Springfield Grand Opening
December 15, 2006
Springfield, MO – Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc., celebrated the opening of its new Springfield branch facility in a big way! Over 400 customers, vendors, friends and neighbors attended the Grand Opening event held on August 24th. Visitors enjoyed lunch, door prizes, tours, and demonstrations of newest John Deere and Hitachi construction equipment.
Murphy Tractor corporate officers and local staff welcomed a huge crowd to their Grand Opening. Fair weather set the stage for this very successful event. Guests were welcomed into sharp new service bays with doors opened to the clear sky. Surrounded by polished construction equipment and seated at linen covered tables, visitors were served lunch by a local caterer. Hundreds of door prizes and gifts were given out as guests browsed the parts department and visited the sales showroom. Branch Manager Bill Shank and his staff were on hand to provide tours and demonstrations. They proudly showcased the newest John Deere D Series Excavators, 950J Crawler Dozer, and the many other makes and models of equipment Murphy Tractor offers. Representatives from many manufactures were also present to answer questions and enjoy the festivities.
Murphy Tractor has served customers in Springfield since 2001, and in January 2006 began construction of a new 25,200 square foot facility, relocating to 1401 State Hwy MM. In just six short months the construction was complete, and the Springfield staff moved into a new building. The structure features large interior parts and equipment sales departments as well as a vast outdoor heavy equipment yard. Over 15,000 sq ft of the new space is dedicated to a state of the art service center which features eight service bays, a Technical Center staffed with a designated parts person, a new library system tool room and many other amenities, all oriented towards productivity and customer service. The construction of this new facility demonstrates to our current and future customers the commitment we have made, and will make, to provide the best in after sales support available. We look forward to continuing our growth in Southwest Missouri and sincerely thank all our customers for their ongoing support, stated Tom Udland, President of Murphy Tractor.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc., is one of John Deeres largest construction equipment dealers in North America with 16 locations in the four Midwestern states of IA, KS, MO and NE.