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Papé Acquires Bobcat Dealerships in Nevada and Oregon

Thursday, January 8, 2009

EUGENE, OR — The Papé Group, has acquired certain assets of three Bobcat dealerships, which it will add to its Bobcat West locations. The acquisition includes dealerships in Reno, Nev., Portland, Ore. and Hubbard, Ore. The purchases, which closed December 31, 2008, will expand the sales and service network for both Bobcat West and the other equipment dealerships of The Papé Group.

The Reno Bobcat West facility has been relocated within the Papé Material Handling location at 25 Vista Blvd. in Reno. The Oregon facilities are located at 14912 NE Airport Way in Portland, and 3884 Pacific Hwy. in Hubbard.

“These acquisitions will ensure that even more Bobcat customers in Oregon and Nevada will be able to experience Papé’s outstanding sales, service and support,” says Chris Wetle, president of Bobcat West. “We look forward to serving their needs and earning their business.”

About Bobcat West
Bobcat West provides sales, parts, service and support for Bobcat’s line of skid-steer loaders, track loaders, mini track loaders, all-wheel steer loaders, compact excavators, and attachments. Bobcat makes compact construction equipment with more than 200 attachments for heavy-duty tasks such as excavating, landscaping, demolition, earth moving and loading. The company operates stores in California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington. Bobcat West is part of The Papé Group Inc.

About The Papé Group Inc.
Headquartered in Eugene, Ore., The Papé Group Inc. is a holding company for capital equipment dealerships throughout the West. The businesses of The Papé Group sell and service the premier brands of capital equipment used in construction projects, forestry, trucking, warehousing/materials handling and private aviation. The Papé Group businesses are Papé Material Handling Inc., Bobcat West, Ditch Witch Northwest, Engineered Products, Flightcraft Inc., Papé Rents, Papé Kenworth and Papé Machinery Inc. The operations serve seven western states – from Alaska to California. The cornerstone of all Papé Group operations since the first dealership was founded in 1938 has been their commitment to providing high quality products backed by consistent, high quality customer service wherever and whenever needed. For more information about The Papé Group Inc., visit www.pape.com.

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