Equipment report

Liebherr USA Co., Advance Technical Institute create program for service technicians

Liebherr USA Co., Newport News, Virginia, has launched a new partnership with Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, through which Liebherr USA will host up to six students each year in ATI’s Heavy Vehicle Technology program.

ATI’s Heavy Vehicle Technology program offers diesel repair training in a hands-on shop environment, providing students the opportunity to work on manual and automatic engines ranging from 400 to 12,000 pounds.

Liebherr USA is sponsoring the hydraulics program at ATI and has made an L 526 wheel loader available for students in ATI’s hydraulics classes. This partnership allows ATI students to become Liebherr certified upon program completion. Once students have finished the co-op program, Liebherr will offer a signing bonus of 50 percent of tuition charges for eligible new hires who are offered and accept full-time employment with the company.

Midwest Crushing & Screening to represent Terex Ecotec in Wisconsin

Terex Ecotec, with U.S. headquarters in Newton, New Hampshire, announced that Midwest Crushing & Screening will now represent the brand in Wisconsin, expanding on its current territory in Illinois. Midwest Crushing & Screening, with headquarters in Crestwood, Illinois, will immediately assume responsibilities for sales, rentals, service and parts related to Terex Ecotec equipment.

Terex Ecotec’s product portfolio consists of shredders, trommel screens, recycling screens, metal separators, and conveyors.

Midwest Crushing & Screening has supplied mobile materials processing equipment to Illinois and Wisconsin since 2008. They offer rental equipment, parts, on-site service, and freighting services. In addition to expanding their territory coverage of Terex Ecotec, Midwest Crushing & Screening will soon be opening the doors of its new location in Polk, Wisconsin.

Connect Work Tools adds regional business manager

Connect Work Tools, a division of Exodus Global that is based in Superior, Wisconsin, has added Vaughn Ali to its team as a regional business manager for the Southeast. Ali has almost 20 years in the industry and most recently was the Southeast territory manager for Lockport, New York-based Moley Magnetics Inc.

“I have had the opportunity to work with Exodus Global’s team for several years as a vendor and have watched them grow,” Vaughn says. “Two things that have always stayed consistent are their positive energy and their reputation to exceed customers’ expectations. When the chance to work with [Connect Work Tools Director of Sales] Geordie Stewart and the Connect Work Tools group came to me, it was an opportunity that felt natural and like being home. I am truly grateful to have this opportunity. I am excited to be able to help this division grow and take care of our customers.”

Brokk hires Midwest regional sales manager

Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines in Monroe, Washington, has announced Chad Diacek as its Midwest regional sales manager. Diacek will manage sales for both Brokk robotic demolition machines and Aquajet hydrodemolition robots. He will provide support to customers throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. 

“Chad has worked in demolition and rental industries for five years and has spent a portion of that time educating customers on the benefits of electric-powered equipment,” says Lars Lindgren, president of Brokk Inc. “He understands the benefits and will be an excellent resource for Brokk customers looking to improve efficiency and safety.”

Diacek most recently served as a regional sales manager for Hy-Brid Lifts.

“In my previous role, I frequently found myself on job sites employing Brokk robots,” Diacek says. “I always took it as a positive sign. The equipment I represented was a great accompaniment, and if they already had a Brokk, it proved they were interested in innovative equipment solutions that increased efficiency and safety. I’m excited to be part of this team and to further develop relationships with customers in this region. I’m also looking forward to helping grow the brand in the Midwest where I feel there is huge potential for robotic demolition.”

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