Cloverdale celebrates 50th Anniversary:
Cloverdale Equipment is celebrating it's 50 year anniversary in 2013. Founded in June 1963 by Ben C. Maibach Jr, Cloverdale has been privately held, employee owned, and family controlled for three generations. Today, Cloverdale is run by Ben's grandson, Todd Moilanen, and a team of experienced, dedicated professionals.
April 2012: Former President of Cloverdale passes away
Thomas A. Moilanen, Cloverdale's Vice-President/General Manager from 1971 to 1978, President from 1978 until 2001 and a former co-owner, died on April 13, 2012 at age 67 after a long battle with renal cell carcinoma. Tom ran Cloverdale for thirty years, through some very challenging times and was instrumental in establishing our company. He transitioned Cloverdale from a one location, purely rental firm to a multi-location rental and distribution company through hard work and sheer determination. A man of strong conviction, he was not always easy to work with or for, but he always gave 110%, did the best he could with what he had to work with, and meant well.
January 2012: Field promoted to shop foreman; second shift reinstated
In an effort to better serve our rental and service customers, we have made two important changes at our Oak Park branch. Dennis Field, a Cloverdale employee since 1998 and formerly a field technician, is promoted to shop foreman for the crane/boom truck and telehandler/forklift divisions. Congratulations, Dennis! Chris Walter is now shop foreman for the aerial work platform and portable air compressor divisions. In addition, we have reinstated a second shift in our service department. These changes will allow us to complete service work on our rental fleet and customer owned equipment on an even more timely basis.
September 2011: Cloverdale's Founder and Chairman passes away
Benjamin C. Maibach, Jr., Cloverdale's Founder and Chairman, humanitarian and community leader who served on over 20 business, professional association and community service boards of directors died on September 24, 2011, at age 91. Ben Jr. was a prominent fixture in the Detroit business community.
July 2011: Cloverdale adds JLG Model 1500SJ Ultra boom lift to rental fleet
With a maximum working height of 156', the 1500SJ is the largest self-propelled telescopic straight boom lift available. With an overall width of 8' 2" and operating weight of 47,920 lbs, it that can be transported without an oversized load permit. The 1500SJ features a telescoping jib for greater work envelope flexibility and additional outreach at elevation. Constructed of high strength 100,000 psi steel. Dual 1,000/500 lb capacity. Equipped with SkyPower (on-board 7500 watt generator). Available for rental or purchase.
June 2011: Cloverdale adds National Model NBT45 45 ton boom truck to rental fleet
Equipped with a four-section 127' full power boom and 55' two-section jib, it is the largest boom truck that can be transported without permits in the State of Michigan. The NBT45 features a fully enclosed swing cab and outriggers that can be positioned at 0%, 50% and 100%. Load moment indicator (LMI) and anti-two-block system. Mounted on an International 7600 tandem axle chassis with steerable pusher and tag axles, it is powered by a Navistar 15.0L 475 hp diesel with a ten speed manual transmission. Well equipped with lots of chrome. Available for rental or purchase. Contact us for more details!
April 2011: Wells retires, Walter promoted to shop foreman
After serving as shop foreman at our Oak Park branch since 2004, Bill Wells retires. An industry veteran and consumate professional, Bill will be missed. Chris Walter, a Cloverdale employee since 1993 and formerly a field technician, is promoted to shop foreman. Best of luck, Bill and Chris!
December 2010: Noffke retires; Unger joins Cloverdale Equipment of West Michigan
After representing our company as an outside sales rep for twelve years, Jim Noffke retires. Mark Unger is hired, and now has outside sales responsibility for promoting rentals, sales, parts and service for our complete line of products out of our Muskegon branch. Mark is well established in the equipment rental business, as he has fourteen years of industry experience in the west Michigan market. Congratulations to both Jim and Mark!
October 2010: Jayne Faur joins Cloverdale Equipment as Rental Coordinator
To better serve our rental customers and help manage our expanding rental fleet, we are pleased to announce that experienced rental coordinator, Jayne Faur, has joined Cloverdale Equipment at our Oak Park branch. Welcome, Jayne!
June 2008: Tom Burke joins Cloverdale Equipment as VP Rental Division
A fixture in the rental business in metro-Detroit for decades, Tom Burke is hired to lead Cloverdale's rental division. Tom has spent his entire career in the equipment rental business in the Michigan market, and has extensive contacts. Wecome aboard, Tom!
January 2008: Wozniak and Crandell added to Cloverdale's sales team
Steve Wozniak is hired to the newly created position of Product Support Sales Representative out of our Oak Park branch. Steve has outside sales responsibility for our parts and service departments, as well as providing operator training for telehandlers and aerial work platforms. Steve has nearly twenty years of industry experience in the metro-Detroit market. Gary Crandell also joins the Cloverdale team, and has outside sales responsibility for promoting rentals, sales and service for our complete line of products out of our Oak Park branch. Gary is well established in the equipment rental business, as he has nearly twenty years of experience in the metro-Detroit market. Welcome, Steve and Gary!
April 2007: Magon joins Cloverdale Equipment
Jason Magon is hired, and now has outside sales responsibility for promoting rentals, sales, parts and service for our complete line of products out of our Oak Park branch. Jason has extensive experience in the equipment rental business in our market. Congratulations, Jason!