodney Stallard, Nortrax general manager, said approximately 325 people attended.

“This year, we again showcased our John Deere SmartGrade dozers which have a grade-control system fully integrated into the machine cabin, structure and software, with no external masts or cable. We also had excavators, loaders, compact track loaders and motorgraders, which have a grade-control system fully integrated into the machine cabin, structure and software, with no external masts or cable. We also had excavators, loaders, compact track loaders and motorgraders all available for our customers to use in our demo site area,” said Stallard.

Nortrax would like to thank the following sponsors and supporting vendors that helped make the event a great success: Falls Wings, Towmaster Trailers, Decleene and Pomp's Tire.

A lunch of pulled pork and boneless chicken thighs complete with all the fixings were served in the Nortrax service shop and catered by Jason Meyer of Big Stack Meats and Catering. Door prizes, giveaways and a DJ entertained guests in the service bay area.

Nortrax Inc., a major dealer of John Deere construction and forestry equipment, is headquartered in Tampa, Fla. The Midwest division consists of seven dealerships in Wisconsin, the U.P. of Michigan and northern Minnesota.

For more information about Nortrax, visit www.nortrax.com.

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