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Industry Beat 20 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | October 2014 and executive officer of Hitachi, Ltd., in charge of Global Service Business Promotion of Information & Telecommunication Systems Busi- ness, chairman & CEO of Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holding Corporation, and chairman of Hitachi Consulting Corporation. Watanabe began his assignment in the U.S. in April 2014 to more effectively oversee Hitachi's operations in the U.S. Terex Corp. opened its new Genie Oklahoma City Training Center. The 18,000-square-foot facility is cen- trally located for ease of travel from either U.S. coast. An amphitheater- style training room provides comfort- able seating for up to 12 students. Ge- nie will also continue to offer training at its Redmond, Wash., campus. Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. is partnering with Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to their customers. The agreement will allow customers to purchase Hyundai equipment with Werk-Brau attachments through Hyundai's dealer network. Werk-Brau will be responsible for the timing and delivery of all products. Atlas Copco has appointed Andrew Walker to be president of the Construction Technique business area and member of group management. Walker is currently president of the Service division in the Compressor Technique business area. Chicago-area Congressman Peter Ros- kam (center) visited Tuffpad-maker BLS, hosted by Barry Stoughton (right) and son Matt Stoughton. The Illinois Equipment Dealers Associa- tion hosted Republican Illinois guber- natorial candidate Bruce Rauner who is challenging Gov. Pat Quinn. F&W Equipment Corp. celebrates its 75th anniversary serving the Connecticut construction market. Since 1939 and for three generations, F&W has been committed to delivering high quality in equipment sales, rentals, parts, and service. Founder Harold O. Funk originally opened the business as F&W Welding Service in Wooster Square, New Haven. He saw demand increase during World War II when iron and steel were needed for multiple military and stateside projects. During the war, Funk worked hard, collabo- rating with iconic Electric Boat to create innovative, life-saving submarine technology. After the war, F&W changed gears and began to provide equipment and equipment service for the surge in post-war construction in addition to the repair work the company was already known for. In 1955, F&W Equipment Corp. moved from its historic New Haven loca- tion to a new home in Orange, Conn. The firm moved again in July of 1965, to its current site at 164 Boston Post Road. Service Manager Jim Funk, one of the third generation Funks at F & W, credits his hard-working employees for helping to create F&W's solid reputation over the last 75 years. "The service team is constantly exceeding our customers' expectations with its ability to diagnose and repair equipment with all sorts of issues," said Funk. "We have a secret weapon in the field: his name is Adam and he is a legend in the business of getting machines back to work. "Another of our notable service heroes is Charlie," Funk added. "He began operating equipment in the 1950s with cable-powered machines. He has been at F&W since 1992 and has rebuilt many older machines with his vast history and technical wizardry." Screen Machine Industries recently hosted Congressman Pat Tiberi, (R-Ohio) (12th) at its headquarters in Etna, Ohio. $('0HPEHUV'LYH,QWR*UDVVURRWV3ROLWLFDO0HHWLQJV7KLV)DOO

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