Here are updates about construction-industry dealerships across the U.S.
Milwaukee Tool Starts Construction of New Facility
Milwaukee Tool has announced construction on its newest facility in Mississippi. Located in Grenada County, Mississippi, Milwaukee's latest expansion will accommodate the company’s growing power tool accessories and power tool business and will also serve as a centralized repair facility. The new location will create more than 800 new jobs and is planned to open in mid-2023.
“We’re thrilled to, once again, expand our footprint in the state of Mississippi, where we’ve been able to recruit some of the best talent in the country,” said Steve Richman, Milwaukee Tool Group president. “Our success is the result of our talented people and the culture we’ve created; it is unparalleled in the industry. We are committed to investing in new talent, and the right opportunities to continue meeting the needs of our distributor and user partners with the speed and agility that defines who we are as a company.”
Milwaukee is investing more than $60 million into advanced technology and manufacturing equipment at their new 563,000-square-foot Grenada location. The facility will house critical accessory manufacturing capabilities and will join the company’s other service hub in Greenwood, Ind., as one of Milwaukee Tool’s main axis points for service operations.
Milwaukee Tool, which employs more than 10,000 people in the U.S., has continually expanded their footprint domestically and globally as their company experiences incredible double-digit growth. In Mississippi, the company has invested more than $209 million in domestic expansion projects over the last five years and employs 4,400 people.
Hyundai Construction Names Dealer for WV
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced a dealership agreement with Shafer Equipment, Charleston, W.Va., under which Shafer Equipment will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators in West Virginia.
Jim Shafer, owner of Shafer Equipment, said the agreement to represent Hyundai will help the dealership meet the growing demand for earth-moving equipment in key customer segments including pipeline construction, aggregates and general construction.
“We’re very impressed with Hyundai’s excavators and wheel loaders,” said Shafer, who established the family-owned dealership in 2011. “They offer a combination of power, durability and technology that our customers will appreciate.”
“Hyundai welcomes Shafer Equipment to our growing family of North American dealerships,” said Bill Klein, Northeast sales manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “With its primary focus on serving the pipeline construction market, Shafer can offer its customers a variety of great equipment solutions from Hyundai.”
Shafer Equipment is a full-service heavy equipment dealership, offering sales, rentals, parts, attachments and service.
Terex Opens New Georgia Service Center
Terex Utilities has opened a new Terex Service Center in Georgia. The brand-new location in Atlanta was built-to-suit, offering full-service repair facilities, as well as inspections, preventative maintenance, transfers and rebuilds, and more.
“Atlanta continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the southeast U.S., and our new service center is strategically located to provide our local customers convenient access to parts, service, and field technicians when and where they need them,” said Mike Charles, director, regional operations - East for Terex Utilities.
The Atlanta location is opening in May 2022 and adds additional support for our customers in the southeast U.S., along with existing locations in Birmingham, Ala., Whitehouse, Tenn. and Charlotte, N.C. The Atlanta service center is situated on five acres and is equipped with 14 drive-thru bays, a wash bay and two 10-ton OHD bridge cranes to support all utility and aerial equipment repair needs.
“Expanding our footprint of service centers in key markets enables Terex Utilities to strengthen our partnership with our customers by providing them parts and service, plus access to the latest technical training and technology, for Terex and Genie brands and other equipment,” said Charles. “Terex Services continues to evaluate other markets for 2022,” he added.
Bryan Kornhaus, branch manager, has been named to lead the sales and service teams at the Atlanta location. He comes to Terex from a full-line rental company, where he had operational and sales responsibility for multiple locations. He has 16 years of experience serving customers in and around the heavy equipment industry.
Mountainview Equipment Becomes Merlo Dealer
Mountainview Equipment Company with locations across Idaho and Washington, is adding Merlo telehandlers to its product line.
“In researching adding another line to Mountainview’s line up, we found Merlo telehandlers to be the most complementary to our current equipment line up.” Bill George, Sales Manager said. “We were looking for equipment that would make material handling for our customers easier and safer. Merlo’s Turbofarmer line of telehandlers pack a lot of power and nimbleness into every machine. Our customers will appreciate the versatility these machines will bring to their operations.”
Mountainview Equipment Company chose the TF38.10 with a lift height of 31 feet and max. operating capacity of 8,400 lbs., the TF 42.7 with a lift height of 24 ft., 7 in. and max. operating capacity of 9,250 lbs. They also added in the P27.6PLUS. The P27.6PLUS may be the smallest of the Merlo telehandlers and has a 19 ft., 4 in. lift, and 6,000 lb. max. capacity.
Along with expanding their Agriculture offerings, Mountainview has added the Merlo P40.17PLUS. A heavy-duty telehandler with independent front stabilizers.
