Truck Utilities Celebrates 50 Years With Open House

Thu September 26, 2013 - National Edition
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Head chef Tony Valek of Divine Swine,  Lakeville, Minn., bastes the pig before serving.
Head chef Tony Valek of Divine Swine, Lakeville, Minn., bastes the pig before serving.
Head chef Tony Valek of Divine Swine,  Lakeville, Minn., bastes the pig before serving. (L-R): Tom Martin, Truck Utilities, Kansas City; John Grove, Truck Utilities, North Dakota; Bruce Steele, Manitex; and Craig Capeder, Paul Capeder, Jay Langer, all of Truck Utilities, St. Paul, Minn., location. The Socage TJJ230 Forste 230 ft. truck-mounted crane is the first of its kind in the United States. Large crowds came to honor Truck Utilities for 50 years in business. Mike Stephan is the founder and inventor of the  Kage Snowstorm 12 ft. plow system shown on this John Deere tractor. Mike Cash (L), mechanic, and Rick Lillie, public works of White Bear Township, Minn., check out this Hiniker flair tip V-plow. This fully customized truck was designed and ready for the county of Olmstead. (L-R): Scott Holmes, transportation supervisor; Rich Behne, sign tech; and Dave Palmerscheim. Truck Utilities Owner Paul Capedar (L) with Tom Hennen of Pritchard Auto, Minneapolis, Minn., during the 50th anniversary celebration. (L-R): Truck Utilities Yard Manager Tim Boileau, Truck Utilities Sales Representative Charlie Miller, Shop Foreman Bob Bright and Dave Mohn, mechanic of Safety Signs out of Lakeville, Minn., look over this F550 with a 65 ft. Socage DA365 manlift. The IMT?crew from Garner, Iowa. (L-R): Tom Wallace, Roger Orlandi, Mark Partlow, John Field, Axel Cadena, Randy Redman, Mark Zipse, Don Daniels, Ron Haberkamp, Bill Bunkofske (retired), John Cheshier and Jim Darr (retired).

Truck Utilities welcomed guests to its open house to celebrate 50 years of business on Sept. 18 at its Maplewood, Minn., location. Those who attended were treated to a pig roast catered by Divine Swine out of Lakeville, Minn.

Since 1963 Truck Utilities Inc. has been a single source for utility, crane and commercial vehicle needs, according to the company.

Truck Utilities Inc. performs many types of service and repairs that range from light welding and metal bending to custom bodies and installations. The company services and repairs all makes and models of aerials, cranes, snowplows and bodies.