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Patten Industries Inc. Plays Host to Customer Event

Fri September 30, 2011 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): J.R. Boerner of Patten Industries Inc. gives a tour of the equipment yard to Pat Hestekin and Brad Treadwell, both of the Kane County Forest Preserve.
(L-R): J.R. Boerner of Patten Industries Inc. gives a tour of the equipment yard to Pat Hestekin and Brad Treadwell, both of the Kane County Forest Preserve.
(L-R): J.R. Boerner of Patten Industries Inc. gives a tour of the equipment yard to Pat Hestekin and Brad Treadwell, both of the Kane County Forest Preserve. John Salek (R) of Patten Industries Inc. shows the new Cat CT 660 vocational truck to Chuck Curcio (L) and Joe Bechtold, both of DePage County Fleet Maintenance. In front of this Cat 349E excavator (L-R) are Mark Cristino of Patten Industries Inc., Jim and Jeff Cioni, both of Cioni Construction, and Tony Redington of Patten Industries Inc. Taking a look at the engine of this Cat 349E excavator are Roger Gibbs (L) and Brian Wiltjer, both of Dry Systems Technology. Chuck Lehmann (L) of Wynstone Properties and George Danovski of Patten Industries Inc. stop for a picture in front of the Cat M325D wheeled excavator. Don Stix is at the controls of this Cat D6T equipped with the AccuGrade system. (L-R): Wes Bultema of Straightline Excavating; Straightline Excavating Owner Steve Wegner; Tony Mattlingly of Patten Industries Inc.; Marlin Green, Joe Cadaginie and John Kinzer, all of the LaSalle County Highway Department; and Patten Industries Inc. Sal Getting ready to listen to some of the presentations in the tent (L-R) are Frank Grandinetti of Patten Industries Inc., Jack DeCourte of Crane & Machinery, Larry Lindahl of Lindahl Bros. and Curtis Adams of Patten Industries Inc. Jerry Warning (L) of Warning Excavating gets a tour of the equipment yard and demo area from Russ Woelke of Patten Industries Inc. Cody Bartz of Wynstone Properties tests his operating skills in the Cat 304D mini-excavator. Gene Landers of Thom Gravel Excavating looks over this Cat 140M grader. (L-R): Steve Blasing of Patten Industries Inc. shows the Cat C27 generator to Steve Pierce and Jim Ramey of the Village of Oswego. (L-R): Larry O’Neill of Patten Industries Inc. shows Greg Kittle and Jeff Gregory, both of William Charles Construction, the new Cat CT 660 vocational truck. Patten Industries Inc. President Crane Patten (L) and Patten Industries Inc. Dealer Principal Garrett Patten (R) welcome Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman to the customer day in front of the new Cat CT 660 vocational truck. Patten Industries Inc. Dealer Principal Garrett Patten welcomes everyone to the customer event in Elmhurst, Ill. (L-R): Mike Gibbons of Walsh Construction, Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni, and Garrett Patten, dealer principal of Patten Industries Inc., get a chance to visit during the event. (L-R): Robert Knug of K-Five Construction; Patten Industries Inc. President Crane Patten, dealer principal of Patten Industries Inc., State Rep. Patti Bellock and Larry Lindahl of Lindahl Bros. take time to catch up during a break in the presentations. (L-R): Rob Johler of Johler Inc., Rob Lenzini of Lenzini Excavating and Dan Plote of Plote Construction don’t let the rain dampen their enjoyment of the Patten Industries Inc. event. Donald Kerwin (L) of Gasaway Co. discusses the features of the Cat 906H compact wheel loader with Patten Industries Inc.’s Mike Coletto.

Patten Industries Inc. held a customer event Sept. 14 in Elmhurst, Ill. The all-day event featured presentations by Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman and Cat Financial Service Vice President Chris Regas.

In addition to a number of product introductions, attendees also could learn about the latest emission updates and potential grants. There also was a demonstration of Caterpillar’s accugrade system and an equipment operating contest.