SERVING SE OKLAHOMA BETTER
Kirby-Smith christens new McAlester facility with open house for customers, community
Kirby-Smith Machinery celebrated its newest location with an open house for the McAlester, Okla., branch in mid-April. More than 250 customers, community leaders, manufacturer representatives and Kirby-Smith personnel attended the event, which also featured a technician career fair.
Branch Manager Bruce Taylor said anticipation for the facility was building for some time. “I stopped at a local restaurant a couple of months before we opened. When the server noticed the Kirby-Smith logo on my jacket, she asked if I worked for the company. She said her husband was very excited about us coming to McAlester. I think that says a lot about who we are and how we are perceived.”
The branch serves southeastern Oklahoma and is located on the outskirts of McAlester, near Oklahoma Highway 270, and within a mile of the Indian Nation Turnpike. It features a building with a parts inventory and a full-service shop. The equipment yard has ample room for Manitowoc Crane products, Komatsu construction equipment, Takeuchi skid steers, Wirtgen Group paving machinery and Terramac crawler carriers.
“It offers easy access, so it’s more convenient for dropping off or picking up machines. This eliminates the need for customers to haul them to Tulsa, Oklahoma City or Dallas, which saves time and expense,” said Territory Manager Ron Allen, who is based in McAlester and was instrumental in finding the location. “We have also built a sizeable parts inventory to allow for walk-in pick up, which is a time-saver.”
In addition to Taylor and Allen, the staff includes Product Support Representative Brian DeVore, Service Manager George Cross, Product Support Manager Ryan Sanders, Rental Manager Brian Burris, Parts Manager Gregg Ash and Service Technician William Walker.
Open-house festivities included facility tours, gifts, a catered lunch and door prizes.
“We believe that this has been an underserved area,” noted Del Keffer, Vice President of Sales for Kirby-Smith Machinery. “We’re honored to bring this branch to southeastern Oklahoma. It’s an extension of Kirby-Smith’s drive to be an indispensable resource."
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