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Walsh Equipment Named J&J Truck Bodies Dealer

Fri November 20, 2009 - Northeast Edition
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J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, based in Somerset, Pa., has named Walsh Equipment Inc. as its new dealer to serve Western Pennsylvania. Walsh Equipment Inc. will provide trailer and dump body sales and service to Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland counties from its facility at 796 Unionville Rd., in Prospect, Pa., 40 mi. north of Pittsburgh, Pa.

"We're very excited to add J&J to our product line and think it's a great fit for our business and customers," said Charlie Walsh, vice president of Walsh Equipment.

"Just like us, J&J's been in Pennsylvania for over 50 years, which we think says a lot about quality and customer satisfaction. Their manufacturing standards and capabilities are really second-to-none, and like our other manufacturers, they're an industry-leader in their market. For us, having J&J aboard complements our truck equipment business nicely and we're looking forward to a long relationship with the Riggs family and all the employees at J&J," Walsh added.

The entire sales force at Walsh Equipment Inc. will handle the J&J line and Charlie Walsh will serve as brand manager for J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers.

According to Walsh, having J&J's factory within its sales territory as well as Walsh Equipment's service facility is an advantage. Both can be utilized for any service issues and all of Walsh's service technicians are factory trained on a number of hydraulic systems and are poised to assist with any issue that may arise on the complete truck (plow to central hydraulics to dump body to spreader).

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers builds a wide range of standard and specialty truck bodies and trailers. It offers standard packages as well as customized trailers and truck bodies designed to meet the specific needs of its customers. It manufactures compaction, live floor, tipper, steel lightweight, and push out trailers for commercial and municipal use. Its line of DynaHauler products includes dumps for the medium and heavy duty chassis or heavy-duty trailers for rock hauling or demolition and excavation work.

J&J's product line-up also consists of dump bodies in 10 models designed to meet a variety of work applications, a roll-off hoist, aluminum frameless and steel framed trailers as well as a steel half round trailer, and specialty job specific products.

Walsh Equipment has been in business since 1932 selling construction equipment and industrial supplies. In addition to J&J Dump Bodies and Trailers it represents JCB construction equipment, LeeBoy pavers, Rosco road maintenance equipment, Massey Fergusson tractors, Tiger mowers, Western snowplows, Gledhill snowplows, Wausau snowplows, Hi-Way spreaders and a number of supply vendors. The company has 30 employees with seven salesmen covering territories through Western and Central Pennsylvania. It is a family-owned company with Mike and Charlie Walsh serving as president and vice president respectively.

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