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Walsh Equipment Holds Two-Day Open House in Pa.

Fri October 21, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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The JCB Dancing Diggers perform for an appreciative crowd.
The JCB Dancing Diggers perform for an appreciative crowd.
The JCB Dancing Diggers perform for an appreciative crowd. (L-R): Jody McKee of Sandy Township, Clearfield County, speaks with LeeBoy’s Elaine Stephens, along with Matt Cook and Dave Monella, also of Sandy Township, Clearfield County. (L-R): JCB Events and Demonstration Manager Neil Smith discusses JCB’s equipment lineup with Piney Creek Power Plant’s Tom Hockins, Phil Kiser and Lonny Kribel. Walsh Equipment Company customer Erik Kulasa of Haf Ast Dirtworks demonstrates his skills with his JCB 8018 CTS. (L-R): Jim Stewart of Upper St. Clair Township joins Walsh Equipment Company’s Charlie Walsh; Rich Botz and George Kostelich, also of Upper St. Clair Township; JCB District Manager Bob Freund and Walt Donaldson of Upper St. Clair Township to talk ab (L-R): Brian Manipole, Tim Karner, Dan Cristallino and Kevin Walker of Cranberry Township are welcomed to the open house by Mike Walsh. (L-R): Bob Taylor of North Bethlehem Township catches up with Michael Sparks of Esco and Charlie Ferris, also of North Bethlehem. Western Products Regional Sales Manager John Beck gives a snowplow demonstration. (L-R): Ronald Wright of J & J Truck Bodies & Trailers talks trucks with Bill Beck of North Apollo and Walsh Equipment Company’s Jim Sturgeon.

Walsh Equipment Company held an open house Sept. 28 and 29 at its facility in Prospect, Pa.

Nearly 1,800 contractors and their families attended the two-day event. Manufacturer representatives of many of Walsh Equipment’s product lines, including a full contingent from JCB, were on hand to answer questions and help out. JCB’s famous Dancing Diggers also performed for guests.

For more than 50 years, Walsh Equipment has been treating its customers to open houses every few years. Founded in 1932 by Philip Walsh, today the company is run by his son, Mike Walsh. Three generations of the Walsh family are involved with the business with Mike Walsh’s son, Charlie, a part of the company’s management team.

Walsh Equipment Company is a full-line JCB dealer in its 23 county market area in western and central Pennsylvania. The company’s other lines include J & J Truck Bodies & Equipment, LeeBoy, Rosco, Schwarze street sweepers, Tiger mowers and Western Snow Plows.