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Fall 2009

First Impressions Shine

Early M-Series customers give high marks to new loaders and excavators

Stephen Lagneaux

Stephen Lagneaux of Duson, La., digs footings for new homes near Crowley, La., with his Bobcat M-Series E35 excavator.

Bob Brzezinski is a superintendent at the Maine Township Highway Department in Des Plaines, Ill.; Mark Wanke operates a general contracting company in Texas, where he builds multifamily housing units; Stephen Lagneaux is an owner-operator from Duson, La., who has a niche in the foundation-digging business; Garry Sparks depends on Bobcat® equipment for hazardous waste cleanup projects; and Tim Royer leads a public works department with 24 employees. All five carry a common bond — they're some of the first Bobcat M-Series customers, so WorkSaver® asked them for their early comments.

Bob Brzezinski

Bob Brzezinski, T630 customer

In today's economic environment, Superintendent Bob Brzezinski is constantly looking for ways to keep costs down while still getting his projects done. His solution: Buy less expensive, more versatile Bobcat® loaders and attachments to do the same work as larger, single-application conventional units. Click here to read the entire story.

E32 excavator

Mark Wanke, E32 customer

The recession hasn't slowed Mark Wanke of Franklin Construction, San Antonio, Texas. The company recently closed on a construction contract that will keep its crews busy well into 2010. In response to the growing demand, Mark Wanke is adding Bobcat® compact equipment to his fleet. Click here to read the entire story.

Stephen Lagneaux

Stephen Lagneaux, E35 customer

Following in his father's footsteps, Stephen Lagneaux embarked on a construction career in the late '90s. Growing residential and commercial markets in central and southern Louisiana made for plentiful work for the new owner-operator. A Bobcat® compact excavator has been Lagneaux's primary mode of digging for foundation work for more than 10 years. Click here to read the entire story.

Garry Sparks

Garry Sparks, E80 customer

Garry Sparks has been involved in hazardous waste cleanup projects for more than 30 years. Sparks is the owner of Stat Inc., a leading provider of hazardous waste transportation and emergency response services, based out of Lenoir, N.C. He recently purchased a new E80 excavator to replace a 442 and complement his 864 and T300 compact track loaders. Click here to read the entire story.

E80 excavator

Waukee Public Works Department, E80 customer

The city of Waukee experienced a population explosion in the last decade. Once a bedroom community outside of Des Moines, Iowa, Waukee has become one of the fastest growing cities in the state with an estimated population today of 12,300 — more than doubling what it recorded in the 2000 census. Click here to read the entire story.