Caterpillar has announced it will have its regional Cat® Dealers leading its exhibit at the Bluefield Coal Show, taking place 16 – 18 September in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Keith Harrison, Marketing Supervisor for Carter Machinery, is leading the effort on behalf of several key coal mining dealers. “Our display is centered on our strong commitment to this industry and the value a Cat Dealer brings to its customers,” Harrison says. “Despite challenging times in the Appalachian coal industry, we continue to invest in the underground sector of our business.”
He continued: “As Cat Dealers, we can do quite a bit to help customers lower their costs … By displaying examples of our equipment rebuild capabilities, we hope to show Bluefield attendees the quality and skill that we bring to our craft.”
While the Caterpillar exhibit will predominantly focus on rebuilt machines and service displays, it will also include models of Cat equipment, CWW conveyor products, and video presentations of the Cat product line and dealer capabilities. The two rebuilt machines in the exhibit will be a coal hauler and a scoop.
Carter Machinery has fully rebuilt a number of Cat underground machines recently in its 140 000 ft2 facility in Princeton. Rebuild projects include two longwall systems, a trio of CM210 Continuous Miners, four coal haulers and two scoops.
“Rebuilding equipment is a large part of our business as customers see the value in holding on to assets and getting the most out of their design lives,” stated Kevin Barnhouse, Vice President and General Manager of Whayne-Walker Underground Mining, which supports customers in all of Kentucky and parts of West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. “Cat products are designed to be rebuilt and we fully expect you to come to us two, three, even four times to rebuild a machine.”
Shawn Martin, Caterpillar’s Eastern Region Sales Manager, commented: “The Bluefield coal show is a super environment for connecting with miners and talking shop in a low-key environment. At the same time, it’s an important opportunity for us to showcase what we can do, how well we do it, and where we can help customers with products or services that they’ve never considered before ? like financial services, remanufactured parts and service agreements.”
Edited from press releaseby Harleigh Hobbs
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