Vermeer North Atlantic Opens New Facility in Brewster, N.Y.

More than 100 attendees came out April 24 to celebrate the new branch.

📅   Tue May 19, 2015 - Northeast Edition
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Formerly operating out of a rented facility in Mahopac, N.Y., the new branch is 5,000 sq. ft.
Formerly operating out of a rented facility in Mahopac, N.Y., the new branch is 5,000 sq. ft.
Formerly operating out of a rented facility in Mahopac, N.Y., the new branch is 5,000 sq. ft. Guests line up for lunch, which consisted of burgers, hotdogs, mac and cheese, salad and an assortment of other items. The operator demonstrates the capabilities of the Vermeer S725TX. The new 5,000 sq. ft. facility features three dedicated service bays and one dedicated wash bay, all on a five-acre property. Ron Bjorklund (L), president of Vermeer North Atlantic, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening event. The event included a chance to win several prizes including this YETI?cooler. Brian Wunder, Timber Care; Chris Rigg, sales representative of Vermeer; and Alex Ryabov, N.Y. Tree Monsters, take a closer look at the engine of the Vermeer BC 1500 after the demo. Vermeer has kept its customers in mind — offering specific products for the southern N.Y. market. Lori Adams, parts specialist of Vermeer North Atlantic, stands by to answer customers’ questions. Vincent Cesarino (L), branch manager of Vermeer’s Holbrook, N.Y., location and Kent Steinberger, branch manager of Vermeer’s Middletown, Pa., location prepare lunch for the event. Local arborists take advantage of a training session provided by Vermeer North Atlantic. Local arborists take advantage of a training session provided by Vermeer North Atlantic. Ron Bjorklund (L), president of Vermeer North Atlantic, speaks with Paul Hamann during the event. Chris Rigg, sales representative of Vermeer, Brewster, N.Y., conducts a demo of this Vermeer BC 1500. John Madden, an instructor of the two-year forestry and landscape services program of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, discusses the open-ended rental process which Vermeer supplies, with Matthew Rigg, branch manager. (L-R): Dave, Steve, Chris and Kevin Brewster, all of Ice Arena, and Dan McHugh, operations manager of Vermeer, attend the event. (L-R): Chris Rigg, sales representative of Vermeer, Brewster, N.Y.; Peter Ricciardi, rental manager, Lumberton, N.J.; and Mike Rector work to make the event a success.

Vermeer North Atlantic has solidified its dedication not only to reach out to new customers, but also to engage the community with its new facility in Brewster, N.Y. More than 100 attendees came out April 24 to celebrate the new branch. Formerly operating out of a rented facility in Mahopac, N.Y., the new 5,000 sq. ft. facility features three dedicated service bays and one dedicated wash bay, all on a five-acre property. The full-service dealership can service the entire line of Vermeer equipment

Vermeer has kept its customers in mind — offering specific products for the southern N.Y. market, which consists largely of landscape contractors. The dealership carries brush chippers, stump cutters, horizontal grinders, forestry mowers, track trenchers, horizontal directional drills and vacuum excavators.

“We want to bring awareness to our market that we are here, said Ron Bjorklund, president of Vermeer North Atlantic and a Mahopac native. “It’s a good way to get the word out so people can see what we are all about. The event offers a chance to serve lunch, have a little camaraderie, as well as provide the arborist training for local arborists, so they can earn their continuing education units.”

Matthew Rigg, branch manager of the new facility also has plans to reach out to customers in the area, including a sales blitz to promote the new facility.

The location also offers an exceptional selection of tree climbing gear, according to Rigg.

“We want to become the flagship for all the Sherrilltree products. Many climbers use the mail order to order their products, but it’s an advantage to see the products hands on.”

Vermeer North Atlantic also wants to reach out to future contractors in the community. For the past four years, the Mahopac location had been donating brand new machinery on an open-ended rental process to Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, and continues to do so at the new location.

John Madden, an instructor of the two-year forestry and landscape services program, said the access to the machinery has been invaluable.

“The support they’ve given us has been remarkable. It’s unmatched for the 1,300 students that we have in our program. I just can’t say enough great things about them. They hire locally. The prices are very reasonable, and they are a Sherrill dealership.”

For more information, visit www.vermeernorthatlantic.com.