The facility also includes a warehouse and workshop facilities.
Cobane says: “I’m looking forward to setting up and expanding the business into Indiana, meet new customers while continuing to support existing customers in the region. Key to this effort is recruiting a team as passionate and loyal as what I have experienced at my time working at the Powerscreen Crushing and Screening Louisville location, as it is what sets us apart in the industry.”
Cobane, originally from Northern Ireland, gained qualifications in car mechanics and welding before moving to Kentucky.
“When working in Kentucky I also attended Eastern Kentucky University to study business, while also applying for my green card to make the US my new home,” he adds.
In 2017, Cobane had a chance encounter with former Powerscreen owner Michael Hughes while attending Ireland’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. He was then introduced to Powerscreen president Alan Coalter.
“Connor’s charm and friendly nature struck a chord with Michael and myself and we recognised his potential. We offered Connor a position servicing crushing and screening equipment in our workshop under the direction of fellow Carrickmore man Aaron Fox and this pairing, along with Connor’s transferrable mechanical skills and hard work provided him with the foundation to progress into sales of our EvoQuip range of compact crushing and screening equipment.
Since then, we haven’t looked back. Connor is very customer-centric, and he quickly attracted new customers for our EvoQuip equipment, ever willing to go the extra mile for our customers. This resulted in much repeated business as well positive recommendations in the industry, growing our customer base further. As a testament to that hard work, it was logical decision to appoint Connor to head up our new facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’ve no doubt that he will be instrumental to its future success.”