This week ,was the part of equipment sales, that I really enjoy. The opportunity to get a new product out, in front of as many customers as possible, always presents a challenge. Getting all the logistics of the plan to come together and not get thrown off track by bad weather is always tough. This past week, we had a little bit of everything. We had a customer event, at the Glen Mills Schools, where we worked with the students. It was a definitely something where you walk away feeling positive. The students were very engaged and asking great questions. Then we rolled into Allentown, to host our
annual field day event, at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. It was another great day! We had 9 manufacturer's representatives travel in to support the day and our largest number of customers ever attend. Lawn & Golf is very lucky to have such great partners like Ryan Hills & Kurt Landis of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs!
On Thursday, we had an early morning start with a "Sidewalk Demo", on the Mark the Shark Morning Show on WSQV. We have been working with WSQV, since we joined with Thomas L Dunlap in Jersey Shore, PA to cover the area better selling Ventrac Tractors. It is always fun to join them on the air to talk about what we are doing with Ventrac.
Finally, we got the chance to get the new Ventrac Boom Mower attachment out into the field. We had the opportunity to mow at a location that was made for it. And as expected, the customers were impressed and plan to add it to their equipment fleet.
Friday, was the final stop of the tour. We hosted an Open House/Demo Day at Thomas L Dunlap.
With another good day of weather, great food, and our friends from WSQV, doing a remote radio show, it was an excellent day.
To put these many events together all in one week takes a ton of support from our inside staff! Lawn & Golf's Service Manager, Craig Hatt, and his team were able to get all the equipment ready and still keep up with setups and repairs. Our Warehouse/Shipping Manager, Mike Matta, was able to get massive amounts of equipment out to the Iron Pigs. We greatly appreciate all their help!
A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this week a success:
Bill & Paul at the Glen Mills Schools
Ryan & Kurt at the LV Iron Pigs
Darren Powers from Redexim
Steve Johnson from Smithco
Scott Kinkead & Brian Godwin from Turfco
Andrew Sickenberger from Jacobsen
Tylor Coquillard & Pat Dowling from ABI Attachments
Steve Cahaley from CADCO/Ferris
Lisa Hartley & Bill Clark from Univest
Joyce & Tom at Thomas L Dunlap
The Sales Team at Lawn & Golf
and especially, Andy Barone, from Ventrac, for all his time and effort this week!
Andy Barone from Ventrac showing one of the Students at the Glen Mills Schools how the Aera-Vator works.
Talking to the Students at Glen Mills Schools about the Boom Mower.
Lawn & Golf Field Day at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Setting up for the "Sidewalk Demo" at WSQV Radio in Lock Haven.
The Ventrac Boom Mower in action!
Customers checking out the Boom Mower at the Open House/Demo Day at Thomas L Dunlap.
Vince Anastasi from Lawn & Golf talking about the flip up deck on the Ventrac.