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Valuable Door Prizes Highlight JCB of Alabama’s Open House

Fri December 09, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Owners of JCB machines turned out to enjoy the open house event and see their local JCB representatives. (L-R) are John Patterson, Richard Greer, Matthew Asherbranner, and Ronnie Asherbranner of A-1 Backhoe & Hauling, Falkville, Ala.
Owners of JCB machines turned out to enjoy the open house event and see their local JCB representatives. (L-R) are John Patterson, Richard Greer, Matthew Asherbranner, and Ronnie Asherbranner of A-1 Backhoe & Hauling, Falkville, Ala.
Owners of JCB machines turned out to enjoy the open house event and see their local JCB representatives. (L-R) are John Patterson, Richard Greer, Matthew Asherbranner, and Ronnie Asherbranner of A-1 Backhoe & Hauling, Falkville, Ala. Whitney Woodard (L) and Andy Woodard, both of Economy Septic Tank, Anniston, Ala., test the JCB MICRO 8008. This machine is actually capable of “folding up” and fitting through a standard-sized door. JCB of Alabama owner Mark Long (L) welcomes one of his long-time friends and customers, Bud Harper, Huron Valley Steel, Anniston, Ala. (L-R): Jerry Minor, JCB of Alabama, Birmingham area sales representative, explains some of the features of the JCB 3CX backhoe to Allen and Dylan Hall, Hall Excavating, Alexandria, Ala. Justin Cooper (L), JCB of Alabama sales coordinator; and Nick Denney, ACCI General Contractors, Anniston, Ala., have a few laughs before Denney’s run at the backhoe loader rodeo competition. The crowds gathered as contestants stepped into the cab of the JCB 3CX for their turn at the backhoe loader rodeo competition event. Manufacturer representative, Meg Albertson (L) JCB, and Jarrod Plunkett, JCB of Alabama, call out the winning ticket numbers for a vast array of prizes throughout the evening. Winners of the backhoe loader rodeo event pose for a photo with the ownership and management of JCB of Alabama. (L-R) are Mark Long, JCB of Alabama; Ronald Asherbranner, 2nd place winner; Whitney Woodard, 1st place; Andy Woodard, 3rd place; and Justin Coo

As part of a series of JCB co-sponsored dealer open houses, JCB of Alabama’s Leeds, Ala., location was the place to be on Nov.15. The event, organized as a thank you to customers for their support over the past five years, offered an opportunity for guests to familiarize themselves with JCB’s new generation skid steer loader as well as with JCB backhoe loaders and telehandlers.

Plenty of good barbecue food, door prizes and a backhoe rodeo kept everyone happy despite some rainy weather.

The competition in the backhoe rodeo event was tough as contestants vied for the top prize of a pair of prime tickets to an Alabama/Auburn football game, courtesy of JCB’s sponsorship of the SEC Championship Game. Finishing with a scorching time of one minute one second, Whitney Woodard of Economy Septic Tank, Anniston, Ala., took first place in the competition. The 2nd place winner was Ronnie Asherbranner of A-1 Backhoe & Hauling, Falkville, Ala.,who earned a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift certificate and 3rd place went to Andy Woodard, also of Economy Septic Tank, who netted a $25 gift certificate to Bass Pro Shops.

Attendees who got lucky in the door prize drawings also won Auburn/Alabama tickets as well as numerous other prizes and were registered for SEC Championship weekend tickets.