“While they are an agriculture-oriented dealership, Mountainview brought in the P40.17PLUS to take advantage of the need for construction telehandlers in all their markets, such as the booming city of Boise, Idaho,” said Austin Bailey, AMS-Merlo sales manager. “With the P40.17PLUS being one of the most popular models from both a sales and rental aspect, this model made the most sense for them to begin their expansion into the construction market.”
Minnich Announces Top Dealers of 2021
Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, has announced its top dealers of 2021. Minnich has more than 90 dealers in North America.
Top Minnich dealers for 2021 include:
- Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa)
- Northern Region: Chas. E. Phipps (Cleveland, Ohio)
- Southern Region: Live Oak Construction Supply, Inc. (Norcross, Ga.)
- Western Region: White Cap Supply Holdings, LLC
“Our dealers share a lot of the same beliefs as Minnich,” said Todd Jurjevic, president/chief sales officer (CSO) for Minnich Manufacturing. “They continue to support their people, treat them well and train them on the products they are selling. This not only creates a fantastic place to work, but it also makes their team a great group to work with for the contractors.”
Minnich dealers are recognized with top dealer honors according to sales performance. Following are profiles of Minnich’s top dealers for 2021:
Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa)
Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. achieved two top dealer awards — one for overall dealer performance and another for Minnich’s 10-state Midwest region — for the seventh year in a row.
The family-owned company is a one-stop shop for contractor needs. Logan Contractors Supply offers materials, supplies, equipment and expertise for paving, patching, commercial, repair, decorative and general flatwork. It provides new and used equipment, rental, parts and service via locations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Northern Region Top Dealer: Chas. E. Phipps (Cleveland, Ohio)
Chas. E. Phipps achieved 2021 top dealer honors for Minnich’s 17-state northern region. Since 1921, the Chas. E. Phipps company has helped concrete contractors put work in place by supplying high-quality, innovative products and equipment, technical expertise, and trusted service with construction building materials and concrete rental equipment.
Southern Region Top Dealer: Live Oak Construction Supply, Inc. (Norcross, Ga.)
Live Oak Construction Supply earned top dealer honors for 2021 in Minnich’s 11-state southern region. The family-owned and operated company provides equipment, tools and materials to the concrete construction industry trades, from decorative to road and bridge construction. It is one of the only construction supply outlets in the greater Atlanta area that offers not only a broad range of materials, supplies and equipment but also rental equipment and a full-service repair shop.
Western Region Top Dealer: White Cap Supply Holdings
White Cap attained the 2021 top dealer honor in Minnich’s 12-state western region. Based in Norcross, Ga., and operating 450 branches across the U.S. and Canada, the company has served professional contractors for more than 45 years, providing concrete accessories, tools and equipment to meet their distinct and customized supply needs.
H&E Opens New Georgia Branch
H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) has opened a new branches in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
The Georgia branch is located in Fairburn. It’s the company’s fourth Atlanta-area facility and its sixth in the state of Georgia. The 9,692-square-foot facility sits on 4.5-acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop with four service bays. It’s capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial equipment for customers in the southwest metro Atlanta area.
“H&E has responded to the strong Atlanta construction market by recently opening a branch north of the city and now Fairburn to the south, extending our reach to customers all around the Atlanta area. This expansion creates a cluster approach for equipment availability. With nearby access to I-85, our new location allows us to respond to our customers quickly and efficiently,” said Director of Operations Mike Allen. “The projected construction market forecast of nearly $60 billion over the next five years means that we are optimally positioned to provide the needed equipment to a variety of job sites. Surface infrastructure and multifamily construction projects are strong, and we are moving in new rental machinery to prepare to meet the needs of customers working all around the area.”
The Fairburn branch specializes in the rental of aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, earthmoving machinery, compaction equipment, generators, compressors and more.
The new Pennsylvania branch is in Philadelphia. The 15,400-square-foot facility sits on 2.75-acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop with six service bays. It’s capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial equipment for customers in southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
“H&E has established a strong customer base in the Baltimore and DC areas, so expansion to the Philly metropolitan area gives us the opportunity to more effectively serve new and existing customers located just farther north along the I-95 corridor. With growing multifamily construction and warehousing facilities in the works, we know we will have the fleet to meet the need for quality equipment for these and many other commercial construction projects,” said Branch Manager Chris Bourgeois, who managed the Baltimore branch prior to opening the Philly location. “Our entry into Pennsylvania expands our geographic footprint to 25 states with well over 100 branches. We have one of the youngest fleets in the industry, and we’re excited to meet new customers in this market and show them how we can provide timely rental solutions and the support to back them up.”
The Philadelphia branch specializes in the rental of aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, earthmoving machinery, compaction equipment, generators, compressors, and more.
