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.
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!
New Holland’s Operation Blue and Yellow Drive sales training event was recently held in Daytona Beach for dealers throughout the US. The dealers and their New Holland colleagues gathered together for knowledge transfer and sharing of the newest equipment, innovations, and ways to continue to serve customers.
At the event, our sales manager, Brad Beaulieu, accepted a check on behalf of Martin Implement that recognized the dealership for the largest year after year increase in sales volume. Mark Hooper, New Holland North America’s Senior Director of Marketing, regards Martin Implement “at the top of the heap,” and we couldn’t be more excited. He said, “Martin Implement won because it’s about growth. And that growth is due to servicing the customer and being able to meet customer needs in a timely manner for the benefit of the customer.” It’s exactly this approach that has been at the forefront of Martin Implement’s philosophy since the business started 70 years ago. Thanks New Holland for the opportunity to serve you well!
Did you know we have on-site repair and maintenance services? We know your machines get beat up in the field and breakdowns happen, that’s why we have a fleet of mobile service trucks to get you back up and running. Check out the services we offer:
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:
Next week we’ll be at the Morton Arboretum for the ILCA Summer Field Day. It’s one of the best outdoor landscape events we attend and we’re excited to show off some new equipment this year. Make sure you stop by our tent to say hi and then visit us in the demo site to run some equipment. We’ll have Screen Machine dirt screeners running along with skid steers and more. It’s also your first chance to check out our Hyundai wheel loaders!
If you haven’t registered for the Summer Field Day yet head over to the registration website here. The event is Thursday, August 7th and pre-registration ends Monday the 4th so don’t miss that deal! Once you’re on the site you can also check out the list of exhibitors and the schedule of events. Register now so you can plan out your day – which includes food, drinks and a tour of the arboretum. Don’t miss a chance to learn a little but also have fun. We’ll see you there!
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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:
Have you tried browsing our used inventory on our website? It’s a great way to check out equipment from the comfort of your own home! We’ve got a lot of equipment listed so take a minute and browse among skid steers, mowers, bark blowers – you name it. If you’re new to the site here’s a quick run through of what you’ll find. Enjoy!
Our open houses are coming up FAST! To RSVP to the Orland Park session (Wed. 3/19) click HERE. To RSVP to South Elgin (Thurs. 3/20) click HERE. Let us know if you’re coming and how many people you or your company is planning on bringing!
It’s back by popular demand, and it’s going to be better than ever! Just last March we hosted a pair of Finn open houses at our Orland Park and South Elgin stores and the turnout was so great we’re bringing them back again! Just like last year we’ll have our expert Finn reps on hand with the latest equipment Finn has to offer and we’ll be giving hands-on demos and operator training. Watching bark blowers and hydroseeders up close in action is a great way to learn for those new to the Finn line and those familiar with it will enjoy the chance to speak directly to the Finn folks who know these machines like the back of their hands.
The first open house will be in Orland Park on Wednesday, March 19th and the South Elgin session will happen the next day – Thursday March 20th. RSVP to the Orland Park open house HERE or the South Elgin session HERE. Let us know your name, company and how many people you plan on bringing to the event. Registration will begin at 9am, activities at 9:30. We’ll be done for the day around 12:30 and we’re serving lunch!
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