Industry roundup: ASV to increase production capacity by 30 percent

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ASV Holdings Inc. announced that it will increase production capacity by approximately 30 percent in Q1 of 2021, creating 28 new jobs in the company’s Grand Rapids, Minnesota, facility.

The company says the move will strengthen ASV machine availability in the compact equipment industry and comes amid the strong success of the new MAX-Series line combined with strong industry demand.

“We are pleased to invest in increased production capacity to support our growth, in addition to adding jobs to the Minnesota workforce,” says Kevin Zimmer, president of Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, which encompasses the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV Holdings Inc. brands. “It’s a strong indicator of our success in growing as a comprehensive provider of compact equipment in North America.”

The open positions include assemblers, welders, warehouse clerks, production staff and more.

Takeuchi dealer Skyworks, LLC. expands into Ohio market

Takeuchi-US announced that its current dealer Skyworks LLC. expanded into the Cleveland, Ohio, market in October of 2020.

The company says Skyworks will now offer the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators and wheel loaders from this new location. In addition to stocking parts, Takeuchi says this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center to support new and existing customers.

Skyworks’ location in Fort Myers, Florida, was the first to join the Takeuchi dealer network in November 2018. Along with its new location in Cleveland, Skyworks has 15 locations throughout Florida, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia.

“Since joining Takeuchi in 2018, we have become very familiar with the Takeuchi brand,” says Jerry Reinhart, president at Skyworks, LLC. “Takeuchi produces great machines, and they continue to gain momentum in the market – and people love them.”

“Skyworks has been around since 1999 and has grown to serve customers in eight states,” says Henry Lawson, director of sales at Takeuchi-US. “We are confident they will do a great job for Takeuchi in Cleveland, not only by selling our products but also by supporting our customers throughout Ohio. We are excited about Skyworks’ new location and fully believe our products will do well there.”

McHale announces new position

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McHale Landscape Design Inc. is pleased to announce that Anthony Cusat has been promoted from senior landscape architect to director of design in their Virginia division.

Graduating from Penn State with degrees in landscape contracting and landscape then, the company says Cusat moved through the ranks, his talents enriching residential properties throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

McHale says many of his projects have been recognized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in addition to receiving numerous Grand Awards of Excellence from the Landscape Contractors Association (LCA).

“Utilizing my passion for drawing and visualization has provided me with a unique opportunity to create outdoor living spaces that impact and improve the lives of our clients,” says Cusat.  “I am humbled and grateful for this platform to be able to challenge myself and those on my team for continual growth, both personally and professionally.”

Stride makes affordable healthcare more accessible for TaskEasy contractors  

TaskEasy announced it has partnered with Stride, the leading portable benefits platform for independent workers, to offer access to affordable healthcare plans to TaskEasy contractors.

TaskEasy says its partnership with Stride will help contractors navigate what health care plans and subsidies they can receive to understand their actual insurance costs better. On average, the company says Stride members save $410 per month on health insurance and 40 percent pay less than $25 per month for coverage.

“TaskEasy has always cared about our contractors and their families and making sure they have access to healthcare has always been a priority,” says Ken Davis, founder and CEO of TaskEasy. “Partnering with Stride will make healthcare more accessible for our contractors, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

To date, TaskEasy says contractors have completed millions of services for homeowners, property managers and commercial facility managers. TaskEasy says its partnership with Stride helps contractors save time searching for affordable healthcare and makes more time to focus on the revenue-generating parts of their business.

“Access to affordable healthcare is more important now than ever before,” says Noah Lang, CEO of Stride. “We’re excited to be partnering with TaskEasy to help their network of contractors access affordable benefits and ensure they get enrolled before the deadline.”

The last day to enroll for health insurance is Tuesday, December 15. To learn more about signing up for health insurance, click here.

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