Cherokee Truck Equipment is new Georgia dealer
CYNTHIANA, KY, July 10, 2014 – Cherokee Truck Equipment, LLC, is E-Z Pack's new dealer covering the state of Georgia, it was announced this week. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, Cherokee has been the Tennessee E-Z Pack dealer east of Nashville for approximately one year, and has been a distributor of refuse equipment since 1981.
"We're real pleased to offer the E-Z Pack line in Georgia," President Jim O'Brien said. "The recent change in ownership really has us excited about E-Z Pack, with fresh leadership and a clear focus on growth in the industry."
The Georgia facility is located at 550 Discovery Place in Mableton, near Atlanta. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility sits on 5 acres, and includes 7 service bays and a pit service area. Two mobile service trucks also serve Georgia customers, with one in Savannah to cover the southern part of the state.
Raymond Grier is the service manager for the Georgia facility, and Scott Roberts is the senior sales representative.
Cherokee Truck Equipment is a full service dealer for over 25 brand name products. In addition to E-Z Pack refuse trucks, the company provides sales and support for dump trucks, truck mounted cranes, railroad trucks, aerial platform cranes, lube trucks, liftgate trucks, street sweepers, snow and ice removal equipment, and medium and light duty trucks and vans.
Cherokee offers installation, service and repair on all kinds of equipment, Cherokee has recently invested in fleet management software that allows its technicians to monitor and track the status of an entire fleet of vehicles for a customer.
According to O'Brien, "The software allows us to keep track of a customer's trucks, including repairs and scheduled maintenance, and generates a monthly report on each vehicle in a fleet. We have customers who were interested in that kind of service, and we're glad we can now provide it. We need to look to the future in this business, and this new fleet management package is something that sets us apart from everybody else."
Brad Penn named Parts Manager at E-Z Pack
CYNTHIANA, KY, July 1, 2014 – Brad Penn has been named Parts Manager at E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions, LLC.
The company is now stocking and shipping parts for all E-Z Pack products as well as aftermarket parts for other brands. Prior to the recent change in company ownership, the parts business had been serviced by an outside company.
“I’m extremely excited to facilitate a revival of the E-Z Pack parts business,” Brad said. “Our goal is to create a single source solution for both E-Z Pack OEM and aftermarket parts, and to do so in a way that utilizes the technology driving today’s marketplace. In the near future that will mean an e-commerce site along with other online and mobile resources to serve our E-Z Pack customers.
“The management team at E-Z Pack is fully committed to making the parts department a priority for the future growth of the company,” he added.
Brad has over 20 years in parts supply distribution and sales. Most recently Brad served as a national/municipal account manager for an aftermarket refuse parts company with accounts in 6 states. He also secured many larger municipal accounts and served as account manager for one of the largest national accounts in the refuse and hauling industry.
His early career was spent in the electrical supply and distribution industry, specializing in electrical distribution where he managed an electrical and commercial lighting warehouse. In addition to commercial lighting design and power management, he also managed all sales and distribution operation for manufacturers including Square D, Hoffman Enclosures, and Phillips Lighting while serving many industrial customers including Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
Brad also served as a manufacturer’s representative for Lester Sales Co., headquartered in Indianapolis, acting as territory manager for the state of Kentucky while representing 30+ manufacturers and over 100 distributors. While with Lester Sales, Brad was awarded National Marketing & Salesmen of the Year for Pass & Seymour Legrand.
Brad is married with 3 children. He is a lifelong resident of Georgetown, Kentucky, currently serving that community in his second term as a City Councilman where he chairs the Fire Committee and serves on the Police Committee.
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