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Tracey Road Equipment Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Guests were given goodie bags with items supplied by Tracey Road Equipment vendors and were treated to a celebratory feast.

Wed October 19, 2016 - Northeast Edition #21
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Interested buyers seek information on the Hyundai excavators from factory representatives.
Interested buyers seek information on the Hyundai excavators from factory representatives.
Interested buyers seek information on the Hyundai excavators from factory representatives. U.S. Congressman John Katko (L) discusses his platform with Jerry Tracey. Jesse Weller (L), inside sales, and Tom Collins, Tracey Road Equipment used equipment manager, are ready to assist customers who wish to purchase a New Holland skid steer. Holder Trucks offer endless possibilities for municipalities. This one is equipped with a boom mower and end dump. The Loader Rodeo gave operators the opportunity to put Hyundai, Kawasaki-KCM and Liebherr loaders through their paces. Tracey Road Equipment has supplied NYSDOT and countless towns, cities, villages and counties with Western Star, Freightliner and Oshkosh trucks. Pat Steger, highway superintendent of the town of Niles, takes an up-close look at a Freightliner truck with Glen Plaisted, factory representative of Freightliner. Tom Krick (L) and Zack Rissey of Hi-Way Equipment show off the new XTS dual auger body that offers better clean out, less carry over and lower maintenance. Tracy Saunders, president of W.F. Saunders, stands proudly with her 1925 Mack truck that has remained in the W.F. Saunders fleet all these years. (L-R): Scott Collins, Tracey Road Equipment; Scott Chenet, Barton and Loguidice; Jerry Tracey, president and owner of Tracey Road Equipment; and Jeff Hanion, Slate Hill Contractors, show off this beautiful velvet painting that will be proudly displayed in Jerry Tracey’s office for the next year. Mark Armel (L) of Sakai discusses compaction and density with Alex Dewitt of the town of Onondaga. As hundreds of visitors registered for the open house, each was provided a bag of goodies containing all sorts of useful items supplied by Tracey Road Equipment vendors. (L-R): Travis Marshall, Tracey Road Equipment; Brad Hotaling, highway superintendent of the town of Pitcher; and Brian Delee, of the town of Pitcher, check out the features of a Kobelco SK140SR. Kobelco presents Jerry Tracey with a hand-crafted wooden model of a Kobelco excavator to commemorate Tracey Road Equipment’s 40th anniversary and long history with Kobelco. (L-R): Terry Ober of Kobelco; Randy Hall of Kobelco; Jerry Tracey of Tracey Road Equipment; and Pete Morita, president and CEO of Kobelco. A customer appreciation feast was prepared for all in attendance. Andy Neff (L), factory representative of Paladin, and David Kohuth of New Holland demonstrate that this New Holland excavator can accept any one of dozens of specially engineered attachments manufactured by Paladin. (L-R): Ken Cunningham, Alan Petry, Kevin Murphy, Marcus Barnes and Jason Brady, all of Liebherr, present the new Liebherr 566X wheel loader equipped with a new hydrostatic power shift transmission. A Liebherr 926 excavator feeds a Bell 30-ton (27 t) B30E articulated truck.

Tracey Road Equipment celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open house on Oct. 6, at its Syracuse, N.Y., headquarters. Contractors and municipalities from across New York State were invited to view the latest advancements and technologies in road building, excavation, trucking, and road maintenance equipment. Factory representatives were on hand from industry leading manufacturers that included Kawasaki-KCM, Kobelco, Terex, Sakai, Liebherr, Bell, New Holland, Western Star, Freightliner and many more.

Guests were given goodie bags with items supplied by Tracey Road Equipment vendors and were treated to a celebratory feast. Plenty of equipment was on display, as were manufacturer representatives and Tracey Road Equipment's staff. The Loader Rodeo, where operators demonstrated their skill, was a highlight for many.

Tracey Road Equipment has been a proud supporter of the Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Fund and its annual Golf Classic. Each year at the event's banquet bidders compete to have the right to determine where a beautiful velvet painting will hang for the next year. This has been a fundraising tradition for more than 25 years. This year Jerry Tracey's friends, customers and competitors formed a group and spent $14,000 to see to it that the painting found a home in Jerry's office.

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