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 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.”