Danny Buurman, All-round Mechanic in the Assembly PRO vehicles of Nooteboom Trailers, works in his spare time as a volunteer at the technical service of the War Museum No Man’s Land in Gendt(NL).
Danny asked whether Nooteboom would like to help with the restoration of the historic Half-Track. A Half-Track, also known as a half-track vehicle, is an army vehicle that is equipped with caterpillar tracks at the rear and wheels at the front. After consultation with his manager and COO Raymond Belderink, Nooteboom has decided to support this project and to take care of the blasting, hot zinc spray and painting.
The Half-Track, which was used by the American army from 1938, is an important historical vehicle that was used during D-day on the route to the Netherlands, among other things. It drove in the region from 1944 to 1945 and stood in Belgium after the Netherlands and was finally shipped to Chile where it was used until 2008. The museum has brought the vehicle back to the Netherlands and it therefore has an important historical value.
Raymond Belderink, COO Nooteboom Trailers: “As a sponsor you contribute to the preservation of cultural history for the next generation and thus support the museum in their core values. We find that important at Nooteboom and we are also more socially involved in the nearby area.”