The new Wespro JCB facility is located at 1501 Atlanta Industrial Way, Atlanta, Ga.
Wesley Scott opened Wespro JCB earlier this year and just recently opened up a new full-service facility in west Atlanta just off I-285 and Veterans Memorial Parkway.
The 10, 000-sq. -ft. facility sits on a 3-acre parcel of land with plenty of space for machine and attachment stocking.
“We chose this area because we wanted to have a solid footprint on the west side of Altlanta ga, ” Scott said. “Plans are already in the works to open a location around the east side associated with Atlanta and then after that, looking toward an area within the south side. We actually simply signed a contract on the 22, 000-square-foot facility off I-85 in Norcross [Georgia] that will give us the east side coverage. ”
After opening earlier this year, the business already is in the black. Scott said that he was a bit skeptical on this endeavor, but after spending extensive time with various top executives of JCB North America and seeing the passion and the “hands on approach” for distributors, he decided to move forward … plus he’s truly glad he did.
The company is JCB only and will be looking in the future to add an attachment line or two, but for the most part, will be pressing the JCB line of attachments with their machine sales. This is the full-service JCB dealership, including sales, parts, in shop service, field service and used device availability.
Scott started the particular business along with 11 employees. Two key staffers that came on board were Craig Jacobs, who came from another dealership to help get the business started, and Cathy Biddy, who performs all administration plus accounts receivables/accounts payable functions and, according to Scott, “Is wearing many hats to keep this running smoothly. When you open up a dealership, you need to possess a group of people that are willing to take a chance with you and see the vision. ”
Scott had been within the equipment business with regard to more than 26 years before having this chance to open his own distributorship. His career was primarily within material handling products versus construction gear. He virtually grew up in the industry — his grandfather owned the trucking and grading business, and his dad always ran backhoes.
Wesley great brother, Jerry Scott, owned a forklift company and ended up selling to Toyota. Wesley said that will working for Lee Smith, the particular president of Toyota Forklifts of Atl, one of the largest Toyota Forklift dealers in the country, was a good eye opener.
“I thought I knew something before working regarding him. He taught me how to run a car dealership and has been the one who gave me personally the skills plus confidence in order to run this business.
“We’re a highly dedicated group of people serving customers to our absolute best along with a personalized ‘hands on’ approach. With some of the big dealerships, a person buys one, 2 or even five machines, they might not even get the Christmas card, with us, you buy a couple machines and you’re coming to Christmas dinner. ”
Scott said, “We’re looking to partner with people in the business. These are machines. It doesn’t matter what color — or exactly what brand — they go forward, backwards, upward, down plus they leak. It almost all comes down to who is going to take care of a person — who’s going in order to be there for you just about all the way through the process. We want to take our clients out associated with the products business so they can do their job of construction.
“It looks like a brand new day for JCB. Even George Bamford himself came to my dealership when I opened. One associated with his key questions was ‘what can we do for you’ and he really meant it. The entire executive team understands that for this brand to grow and be a success, these people have to be accessible and a part of our own business. They’re 100 percent prepared to perform that. ”
For more information, visit www.wesprojcb.com. CEG