Industry News: June 2018

Catch up on the latest acquisitions, promotions and company milestones

Industry News: June 2018

Felling Trailers named 2018 Green Manufacturing Award recipient
Felling Trailers was presented with the 2018 Green Manufacturing Award at the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. This award was established to recognize manufacturers for significant contributions toward improving their environmental impact in processes and facilities. Over several years, Felling Trailers has made the reduction of their environmental footprint a prime focus. The company most recently obtained ISO 9001:2015 Certification for their quality management system. From left, Jim Berry of Dexter, John Kerr of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Marcus Hester of Optronics International, Patrick Jennissen of Felling Trailers, Ron Yarnell of PPG, Rick Coffey of The Carlstar Group, and Jerry Sampson of Kenda/Americana Tire & Wheel. 

Nortrax retains 38 John Deere dealerships
After the sale of seven stores in its Midwest region to Dubuque, Iowa-based McCoy Group, Nortrax announced it will focus on its existing 38 John Deere dealerships. Those dealerships are located in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, with additional Canadian locations in Ontario, Newfoundland, and Quebec.  

John Deere celebrates 30 years of joint venture
John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery celebrate more than three decades of a joint venture. Since the start of the operation as a joint venture in 1988, Deere-Hitachi has manufactured over 55,000 hydraulic excavators for the North, Central and South American markets.

Manitou Group appoints new leadership roles
Manitou Group announced three new members have joined the North American leadership team with the appointment of Don Vollmar as vice president of engineering, Todd Miorin as senior director of program management, and Jeffrey Weido as senior director of product management and marketing. Vollmar most recently worked at CNH Industrial and has held positions at John Deere, Peterbilt and Kohler. Miorin has extensive experience in developing and executing complex projects related to acquisition integration, strategic alliances, and product development processes. Weido served as president and co-founder of i2A, partnering with companies such as Genie/Terex, JLG, and Generac. Prior to i2A, Weido served as the marketing director for Genie/Terex. Shown in the photo (from left) are Todd Miorin, Jeffrey Weido and Don Vollmar.


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