Posted on: July 19, 2017 11:19 am
Wednesday 19th July, 2017 – Caterpillar Yellow Iron was the highlight of the White House ‘Made In America’ Showcase. A 966M Wheel Loader supplied by the Caterpillar Independent Mid-Atlantic Dealership Alban CAT stood proudly on display on the south lawn of the White House to be inspected by President Donald Trump.
The Caterpillar 966M Wheel Loader got the lion share of attention from the attendees of the showcase. The CAT® Big Iron Machines are always spectacular to look at and getting it onto the White House Lawn was a logistic feat that Alban CAT is well equipped to pull off – with over 90 years experience of moving heavy equipment around the Mid-Atlantic region.
It Was A Fire Drill
The call went out early Friday 14th July, 2017 from Caterpillar to Jamie Alban, President Of Alban CAT, asking if we could get a Wheel Loader to the White House for the ‘Made In America’ Showcase on Monday 16th July, 2017. Of course Jamie said yes, but he also knew at such short notice it would be a fire drill all weekend to get the machine, permits, transportation and clearance to make it happen.
Jamie was confident that the Alban team would pull through, even though it meant working through the weekend under a tight deadline and difficult circumstances to get the machine prepped and ready to roll. And with the help of Sullivan’s Garage (who handled the transportation), the 966M arrived on site for the event.
The Most Attention
At the White House showcase there was a number of manufacturers, producers of USA made products, food and equipment inside and outside the White House on display. The 966M was clearly the machine that got the most attention from all the attendees and President Donald Trump spoke live from the event, showing his enthusiasm and support for US based companies to sell our products competitively worldwide.