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Maruyama U.S., Inc Conducts Successful New Distributor Training Program

With additions to the company’s family of distributor partners, Maruyama U.S., Inc is organizing training programs designed to successfully introduce the company’s people, products, and programs.

Recently, Chris Martin, Regional Sales Manager and Jay Larsen, Maruyama Technical Sales Support Manager for Maruyama conducted a two-day training meeting for employees at Smiths South-Central Sales Company in Springhill, Louisiana. In attendance for SSC was each of the six territory sales managers representing Maruyama in the states Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, the technical services manager, and principals Billy and Robert Smith.

Although ultimately successful, the SSC meeting began inauspiciously. The early morning hours of the first meeting day brought thunderstorms and heavy rains to Northwest Louisiana inundating Springhill with almost eight inches of rain in less than two hours. The relentless rain flooded the SSC office and warehouse. According to Robert Smith, Vice President of Smiths South-Central Sales, “I’m extremely proud of our employees. Everyone braved the storm to help to move the water through and out of our facility as well as secure all computers and inventory from harm. With all hands on deck we managed to escape with no product or property damage once the storm finally subsided and moved out of the area. A special vote of thanks to Chris and Jay from Maruyama; both were instrumental in the clean-up effort and they still pulled-off a terrific meeting when we reconvened in the afternoon. With a detailed product orientation, hands-on demonstrations, and the presentation of marketing programs the SSC sales team is now well-versed in the full line of Maruyama products and programs and anxious to get in the field to call-on customers. Our meeting simply confirms my stance about Maruyama: Quality products, quality programs, and quality people.”

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Photo Caption: Front row L to R: Michael Whittington, Service Manager; Billy Penick, Territory Manager; Keith Seward, Territory Manager; Al Bettis, Territory Manager; Jay Larsen, Maruyama; Robert Smith, Vice President. Back row L to R: Danny Rachow, Territory Manager; Jerry Freeman, Territory Manager; Marty Kelly, Territory Manager; Chris Martin, Maruyama; Billy Smith, President.

Maruyama U.S. Inc is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional outdoor power equipment, sprayers and agricultural equipment. Maruyama products are specifically designed for commercial applications and demanding conditions. Visit the Web site at

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