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Industry Beat 18 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | November 2014 Atlas Copco Construction Equip- ment has strategically located eight service centers within a day's drive of the majority of rental customer locations across the U.S. The move is designed to keep rental companies profitable, efficient and operating at peak utilization. Centers are located in Seattle, Wash.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Covington, Ga.; Cleveland, Ohio; Apex, N.C.; Santa Ana, Calif.; and Houston, Texas (two facilities). The company plans to open additional centers in Chicago, south-central Florida and in the Northeast U.S. Deere & Company announced the retirement of James A. Israel, president of John Deere Financial, the company's global financial services division, after 34 years of service. Michael J. Mack, Jr. has been appointed group president, John Deere Financial Services, Global Human Resources and Public Affairs. Max A. Guinn has been appointed president, World- wide Construction & Forestry, Global Labor Relations and Security. Mack is currently president of Deere's Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division, a position he has held since 2009. Guinn is currently senior vice president of human rela- tions, communications, public affairs and labor relations. Vermeer Corp. announced its intent to build the Vermeer Applied Technology Hub in the third phase of the Iowa State Research Park. The Vermeer facility will house offices, meeting space and an equipment high-bay. The state-of-the-art office space will allow Iowa State students, faculty and part- and full-time Vermeer team members to work collaboratively on technology advancements for Vermeer industrial and agricultural equipment. Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) opened a new 18,000 square- foot training center in Oklahoma City, Okla. An amphitheater-style training room provides comfort- able seating for up to 12 students. The classes are small, allowing for personable, quality, hands-on training. Genie will also continue to offer technician training at its Redmond, Wash. campus. JCB recently opened its newest North American parts distribution center in Aurora, Ill. This Chicago-area facility will be JCB's main parts distribution hub and service a large portion of the Midwestern U.S., the Northeast and South Central U.S. JCB's Savannah headquarters and its parts distribution center in Fontana, Calif., will continue to provide primary parts support to the Southeastern, Western U.S. and Mexico respectively. The Ontario, Canada facility continuing to serve its Canadian dealers and customers. MEMBERSHIP MILESTONES Hewitt Equipment, the authorized Caterpillar dealer for the province of Quebec and Western Labrador, recently celebrated 50 years of AED membership. Pictured above left to right: Bob Henderson, AED executive vice president and COO,; Jim Hewitt, chairman and CEO, Hewitt Equip- ment; AED President and CEO Brian McGuire; and Stephane Guerin, presi- dent and COO, Hewitt Equipment. Steve Luby, president of Luby Equipment, accepts a quarter century award from AED President and CEO Brian McGuire. CASE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT UNVEILS "DIAMOND DEALER" AWARD WINNERS CASE Construction Equipment has named its 2014 "Diamond Dealer" recipients as a part of its North American Construction Equipment Partnership Program. The award recognizes dealerships across the country for leadership and dedication in growing the CASE brand, and excellence in five categories, including performance, marketing and communications, product support, parts support and training. This year's winners are: State Equipment (Ky. and W.Va.), J.R. Brisson Equipment (Ontario), Kucera Construction Equipment (Ontario), Redhead Equipment (Saskatchewan), Crown Power & Equipment (Mo.), Luby Equip- ment Services (Mo. and Ill.), Eagle Power and Equipment (Pa. and Del.), Groff Tractor (Pa. and Md.), ASCO (Texas and N.M.), Nueces Power Equipment (Texas), Birkey's Construction Equipment (Ill.), Burris Equipment Company (Ill.) and Service Motor Company (Wis.). Michael J. Mack, Jr. Max A. Guinn

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