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Vermeer MidSouth Holds Two-Day Open House

Tue April 02, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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Vac-Tron and Vermeer representatives provide a complete machine walk-around of a Vermeer LP555 DT vacuum excavator powered by Vac-Tron for (L-R) Danny Jones and Bill Watkins, Deviney Construction Co., Jackson, Miss.; Cody Wells, Vac-Tron product manager,
Vac-Tron and Vermeer representatives provide a complete machine walk-around of a Vermeer LP555 DT vacuum excavator powered by Vac-Tron for (L-R) Danny Jones and Bill Watkins, Deviney Construction Co., Jackson, Miss.; Cody Wells, Vac-Tron product manager,
Vac-Tron and Vermeer representatives provide a complete machine walk-around of a Vermeer LP555 DT vacuum excavator powered by Vac-Tron for (L-R) Danny Jones and Bill Watkins, Deviney Construction Co., Jackson, Miss.; Cody Wells, Vac-Tron product manager, Talking about the big Vermeer grinder on display are Corey Vander Molen (L), sales manager, Vermeer MidSouth; and Johnnie Roland Big John’s Tree Service, Flowood, Miss. More than happy to be cooking for their guests at the two-day open house are (L-R) Bill Giles, a friend of Vermeer MidSouth; Martin Shannon and Todd Johnson,Vermeer MidSouth. Deep in conversation about the products are (L-R) Mike White, Vermeer MidSouth-Jackson, Miss; Larry Morgan, Zac Castle, and Shane Haynes, Progressive Pipeline, Meridian, Miss.; and Corey Vander Molen, Vermeer MidSouth. Denny Vander Molen (C), owner of Vermeer MidSouth, greets his customers who turned out to join him for lunch including Frank Powell (L), Powell’s Construction, Columbia, Miss.; and Charles Fountain, Cable Man Inc., Biloxi, Miss. The staff of Vermeer MidSouth transformed their spacious shop area at the Jackson, Miss., location into a dining area for two straight days — and kept their customers very well fed. The directional drilling demos were a big hit at the event and included a hands-on-demo of a Vermeer D36x50 Series II NAVIGATOR horizontal directional drill, which utilizes a 140 hp (104 kW) John Deere Power Tech engine. Discussing the newest advances in directional drilling techniques are (L-R) Ben Simpson, Bancorp South, Jackson, Miss.; Denny Vander Molen, Vermeer MidSouth; Wayne Moody, Moody Construction, Louisville, Miss.; and Ron Hendrix, also of Bancorp South. They call Mike White, Vermeer MidSouth, one of the best drilling specialists in the area, and he was “in his element” as he provided ongoing demonstrations of the Vermeer directional drill units.

Vermeer MidSouth held a two-day open house on March 7 and 8 at its Jackson, Miss., branch location. The event was held as a continuation of the company’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Manufacturer representatives turned out to lend their support and to help out with machine demonstrations. Lots of giveaways were available to the attendees and some absolutely incredible chicken, pork and sausage hot off the grille or the rotisserie with all the sides for lunch.