W.I. Clark Adds Kleemann Line in Connecticut, Rhode Island

Fri June 17, 2011 - Northeast Edition

The W.I. Clark Company has taken on the Kleemann line of minerals processing equipment, complementing its existing lines of Wirtgen, Hamm and Vögele road maintenance and construction equipment.

“We are excited about the opportunity to add Kleemann mobile crushing and screening products to our three Wirtgen Group product lines,” said Doug Hansen, president of W.I. Clark. “Wirtgen’s reputation for durable equipment incorporating the highest technology is reflected in the strength and capabilities of the Kleemann line. It is always exciting to add a quality product that so much complements our existing other lines. It will allow us to more completely offer what our customers need.”

W.I. Clark will provide full service coverage for Kleemann products in the Connecticut (except for Fairfield County), Rhode Island and western Massachusetts markets.

With three stores, and more than 80 employees, W.I. Clark has become one of the largest equipment distributors in Connecticut, and reaches beyond the state into adjacent New England areas.

In 1925, Winfred Ira Clark started the company in New Haven, Conn. In 1975 a new facility was designed and built in Wallingford, Conn., which serves as its headquarters. The building was designed specifically for the sale and service of construction equipment. In 1995 W.I. Clark added stores in Brookfield and Franklin, Conn. In 2009 it moved into a new purpose-built facility in Plainfield, Conn., to replace the Franklin location.

W.I. Clark has represented Deere & Co. since 1975, and began representing Wirtgen, Hamm, and Vögele products in 2008. It also represents manufacturers of hydraulic breakers, compressors, light towers, lasers, compactors, sweepers, and various other attachments and products used in the construction industry.

For more information, visit www.wiclark.com.