Winner of Siemens Orange County Chopper 10th Anniversary Bike Named from 2010 IMTS
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Siemens Industry, Inc.
390 Kent Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007
Press release date: November 23, 2010
CHICAGO, November 23, 2010 - During this year's IMTS, Siemens raffled off a 10th anniversary motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers (OCC), the custom build shop owned by Paul Teutel and popularized on national TV. Over 3000 people registered for the raffle during the six-day event, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, this past September. Recently, the winner received the bike from OCC.
The winner was Bob Pool, machining supervisor at Riverview Manufacturing Inc., located in Palmyra, Missouri and a division of Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Company, across the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. Doyle is a major manufacturer of dry bulk handling machinery and Riverview fabricates large-capacity fertilizer spreaders and other equipment for its parent company.
As Bob tells his story, "I'd gone to IMTS with a colleague from Riverview and we noticed the crowd at the Siemens booth. We were waiting in a very long line to get our picture taken with Paul Teutel from Orange County Choppers and the nice young lady who was registering us asked if we wanted to sign up to win the motorcycle. I'd ridden bikes all my life but never owned one. I figured I'd take the chance, but didn't think about it much, after signing up. The photographer said the photos would be up at the website a couple days later and, when I checked, I couldn't find them, so I called Siemens. The next morning, I came into the shop and saw a message from Siemens. I called and asked about the photos and got steered to the right spot on the website, but the person said he was really calling for another reason. To my surprise, he said I'd won the bike!"
After signing the necessary forms and briefly considering a trip to OCC to ride it home, Bob decided to take receipt of the bike by delivery. It arrived and he immediately took for a ride...several, actually, he says. "I knew the weather was about to change here in the Midwest, so I got in all the rides I could. Now that it's turning cold, it'll go into a nice, warm place."
Riverview is a 25-person shop with full CNC machining, welding and assembly capabilities, all used to produce the 6- and 8-ton spreaders and other Doyle brand equipment built here.
Bob says he looks forward to taking very good care of his new bike and using it for many years to come. "I'm really enjoying it and am sure glad I stopped by the Siemens booth at IMTS!"
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