Wacker Neuson and its dealer AGF Machinery LLC, Dothan, Ala., raised more than $111,000 for the local veteran’s charity, the Fisher House Wisconsin. During its annual dealer summit in Milwaukee in October, Wacker Neuson auctioned off a special stars-and-striped wrapped compact track loader. More than 70 dealerships participated in the live auction and the ST31 track loader was won by AGF.

Wacker Neuson recently introduced a new line of skid-steer loaders designed and built at its Menomonee Falls, Wis., production plant.

“We are proud to be building these quality machines right here in the Milwaukee area, and find it very fitting to support the Fisher House that provides quality support to veterans who have proudly served our country,” said Johannes Schulze Vohren, North American regional president, Wacker Neuson.

Fisher House provides a home away from home in the form of shelter and support for military and veterans’ families during a medical crisis and hospitalization at the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The ST31, wrapped in the American flag, was used throughout the summer in Wisconsin to celebrate the machine’s local roots. It was on display at various industry shows and participated in the Menomonee Falls 4th of July parade, accompanied by many local employees responsible for its design and manufacturing.

AGF Machinery owner Jeff Washington said AGF would continue to use the machine to support veterans. “For the first few months, the loader will be displayed at our store locations,” he said. “We will eventually make it available to rent, at which time, a portion of the rental fee will go to support our veteran services here in the Wiregrass region.”