JCB North America expands in Texas

Left to right: Alice Bamford, Chris Meinecke, dealer principle for South Star JCB and his wife and Kristi Meinecke Left to right: Alice Bamford, daughter of JCB founder Lord Bamford, Chris Meinecke, dealer principle for South Star JCB and his wife and Kristi Meinecke. (PHOTO: JCB)

JCB North America has expanded its operations in Texas, with the establishment of a new locally owned and operated dealership facility.

South Star JCB Lewisville is a purpose-built facility designed to handle all of JCB’s construction equipment ranges, from excavators, backhoes, skid steers and wheel loaders to generators and aerial equipment.

The 14,000 sq ft (1,300 sq m), “state-of-art” facility was opened by construction equipment dealer South Star JCB, which recently hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

The event was attended by Alice Bamford - the daughter of JCB founder Lord Bamford - and Texas House of Representatives Member, Kronda Thimesch.

Christian Baillie, Vice President of Construction Equipment Dealer Sales at JCB, said, “We are witnessing real breakthroughs being made in the US. South Star is a great start, and it’s just the beginning as JCB continues to grow in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

South Star JCB Lewisville comprises a customer uptime centre, eight workshop bays, including two for larger, heavy line bays, and is supported by a 10-ton shop crane, JCB special tooling. 

It is the dealer’s third branch in the state of Texas, and will operate alongside its other locations in Dallas and Forth Worth.

Chris Meinecke, dealer principle for South Star JCB, said, “Since opening our first location in 2019, we’ve seen a significant growth in demand for JCB products and service in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“With the addition of our new Lewisville location, we are able to service even more current JCB customers in the DFW area, and with our new demonstration area, show potential customers firsthand the difference JCB’s purpose-built machines make on a jobsite.”

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