23rd Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner-Auction April 22, 2017

  • 03/05/2017 6:54 AM
    Message # 4648789

    23rd Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner-Auction  April 22, 2017

    Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace
    100 College Way
    Cadiz, Ohio 

    Speaker: James H Grant, Book author. James retired from Gradall Idustries in 2005. Was a former director, product support at Gradall Industries. Currently is a business consultant & author at JHG Partners, LLC. His books include The Gradall a story of American ingenuity, Load Handler-Gradall Loed Material Handlers, and most recently Warner & Swasey Construction Equipment.

    Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 6:00pm. Followed by Speaker & Auction. Tickets include buffet style dinner, drinks, and more.  Tickets $18.00

    For reservation, information, or donate items for auction contact 740-391-4135 or 740-942-3895. E-mail info@hcrhp.org Mail reservations to HCRHP, PO Box 403, Cadiz, OH 43907. Make checks payable to HCRHP.  

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    Last modified: 04/12/2017 8:03 AM | Bryan Coulson
  • 04/06/2017 1:59 AM
    Reply # 4718705 on 4648789

    A Profile of Jim H. Grant, Sr.

    Jim Grant grew up in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, the home of MACK Truck where he saw the broad expanse of that company with the production of its trucks. During his youth he saw many E, A, and B Model trucks being tested on area highways. During his service in the Peace Corps in Iran during the mid-1960, he saw many MACK’s hauling freight across arid desert country highways. In the Peace Corps, Jim worked taught and worked on farm equipment repair and steel fabrication. His training certification with the Cummins NH Series Diesel Engine was utilized in diesel engine repair. While growing up on a farm gave Jim broad opportunities to learn how to use agriculture equipment.

    During Jim’s college years at Kent State University in the late-1960’s, he worked on three internship type assignments with Roadway Express in Akron at their Archwood terminal. His three assignments where; freight handling, claims administration and fleet management. Jim found that fleet management was the most challenging and enjoyable. The Akron fleet had several hundred tractors and it was role of the fleet management team to keep the fleet of trucks and trailers in top running condition, safe operation, and at a manageable cost of operation.

    After graduating from Kent State in 1969, Jim joined the Warner & Swasey Co. in Cleveland as a special apprentice being trained for a machine tools sales position. From that program Jim was assigned to management positions in manufacturing and personnel. He came to the Gradall Division in 1976 to work in personnel. In 1979, Jim left Gradall and moved to Springfield, Illinois to work for the Fiat-Allis tractor and scrapper plant. He was there for well over a year and was later asked by Warner & Swasey Co. to return to the Gradall Division to head-up the personnel function.

    During the crushing economic recession period of 1982 – 1983, Jim took on the assignment of manager of parts sales and technical publications for the Gradall Division. Under Jim’s management and with the work of his staff they doubled the revenue of the Gradall Excavator parts and attachment business. And they developed the parts and attachment business for the new Gradall Material Handler product line. Through the work of Jim and his staff they introduced business and access systems for their customers. These systems included; on-line parts ordering, on-line parts manuals and on-line warranty. As a professional in product support, Jim was an active member of the parts and service council of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he served both as the chairman and as a member of the executive committee. During the last five years of Jim’s association with Gradall he was the director of product support for Gradall Industries. Jim retired in 2005. During his retirement he was done product support consulting work, substitute teaching and authored four books about the history of the Gradall Company and Warner & Swasey Company.

    Since his retirement from Gradall Industries, Inc. Jim Grant has authored and self- published three books; The Gradall A Story of American Ingenuity, published in 2010, LOAD HANDLER – The Gradall LOED Materials Handler, published in 2012, and Warner & Swasey Construction Equipment, published in 2016. During his thirty-five years with the Warner & Swasey Company and Gradall Industries, Jim held executive positions responsible for human resources and product support. As a professional in product support, Jim was an active member of the parts and service council of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he served both as the chairman and as a member of the executive committee.

    Following his service with the Peace Corps in Iran in 1966, he graduated from Kent State University in 1969 with a degree in management. Jim attended the MBA program of the Nance College of Business, Cleveland State University.

     

  • 04/21/2017 1:30 AM
    Reply # 4767004 on 4648789

     

    23rd Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner-Auction  April 22, 2017


    Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace
    100 College Way
    Cadiz, Ohio 


    Speaker: James H Grant, Book author. 

    Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 6:00pm. Followed by Speaker & Auction. Tickets include buffet style dinner, drinks, and more.  Tickets $18.00


    Make your reservations by phone!!! If you have items your donating for the auction please let us know.

    Call 740-391-4135 or 740-942-3895

    There will be limited number of tickets at the door. To ensure there is enough food we encourage you make reservations by phone ahead of time and we can update the caterer on numbers.

    Visit facebook.com/hcrhp for photos and videos of some of the auction items.


    Some of the many auction items

    Brochures:

    Gradall Specification Guide, Form No. 10401
    Gradall G3WD Specifications and Operating Ranges, Form No. E-18605
    Gradall Track Star Specifications and Operating Ranges, Form No. 19024
    No Matter Where or What You Dig GRADALL Will Do The Job!, Form 5607-5-56


    ceramic dark blue hot beverage mug
    Gradall multi-purpose pocket knife/tool
    Vintage Gradall watch-fob
    “Gradall Industries” electric wrist watch
    The Gradall A Story of American Ingenuity signed book


    This year, a print from local artist Dave Barnhouse is up for sale. Other items up for grabs include ballasts from “The Silver Spade” shovel, donations from local wineries, Hanna Coal Magazines, coal company stickers, photos of area shovels, surface & undergound, mining operations, Joy Global stickers, models, Marion Steam Shovel t-shirt, Marion logo sun catcher, Huber Machinery Museum video & deck of collectable playing cards, photo of Age of Steam 1293 steam locomotive taken from the private bridge at Smiley's cut just south of Beach City, Ohio back on October 24, 2016, and more.

     

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