D&G Equipment Celebrates Grand Opening in Williamston
Gus and Jolene Gustafson, co-owners of D&G Equipment, cut the ribbon on May 10th, 2012.
When the Accubite Dental Supply building in Williamston closed in 2006, it was part of a continuing downward trend for Michigan businesses. The owners of D&G Equipment, Inc. see this month’s grand opening of the repurposed building into an Outdoor Power Equipment Superstore as a sign that the trend is reversing.
The Williamston outdoor power equipment dealership moved in January from its previous location onE. Grand Riverto the 52,500 square foot building at2 Industrial Park Dr. The building sits just off Williamston Road, a mile from I-96.
Thursday marked the grand opening of the business, and many were on hand to help Gus and Jolene Gustafson, co-owners of D&G Equipment, celebrate the occasion.
One of the attendees, Benjamin Eichler - Chamber President and Financial Advisor at Edward Jones - explained why the new D&G Equipment facility is so important to the local community.
"D&G Equipment is a pillar of our community. We are very happy to have them in town, and it's a very excellent example of what we can do with this industrial park. We're looking forward to further expansion from them and from other businesses. We could not be happier to have them here."
As a part of the grand opening celebration, D&G Equipment's seven mid-Michigan locations will be offering special savings and drawings for customers.
Gus and Jolene are also looking to give back to the community: for every test drive taken during the month of May, D&G Equipment will donate $5 to the local food banks.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, local business representatives helped present several thousand dollars to the Williamston Food Bank.
For D&G Equipment, there are still many plans for renovating and adding to the new space - Gus Gustafson tells us they soon plan to rebuild the parking lot and create a leveled yard for demos to take place.
Check out some of our photos of the new facility and celebration at the grand opening:
Chamber President Benjamin Eichler and Jolene Gustafson