Powerscreen New England Holds Grand Opening in Conn.

📅   Fri November 10, 2017 - Northeast Edition #23


From Powerscreen New England’s beginning in 1997, Seamus’s wife, Bernadette, has been an integral part of running the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as being its finance officer.
From Powerscreen New England’s beginning in 1997, Seamus’s wife, Bernadette, has been an integral part of running the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as being its finance officer.
From Powerscreen New England’s beginning in 1997, Seamus’s wife, Bernadette, has been an integral part of running the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as being its finance officer. Powerscreen New England’s new facility in South Windsor, Conn., boasts 20,000 sq. ft. of shop space with six bays and a 34-ft. ceiling, making it ideal for working on and servicing some of the larger crushing and screening machines. Every conceivable replacement part for Powerscreen/CedarRapids equipment and many other makes and models of aggregate equipment are in stock and ready to be shipped. Cathal Sheelan, vice president of operations, is proud of his company’s spacious new facility. Sheelan presents the Cú Chulainn statue to Jeff Morrow, who has been with the company for 17 years. Sheelan presents the Cú Chulainn statue to Graham Wylie who has been with company for 16 years. The Cú Chulainn statue depicts the dying warrior having strapped himself to a rock so that he could continue the fight and defend his territory. Matt Dickson demonstrates the powerful features of the Terex EvoQuip Colt 600 screening plant. Powerscreen representatives Joe Cassidy (L) and Lee Johnson were on hand to answer any questions about the Powerscreen Premier Track 400X jaw crusher. Shane Carpenter, regional sales manager of Ecoverse, had a Backhus model A55 compost turner on display. Powerscreen New England’s new 45,000-sq.-ft. facility is located at 140 Nutmeg Road South in South Windsor, Conn. Some of the shop staff at Powerscreen New England (L-R) includes John McHugh, technician; Clive Backen, truck driver; Jonathan Jacob, technician; and Austin Stack, parts representative. Classic Irish Folk music was performed for attendees during the grand opening event. Powerscreen New England is a family business. (L-R): Ronan Sheelan, service manager; Bernadette Sheelan, CFO, Seamus Sheelan, president; and Cathal Sheelan, vice president of operations.

Powerscreen New England recently held a grand opening celebration for its new facility in South Windsor, Conn.

Located at 140 Nutmeg Road South, the 45,000-sq.-ft. modern facility features 20,000 sq. ft. of shop space with six bays and a 34-ft. high ceiling, along with overhead cranes. The additional space also includes room for a vastly expanded parts inventory.

Seamus Sheelan, president of Powerscreen New England, purchased Powerscreen Connecticut in 1997 after having served as the president of Powerscreen North America for several years. Powerscreen Connecticut sold and serviced Powerscreen equipment in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Seamus and his wife, Bernadette, along with their staff, successfully grew the company, which led to the purchase of Equipment & Systems for Industry in Massachusetts. This acquisition expanded the company's sales territory to include Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Following the acquisition of Equipment & Systems for Industry, the company name changed to Powerscreen New England. To better serve northern New England customers, a new facility was constructed at 51 Veterans Drive in Loudon, N.H.

Over the past decade, Seamus and Bernadette's sons have joined the business. Cathal Sheelan serves as vice president of operations and Ronan Sheelan as service manager.

“This new facility represents the culmination of many years of hard work for everyone connected to our organization,” Seamus Sheelan said. “We are so proud of what this facility represents, which is an opportunity to service, support and grow our customers into the next decades.”

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