Ensure your workers’ safety with proper aerial safety training

Utilizing scissor lifts and boom lifts may be vital to your organization’s success, but safety while using aerial equipment should be in the foremost of any operator or employer’s mind. “Aerial platforms are very dangerous and very unforgiving. You can get hurt on them or hurt somebody else if you don’t know what you’re doing,” said Jim Bivens, a certified aerial work platform trainer at Stowers Rents. The best way to ensure that workers know what they’re doing when they get on an aerial platform is to provide them with adequate safety training. Safety training should be exhaustive, including information about falls, hazards, unsafe conditions, correct operation of lifts and more. The [read more…]

Demo Day draws hundreds

Over 300 customers gathered at Stowers Machinery’s East Knoxville location on Sept. 26, 2014, for Total Solutions Demo Day, sponsored by Stowers Machinery and SITECH Mid-South. Those who attended were able to participate in equipment demonstrations and learn more about compact equipment solutions, machine control and guidance technology, and the full range of products and services offered by Stowers and SITECH. Congratulations to Bobby Adkins from B&A Construction Company in Caryville, who won the grand prize; we’re planning his company’s trip to a Caterpillar factory now. Here are the names of the winners of other Demo Day door prizes (each winner received a D6T die-cast model): Dave Rechter from Rogers Group Randy Lovelace from DRL Excavating Keith Burleson from Hampton Construction and Development [read more…]

Wes Stowers featured In Tennessee Road Builder Magazine

As the 2014 president of the Tennessee Road Builders Association (TRBA), Wes Stowers was featured on the cover and in the pages of the March/April 2014 issue of Tennessee Road Builder magazine. In a feature article about Wes Stowers and the history of Stowers Machinery Corporation, Wes addressed the importance of Tennessee’s road building industry and the challenges facing the industry at both the state and national levels. “Our society has to grow crops and materials; mine minerals and aggregate; manufacture machines and other products; construct roads, buildings, and infrastructure; and transport people and goods,” Wes Stowers said in his address. “The [read more…]