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Star Equipment Hosts Open House, Chili Feed in Des Moines

Sat December 25, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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Regular customers and general contractors Joel Jensen (L) and Randy Erickson of Neumann Brothers, Des Moines, Iowa, check out the Mustang 2086 turbo while looking forward to the annual chili feed.
Regular customers and general contractors Joel Jensen (L) and Randy Erickson of Neumann Brothers, Des Moines, Iowa, check out the Mustang 2086 turbo while looking forward to the annual chili feed.
Regular customers and general contractors Joel Jensen (L) and Randy Erickson of Neumann Brothers, Des Moines, Iowa, check out the Mustang 2086 turbo while looking forward to the annual chili feed. Gene “Miller the Driller” Miller has been a customer of Star Equipment for 30 years and is enjoying the open house festivities. Don Applegate checks out his new Mustang 2086 turbo skid steer. Ben Nissen of Nissen Construction, Ankeny, Iowa, picks up a Powerbuggy at the open house to pour some concrete. (L-R): Star Equipment Territory Manager Allen Thelen helps Don Applegate and Daniel Applegate of Earlham, Iowa, trade in a Bobcat S250 for a new Mustang skid steer. (L-R): Star Equipment Territory Sales Representative Dan Hutton, who covers Polk County and South Central Iowa, greets long-time customers Bill Young and Scott Bleich of Heartland Finishes, Des Moines, Iowa. (L-R): Randy and Mike Bogaard of Pella Concrete Contractors, Max Bowman, founder of Star Equipment, and Nelson Bogaard, also of Pella Concrete Contractors, share stories about when Bogaard bought his first piece of equipment from Bowman back in 1966.

Star Equipment held an open house and chili feed Dec. 8 at its Des Moines, Iowa, location. The event gave old and new customers a chance to check out some new equipment, enjoy some good food and make some new contacts.




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