August 20, 2008
Lakeside, CA-Woody Ferrell, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Champion Motor Graders, is pleased to announce that Volvo Construction Equipment and Services California, Inc. (Formerly Matthews Machinery) has signed on as the authorized Champion dealer for the State of California. “The recent signing makes them the exclusive Champion dealer for the entire state,” says Ferrell. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”
Phillip Ransom, Corporate Sales Manager for Volvo Construction Equipment & Services California, Inc., says that the Champion line of compact graders will serve an established niche in the marketplace and will also be a nice complement to the company”s existing and line of equipment. “We”re going to bring 6 Champion Motor Graders into stock which we”ll place throughout the state,” says Ransom. “Presently the C80/C86 C is the machine of choice in our market.”
With six existing locations spread throughout California, Volvo Construction Equipment & Services California has served customers in aggregate, demolition, recycling, agriculture, road construction and civil engineering markets since 2002. Volvo Construction Equipment & Services California has the distinction of being the only heavy equipment sales and rental dealer that covers the entire state. According to Ransom, “Covering the entire state gives us a competitive advantage. If a contractor moves his machine from one region of the state to another, he knows he can count on the same level of service and support.”
Volvo Construction Equipment & Sales California expects to expand its customer base by pursuing new segments in the market, especially parking lot contractors and smaller grading and paving firms who routinely work in precise, tight spaces, and have to be concerned about operating costs as well. “With the acquisition of the Champion line, we”ll definetly be entering into that arena,” says Ransom. “Eventually, we will be offering the entire package-graders, pavers, compactors, and any other equipment a paving contractor may need.”
Production Class Graders are Coming
Volvo Construction Equipment & Services California is also looking forward to carrying the new Champion C110 and C116 C Series Production Class graders that were recently introduced at ConExpo. “In bridging the gap between traditional compact graders and full size roadbuilding machines, Champion has come up with a product that will be a perfect fit for many of our customers,” says Ransom.
These are exciting times for Champion Motor Graders,” says Champion Executive Vice President Bryan Abernathy. “We welcome Phil Ransom and the rest of the staff at Volvo Construction Equipment & Services California, Inc. to the Champion team and look forward to them being part of our growing and bright future.
One of the oldest names in the equipment industry, Champion Motor Graders has specialized in the development of motor graders and attachments for over 25 years. Champion engineering and manufacturing, based in Charlotte, NC, are dedicated to the production of compact and Production Class motor graders that assure customers of the same productivity and quality standards they expect from the best in full-size construction machinery. The Champion line-up now includes seven basic models with operating weights from 12,000 to 24,000 lbs., featuring the full range of single-axle, tandem and all-wheel 4×4 and 6×6 drive systems. Champion continues to develop a growing range of specialized equipment for the road maintenance and paving industry.