Vermeer Corporation announced that Calley Pittman, co-owner of Pittman Tree Inc., based in Front Royal, Va., is the lucky winner of the 100,000th piece of tree-care equipment manufactured by Vermeer.
A specially decaled Vermeer BC1200XL brush chipper was presented to Pittman during the TCI Expo in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 3. His name was drawn from nearly 6,000 customers from 11 countries who participated in the “Leading the Way to 100K” giveaway drawing, which launched at the TCI Expo in 2010.
“Our customers expect us to show up with reliable equipment and Vermeer has always been there for us,” said Pittman. “We are excited to receive the 100,000th machine and celebrate this great achievement with Vermeer.”
Pittman conducts work in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Maryland and the District of Columbia. His company owns a dozen pieces of Vermeer equipment, and the BC1200XL brush chipper will soon be part of his fleet.
“This is a great achievement for Vermeer,” said Todd Roorda with Vermeer Corporation. “With the invention of the first stump cutter in 1957, not many companies within the tree-care industry can state they have built more than 100,000 pieces of tree-care equipment. It goes to show that if you build a quality product and provide exceptional service, customers will keep coming back.”