Manitou donates Gehl skid loaders to Wisconsin university and community

Kerry Clines

August 11, 2017

Gehl Skid Loader at University of WisconsinManitou Americas Inc. donated two new Gehl skid loaders, one to the University of Wisconsin-Washington County (UW-WC) and one to the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center.

In a press release, Jon Etta, regional director of Facility Planning and Management of UW-WC, said the Gehl skid loader is “dependable and versatile, allowing staff to maintain the building and grounds — from snow removal in the winter to landscape work in the summer.” Courtney O’Connel, Campus Administrator and Regional Associate Dean of Student Affairs added that “the Gehl skid loader donation and continued support of the Manitou Group is greatly appreciated, especially in this period of reduced budgets.”

“We were very excited to accept the delivery of the new Gehl R220 skid loader to the Washington County Fairgrounds last week,” said Kellie Boone, Executive Director of the Washington County Fairpark and Conference Center, in the press release. “With the Washington County Fair beginning this week, the new skid loader comes just in time to help complete set up for our Annual event.”

Gehl Skid Loader at West Bend Mutual Insurance“Manitou Americas is proud to support The University of Wisconsin-Washington County and the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center because of the importance and value they provide to the people in our local community,” said Lori Heidecker, Marketing Director of Manitou Americas, in the press release. “We have had long standing relationships with both of these businesses and are proud to donate our skid loaders to help keep their facilities maintained throughout the year. With Manitou Americas history in West Bend dating back to 1859, we are honored to be affiliated with these very important local organizations.”

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