Dealer Profile: PacWest Machinery Helps Enable Continued Construction Growth in the Pacific Northwest

A Longtime Partnership

In a region known for its dramatic coastline, snow-capped mountains, lush forests, productive farmlands, and vibrant towns and cities, PacWest Machinery is helping fuel the continued growth in the construction and related industries in Washington and Oregon.

PacWest Machinery is the Pacific Northwest dealer for FRD USA, Volvo Construction Equipment and a number of other leading brands of machinery supported from five locations in the two states. PacWest provides sales, rental and aftermarket support for a full line of general production, road machinery, aggregate processing, compact equipment and specialty machines. In addition to its five dealer locations, PacWest provides responsive support from remote service technicians and an extensive mobile service fleet across the Pacific Northwest.

As an FRD USA dealer, PacWest provides sales and service to mostly demolition contractors for larger hydraulic breakers and utility contractors for smaller breakers. The longtime partnership between FRD USA and PacWest has proven to be a good fit.

“FRD breakers last longer, are easier to maintain and easier to repair, especially with the Encore Recertification Program,” said Jolene Logue, PacWest president. “FRD offers competitive pricing and parts availability is exceptional.”

Logue added that FRD’s refurbishing program is a helpful way to quickly provide customers with quality, previously-owned breakers. And with FRD’s stocking program, she said PacWest is able to maintain an inventory of most FRD hydraulic breakers, which is helpful as the dealer works to grow its FRD business through product demos, rentals and word of mouth.

A High Profile Project

Looking back on the partnership with FRD, Logue recalled one customer that really stood out for the use of FRD breakers to make an indelible mark on downtown Seattle.

Rhine, a large demolition and abatement contractor, was awarded the contract to do demolition work on the old Key Arena to make way for an updated arena to host Seattle’s new National Hockey League team, the Seattle Kraken, and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Rhine purchased nine FRD breakers in one year to help with the demolition on this major project.

“FRD attachments are high quality, so they were the perfect choice for the demolition work that had to be done to remake this iconic arena in the heart of Seattle,” said Logue.

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To learn more about FRD USA hydraulic breakers and how their mono-block body design can improve productivity and decrease costs, call FRD USA at 800.527.2282

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