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Falkirk Mining Co. won a John Deere XUV 825i Gator Camo Utility Vehicle
Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc. announced the winner of the Gator Giveaway Sweepstakes. The grand prize of the sweepstakes is a John Deere XUV 825i Gator Camo Utility Vehicle with an estimated retail value of $13,500. The winner was the Falkirk Mining Co. located in Underwood, N.D. Jeremy Eckroth, an environmental specialist at the Falkirk Mining Co., submitted the winning entry.
The official drawing took place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Thompson Pump corporate headquarters in Port Orange, Fla. The company’s attorney, Susanne McCabe of Bonus McCabe Law Firm, drew the name at random out of a bucket of entries while Thompson Pump and Flint Power Systems employees looked on. Eckroth submitted his entry at the MINExpo trade show in Las Vegas in September 2012, where the promotion was first launched. The public had the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes by visiting Thompson Pump’s booth at various trade shows throughout the country until Sept. 1, 2013.
“This promotion was a great way for us to show our appreciation to the hard working people in the markets we serve,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump president.
Flint Power Systems, an authorized distributor of John Deere engines located in Albany, Georgia and serving the Southeast — including North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, eastern Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and the Caribbean —provided the prize. Brian Schneider, vice president and general manager at Flint Power Systems, and Josh Learn, territory manager of North and Central Florida, were in attendance for the drawing of the winner.
North American Coal Corp. operates the Falkirk Mine. The mine delivers approximately 7 million tons of coal per year to Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station.