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18OAIMAAnnualMeetingSeesRECORDATTENDEESANDEXHIBTORSCorporateWedliketoexpressourappreciationtothoseofyouwhobravedtheweathertoattendThePaulBunyanShowattheGuernseyCountyFairgroundsinOctober.ThosewhodidenjoyedourdisplaysincludinglivedemosofaBarkoloaderandaMorbarkgrinderandchipper.Wedalsoliketothanktheover500aggregatesandindustrialmineralsindustryprofessionalswhoattendedthe2014OAIMAAnnualMeetingandTradeShowinNovember.Morethan70associatemembersexhibitedatthetradeshowinColumbus.Theeventwasaresoundingsuccessandsetarecordforbothattendeesandexhibi-torsthisyear.LookingaheadColumbusEquipmentwillopentheshowseasonbyparticipatingintheIHLAconventionandexpositioninIndianapolisonMarch11and122015.FranklinF.BoardwhoworkedintheColumbusEquipmentCompanyaccountingdepartmentfor42yearspassedawayinOctoberjustamonthafterretiring.FranklookedforthebrightsideofthingswithasplashofhumornomatterthedifficultyrecalledMikeSarreychieffinancialoffi-cer.HelikedcomingtoworkpridedhimselfonbeingontimeandprotectedconfidentialinformationlikeitwasatFortKnox.AthisretirementpartyoverthesummerFranksharedmemorieswithcolleaguesandremarkedthatColumbusEquipmentfeltlikehisextendedfamily.Hisoutpour-ingofgratitudeisoneIwillalwaysrememberIwishallofouremployeescouldhaveheardhimSarreysaid.Ourheart-feltcondolencesgoouttoFranksfamily.Hewillbegreatlymissedbymanyofhisextendedfamily.CoreyVanHoutenhasjoinedthecompanyassalescoordinatoratrainingrolepriortobeingassignedasalesterritory.CoreyrecentlygraduatedfromBowlingGreenStateUniversity.ColumbusRussellKinghasjoinedtheColumbusbranchasawarehousemanforthepartsdepartment.RussellagraduateofLancasterHighSchoolpreviouslyworkedforAnchorHocking.Heenjoyshuntingandfishing.ToledoJoshCrockisashoptechniciantraineeinToledo.JoshgrewuponafarmworkingoncombinesandtractorsandattendedtheUniversityofNorthernOhiowherehestudiedaganddieselmechanics.HeworkedatanotherequipmentdealershipbeforecomingtoColumbusEquipment.EmilyBaileyhasalsojoinedtheToledobranchasaserviceadministrator.CincinnatiMarkKennedyhasjoinedtheCincinnatibranchasacranetechnician.Hehas18yearsexperienceworkingoncranesandlearnedtoworkonequipmentwhileservingintheU.S.Army.Markwhoismarriedwithtwochildrenandastepsonenjoysdeerhunting.BRANCHNEWS