Long-time Western Star customer celebrates 50 years in business

PORTLAND, Ore. — Long-time Western Star customer Owen Davis celebrated 50 years in business in style as he and his family visited the Western Star manufacturing plant in Portland, Ore. to take delivery of his newest Western Star, a 2007 model 4900 FA with Caterpillar C15 engine.

Davis’ dealer, Lockhart Truck Centre, organized the trip, which included a plant tour and a short ceremony, attended by Western Star executives and plant employees.

Davis is the owner of Owen Davis Trucking and Owen Davis & Sons Contracting, both based out of Lower Sackville, N.S. His businesses haul heavy equipment for several companies, including Trenway and Equipment Express, while the contracting business produces and sells compost and specialized soil blends. He is assisted by his daughter, Sue Anne, who works in the offices and his son, Tan, who drives trucks both for Davis and his own trucking business.

“I have always been very hands-on in my businesses, and am proud that we are family owned and operated,” said Davis. “Although we haven’t always been the cheapest, I make sure that we’re the best by going the extra mile for our customers. That means being available to my customers 24/7 and consistently beating deadlines.”

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