Stephenson customer Cumberland Valley Tree Service out of Chambersburg, PA recently took delivery of their brand new Bandit 990XP Chipper. Placing this new Bandit chipper into their fleet marks a new page for Cumberland Valley Tree Service who has been a life long Vermeer customer. As seen in the photo (click read more...) it was a recent foggy December morning when the chipper was hitched up and on its way to one of its first of many jobs.
Stephenson Customer Mike Keihl of Keihl Excavating out of Ashland, PA recently replaced his CAT 930G with a JCB 4CX and LOVES IT for snow removal. Mike says he is getting better production from the JCB and is burning a lot less fuel!
On Thursday December 19, 2013 Congressman Lou Barletta made a stop at Stephenson Equipment's Harrisburg, PA location. After a brief tour of the facility Lou sat down with Dennis Heller, Bob Criste, Dave Donati and Matt Essig from Stephenson Equipment and had a very candid discussion about what is really happening in Washington DC.
Dennis Heller, Stephenson Equipment President/CEO stated that "There are some people, like Lou, that really understand our business and what should be done to improve the economy. Lou is a staunch supporter of less regulation, smaller government, the need for infrastructure investment and changing the total out of control spending at the federal level."
"Lou’s personal experience from his family’s business and his personal highway line painting business provides the backdrop for someone in Washington that understands our business, has had to meet payroll and is frustrated with the over regulation, increased healthcare expenses from the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the needs for our country to build, repair and expand our highways and bridges."
The group also discussed how the narrative in Washington needs to change to encourage our young adults to join our industry. There are many opportunities in the technical field that can provide rewarding and successful careers.
One of the biggest take-aways from the meeting with Congressman Lou Barletta was that there are people in DC that understand us, will work hard to bring change, and they continue to fight the fight for what they are hired to do.
Stephenson Equipment Potain Cranes on the job for our customer PSC Crane and Rigging out of Piqua, OH. The job site is located on West Virginia University where General Contractor Turner Construction hired PSC Crane and Rigging to lift pre-built wall panels into place essentially completing the new "University Place". The new buildings that make up University Place are set to be dormitories for WVU students in the fall of 2014. The Potain Cranes were perfect for this job because of the large reach required and the limited space available at the job site.
On February 20, 2013 Stephenson Equipment, Inc hosted a 3 day Legendary Paving Workshop in Harrisburg, PA including hands-on training of paving equipment, expert advice, operator training, and performance tips on a variety of LeeBoy Paving Equipment.