Shafer Equipment Company Prevails in Charity Auction for Excavator – Link-Belt Excavators

Shafer Equipment Company Prevails in Charity Auction for Excavator

Shafer Equipment Company Prevails in Charity Auction for Excavator

Jay Shafer of Shafer Equipment Company, Sparks, NV placed the winning bid of $145,000 to claim a Link‐Belt 145 X4 Spin Ace hydraulic excavator. The auction was held March 12, 2020, during the CONEXPO‐CON/AGG construction equipment show in Las Vegas, NV. LBX Company LLC of Lexington, Kentucky sponsored the event.

100% of the auction proceeds will be presented to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and CHI Saint Joseph Health.

Fondly named Pink-Belt, the entire machine is painted pink to show support for breast cancer awareness. The 15.2‐metric ton hydraulic excavator has been on display at various charity events and fundraisers all over the United States during the past year and a half, including thirteen Link-Belt Excavators dealerships. The second dealer to host Pink-Belt was Shafer Equipment on June 14, 2019.

“All of us at Shafer Equipment Company are proud to be a part of the Pink-Belt drive for breast cancer awareness,” said Jay Shafer, President, Shafer Equipment Company. “My family personally and every family I know has had this tragedy strike their family. Early detection is the key, and I hope our part helps women get the screening they need.”

“We, at LBX have been proud and honored to contribute a little bit to support the fight against breast cancer, “ said Eric Sauvage, President and CEO, LBX Company. “I would like to congratulate and thank Jay, his family and his organization for their winning bid of our Pink-Belt. This represents another milestone to our journey to bring awareness for early detection of breast cancer and increase the survival rate in our community and in our country.”

LBX would also like to thank ESCO Corporation, Keen Transport and Grizzly Supplies for their help and support with Pink-Belt.

About LBX Company

For more information, contact: Paul Wagner, Marketing Content Manager at

LBX Company LLC offers a full line of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators—including standard, long front & minimum swing configurations—from 8 to 80 metric tons, along with scrap and material handlers, forestry machines and work tools. Link-Belt machines and work tools are available through an extensive network of dealers in North and Latin America. LBX’s subsidiary company, LBX do Brasil, distributes these products in Latin America. LBX Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Construction Machinery, a worldwide leader in construction equipment innovation and quality manufacturing based in Chiba, Japan.

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has provided more than $3 billion funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. For more information, visit or call 1-877-GOKOMEN.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

CHI Saint Joseph Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people.

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