Meet the Martins: Mike Meadows, Service Technician

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better.  It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our service department and meet Mike Meadows.

Mike got his start with Martin Implement in 1995, upon graduating from Universal Technical Institute. As a certified technician, he’s received extensive training from our manufacturers, which allows him to work on any type of equipment we sell. Mike will often be found out in the field, undertaking some of the most demanding repairs that come our way. As part of our 24/7 emergency crew, he’s always prepared – come rain, snow or shine! Continue reading

Have You Seen Our Field Service Truck? (Video)

Have you seen our service truck around town? You’d notice it for sure. It’s hard to miss the eye-catching Hyundai excavator and wheel loader graphics that wrap the truck. Don Mulderink, one of our seasoned service technicians, drives this one when performing equipment field service.

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Happy Trails Andy Novak (the Video)


It’s not often for a business to be able to share their success with third generation family members. And yet, as Martin Implement celebrates its 70th year of operation, it seems that this sort of thing is almost second nature. That’s why we’re a little saddened to see Andy Novak depart our ranks. Like Tom, his father, and Art, his grandfather, Andy got his first taste of Martin Implement pushing a broom around the shop over summer school break. Along with his twin, Wade, he kept everyone around here guessing when it came to determining who’s who.

Eventually, each of the brothers formed their own identity within the company. Andy spearheaded the introduction of our Toro compact equipment line by serving as the product specialist for four years. More recently, Andy put us on the map up north when he assumed the position of Wauconda branch manager. It’s because of his willingness to take on new challenges that we’re confident that Andy will continue to succeed as he moves forward with a new endeavor. He’s set to start a 9-month apprentice program in sustainable urban agriculture that’s run by the Windy City Harvest branch of Chicago Botanic Gardens.

It’s certainly indicative of Andy’s personality to dream big. While many of us just seek to feed our families, he’s thinking of how to better feed the world! We’ll miss you partner. Hope you come around to visit from time to time. And, oh yeah, don’t forget to bring the food if you do!

 

Our Orland Park Branch took the Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Orland Park branch took the Ice Bucket Challenge and got soaked for ALS awareness.

The Orland Park branch got together and took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday to help raise awareness of ALS. We challenged our South Elgin and Wauconda branches.

We had participants from every department. Our 2 skilled operators synchronized the two Hyundai wheel loader buckets to deliver the cold ice water, assuring everyone got soaked.

Photography and video captured the screams, smiles and shivers (no four letter words) as the ice and water came down.

It was fun stuff! Check out the video:

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Helping out in Brazil During the World Cup

This is great stuff: our very own Brad Beaulieu headed down to Brazil during the World Cup with his church group to play soccer with local kids and build the community with help from an area church. They got to do great work in areas that needed help and also got to enjoy some exciting soccer. Check out this video featuring their group from the Associated Press:

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Enter to Win a New Holland Bean Bag Toss Set!

Attention people who like FREE STUFF!  We’re giving away a New Holland bean bag toss set on our Facebook page and all you have to do is go HERE to enter!  Once you “Like” our page you’ll be able to enter your name and email address (which will only be used to notify the winner of the drawing) and then you’re entered to win the prize!  The contest closes once we get 50 new “Likes” so don’t wait!  Head over to our Facebook page and visit the “Bag Toss Giveaway” tab!

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FINN Hydroseeder Helps Out on University Landscape Project

Lewis University rented a FINN T75 hydroseeder from us to plant the seed for a cross-country athletic track that runs on the southwest perimeter of the campus.  With the help of the hydroseeder and FINN mulch and additives, the job went as smooth as can be.  We could tell you that they were pleased with the results, but why not hear it from the guy in charge of the project?  See the before and after of Lewis’ project in the video below:


Our Top 5 Most Read this Month

We’ve got some new and some old articles that are making the rounds this month. Take a peek at our most-read posts and see what other folks are learning on our site:

Fecon Bull Hog Mulcher on New Holland C238Rent It: Fecon Bull Hog Mulcher

Fecon mulchers are in a class of their own when it comes to brush clearing. These mulchers can cut brush, stumps and trees up to 8 inches in diameter (cutting them down to ground level) when hooked up to a high flow skid steer. Continue reading

Bruss Landscaping Wins a C232 Track Loader for a Year!

Eric Bruss accepts the keys to his brand new C232 track loader with CNH’s Paul Wade (far Left) and Martin Implement’s Brad Beaulieu (2nd from Right) and Randy Dolister (far Right) looking on

Every year Total Landscape Care Magazine has a “Landscaper of the Year” contest in which they recognize landscapers from around the country for the services they offer, the quality of their work and their involvement in the community. Last summer after posting a press release of a recent project, Eric Bruss, owner of Bruss Landscaping got a call from TLC Magazine encouraging his company to enter. Continue reading