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Tracey Road Equipment Holds Open House in Syracuse

Tue October 23, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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It is customary during election years for Jerry Tracey to invite local politicians to his open house to address some of the concerns of our industry. (L-R): Tom Dadey, chairman of the Onondaga County Republican Committee; Debbie Tracey, vice president of
It is customary during election years for Jerry Tracey to invite local politicians to his open house to address some of the concerns of our industry. (L-R): Tom Dadey, chairman of the Onondaga County Republican Committee; Debbie Tracey, vice president of
It is customary during election years for Jerry Tracey to invite local politicians to his open house to address some of the concerns of our industry. (L-R): Tom Dadey, chairman of the Onondaga County Republican Committee; Debbie Tracey, vice president of Kobelco excavators attached to heavy-duty LaBounty hydraulic attachments have been the tool of choice for Syracuse-area demolition contractors and scrap yards for years. Mike Rioux was the lucky winner of four 50-yd. line tickets for the Oct. 21 game between Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans. A skid steer rodeo allowed contestants to exhibit their operating expertise. Chris Howlett (R) of C.D. Howlett Excavating took first place, earning him a 51-in flat-screen plasma TV. Jerry Tracey (L) presents Howlett his TV. Vic Natali (L), account manager of Tracey Road Equipment, and Kevin Murphy, district manager of Hyundai, field questions from attendees about Hyundai excavators and loaders. Tracey Road Equipment’s open house featured a number of rodeo events. Here, the leader board is kept up to date as participants check their status. The town of Lafayette showed up in full force to see the latest in highway and municipal equipment from Tracey Road Equipment. (L-R): John Greeley, highway superintendent of the town of Lafayette and his crew, Don Skinner, Hale Klaiber, Tim Storer, Tom Ku There’s nothing like a good barbecue to draw in the crowds. Contractors, municipalities and trucking firms from all across central New York visited Tracey Road Equipment’s Syracuse facility by the hundreds. Burgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken, you name it: no one left with an empty stomach. Troy Paige (L), highway superintendent of the town of Victor, discusses the latest features in Western Star municipal trucks with Brendan Geiss, municipal truck sales manager of Tracey Road Equipment. Tracey Road Equipment has been a long-time supporter of the area modified racing.  From New Hartford, N.Y., (L-R) are Dan Courtney, Chad Buddenhagen, and Steve Perry with the Gypsom Express racecar. This Interstate trailer supporting a Hi-Way makes a perfect park bench for visitors of the open house to kick back and enjoy some music after a great meal.

Tracey Road Equipment held its annual Open House Oct. 4 in East Syracuse, N.Y.

Turnout was high as area contractors and their families, highway superintendents and public works commissioners, as well as their crews, manufacturer representatives, and even state and local politicians, descended on the company’s headquarters for some fun, food, training sessions, equipment demos and more.

With the help of several manufacturer representatives, Tracey Road Equipment showcased its diverse and extensive product lines. Guests had the opportunity to test drive new Western Star and Freightliner products, participate in mock DOT inspection training and attend a presentation on natural gas truck engines.

A skid steer rodeo allowed contestants to exhibit their operating expertise. Chris Howlett of C.D. Howlett Excavating took first place, earning him a 51-in. flat-screen plasma TV; Dan Courtney of the town of Hartford and Jeff Taylor of the town of Manlius took second and third place, respectively.

Mike Rioux was the lucky winner of four 50-yd. line tickets for the Oct. 21 game between Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans. This was an exclusive raffle to pre-registered attendees who signed up via Tracey Road Equipment’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TraceyRoad) and its Web site (http://traceyroad.com).

A barbecue kept guests well fed and a DJ, as well as a live band, “Just Joe,” provided the musical backdrop.