Business Updates for April 2009: GCTA, WSA Trenchless, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam

April 2009 Vol. 64 No. 4
Jerry Halsey, now of Liebherr

Scott Wine, Polaris Industries CEO said: “Initially, Polaris will produce and sell highly differentiated work vehicles to Bobcat for sale through the Bobcat dealer network. The breadth and depth of our cooperative efforts will expand thereafter to include co-developed vehicles for both Polaris and Bobcat, and further technology-sharing.”

“We are combining the strengths of the number-one compact construction equipment manufacturer with those of the number-one off-road vehicle manufacturer to deliver innovative product solutions for our customers said Richard Goldsbury, president, Bobcat Americas. “This alliance will enable both companies to extend our customer bases and provide profitable growth.” www.bobcat.com; 800-POLARIS, www.polarisindustries.com

New Holland

During the fourth quarter of 2008, New Holland Construction and its North American dealer network arranged the first-ever DA$H for CA$H dealer contest for New Holland skid steer and compact track loaders.

Attractive cash prizes awaited the dealerships with the highest volume of combined unit sales by year-end. Dealers were organized into four groups: Midwest dealers Groth Implement (MN), Milwaukee Tractor & Equipment (WI) and Payline West (IL) as well as the Manitoba-based Mazergroup clinched the top spots in their respective groups (see final standings on the website for complete listing of winners). 630.260.4000, www.newholland.com

GeoEngineers, DCM Engineering

GeoEngineers Inc., a Seattle, WA-based earth science and technology company, has purchased DCM Engineering Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA. DCM Engineering is a consulting firm specializing in trenchless design and geotechnical engineering services for the water and public utilities markets.

The Walnut Creek team will use the name “DCM/GeoEngineers” and become GeoEngineers’ fifteenth office nationwide and second in California. Dave Mathy, P.E., DCM’s founder, will join GeoEngineers as managing principal of the Walnut Creek office.