Formerly operating out of a rented facility in Mahopac, N.Y., the new branch is 5,000 sq. ft.
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.