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Lake County International Inc., a distributor of Gehl Compact Equipment products, including skid, track and articulated loaders, sold the first Gehl 650 Articulated Loader to Helena Chemical in Madison, SD.

'We are excited to own the first Gehl 650 Articulated Loader,' says Kasey Gehrels, Midwestern operations manager of Helena Chemical. 'This machine has been a great aid in our daily operations, with the maneuverability and versatility we require. We look forward to the benefits it will bring us in the years to come.'

Founded in 1957, Helena Chemical Company has grown to be one of the nation's foremost agricultural and specialty formulators and distributors in the United States. Products and services offered include crop protection products, fertilizer and fertilizer application services, specialized nutrients, seed and seed treatments, financial services, and precision ag services and software.

'We at Lake County International are so pleased that Kasey and his entire team at Helena Chemical have put their trust in the Gehl line of Articulated Loaders and that they see the benefits that only we can offer,' says Jeff Bloom, manager of Lake County International. 'We also look forward to a long relationship with Gehl and Helena Chemical.'

Gehl is a manufacturer of compact equipment used worldwide in construction and agricultural markets. Founded in 1859, the Company is headquartered in West Bend, with manufacturing facilities in Madison and Yankton, SD. Gehl Company information is available at (www.gehl.com) or contact: Gehl, One Gehl Way, West Bend, WI 53095 (telephone: 262-334-9461).

MANITOU Group, world-leader in all-terrain material handling, designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and the industries. The group product ranges encompass: telehandlers, all-terrain, semiindustrial and industrial masted forklifts, skid steers, track loaders, articulated loaders, access platforms, truck-mounted forklifts, warehousing equipment and attachments. Through its core brands, Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang, together with its international network of 1,400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions delivering highest value for its customers. Headquartered in France, the group registered in 2015 a revenue of 1.29 billion in 140 countries, and employs 3,200 people all committed to satisfying customers.

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