Walter P Moore Expands Florida Presence
Global engineering firm Walter P Moore recently opened its 24th domestic office in Miami, expanding its presence in South Florida. “Our move into Miami represents an incredible opportunity to leverage our entire platform while bringing value to our clients. Opening the office presents unique opportunities to help us maintain existing relationships and build new client connections in several of our target market sectors,” said Dilip Choudhuri, president and CEO of Walter P Moore. Randy Beard, a senior principal and managing director for the firm’s diagnostics group, will be leading a team of experts focusing on forensic investigations for building enclosure and structural deterioration, as well as failures, condition assessments, repair, and restoration design for the built environment.
Doosan Announces Top-Performing Dealers of 2021
Doosan Infracore North America announces its top-performing dealers of 2021. The top 10 dealers are among more than 170 Doosan construction equipment dealers in North America.
Doosan annually recognizes its heavy equipment dealers that have excelled in providing top-level performance in sales, parts and service to customers in their respective markets. The following enterprises are the top 10 Doosan dealers of 2021 (headquarters in parentheses):
- Barry Equipment Co. (Webster, Mass.), fifth consecutive year
- Best Line Leasing, Inc. (State College, Penn.)
- Bobcat of Mandan, Inc. (Mandan, N.D.), fourth consecutive year
- Brown’s Industrial Sales (Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada), second consecutive year
- Capital Tractor, Inc. (Greenwich, N.Y.)
- CG Equipment (Guelph, Ontario, Canada), third consecutive year
- G. Stone Commercial Division (Middlebury, Vt.), second consecutive year
- Ironhide Equipment, Inc. (Grand Forks, N.D.)
- Paul Equipment and Sons (Balmoral, New Brunswick, Canada)
- Westerra Equipment (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)
Top Doosan Dealer of 2021
Barry Equipment was the overall top-performing Doosan dealer in North America in 2021. The company was founded in 1985 by Tom Barry and has been a Doosan dealer since 2004. In early 2022, Barry Equipment announced a new location in South Windsor, Conn., complementing two locations in Webster, Mass. The company serves customers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
Doosan dealer in Florida
Doosan Portable Power has announced a new authorized dealer to serve contractors in Miami and throughout South Florida. 360º Energy Solutions will carry the full line-up of Doosan Portable Power air compressors, generators, light towers and light compaction equipment.
“We at 360º Energy Solutions are very proud to be partnering with Doosan Portable Power in South Florida,” said Tony Noa, founder and CEO of 360º Energy Solutions. “Our goal is to maximize our customers' success by helping them get the most out of the Doosan Portable Power product.”
360º Energy Solutions serves customers throughout the region from its location near the Palmetto Expressway and Miami International Airport. Its team of experienced technicians are available to support all 360º Energy Solutions rentals and sales, including in times of emergency.
CASE Dealers Open New Locations
Three CASE Construction Equipment dealers have expanded their footprints.
CASE Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery has opened two new facilities to strengthen its footprint and customer service throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. The new operations in Mills River (Asheville), and Leland (Wilmington), North Carolina will focus on new and used equipment sales, rental, support, service and parts access — and ultimately puts equipment owners throughout the territory within 90 miles of a Hills location no matter where their jobsite or farm is. Both new locations are now open, provide opportunity for expansion, and help further strengthen the CASE dealer network throughout the southeast.
“The team at Hills Machinery has been extremely deliberate in expansion over the years, and has strategically picked locations that ensure swift and trustworthy service and field response,” said Terry Dolan, vice president – North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “The Carolinas are booming with growth, and Hills Machinery has positioned itself in a way that makes them the equipment partner of choice in the diverse construction and agricultural markets in the region, and one of the strongest representatives of CASE in North America.”
dealer Tidewater Equipment Company has expanded its construction equipment footprint in the southeastern United States with an all-new full-service location in Enterprise, Alabama — delivering dedicated equipment sales, parts and service support to southern Alabama. This is Tidewater’s sixth construction equipment operation, and the company now serves a broad section of the southeastern U.S. construction industry with facilities throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida.
“Tidewater has been a heavy equipment powerhouse throughout the southeast since 1947 — our construction-focused partnership started in 2019, and their team has shown an unwavering commitment to customer support and helping businesses grow with the right equipment and technology,” says Terry Dolan, vice president — North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “Their customer-first approach matched with the continuing evolution and growth of the CASE lineup — including some never-before seen products and solutions available this fall — will position equipment owners and their businesses for success for years to come.”
The opening of the new Enterprise location was attended by representatives of CASE and Case IH, Enterprise Mayor William E. Cooper, elected officials, local members of the Chamber of Commerce, and other local celebrities. CASE and Tidewater treated guests and partners to a barbecue lunch and a raffle giveaway of Tidewater, CASE and Case IH branded prizes, and special equipment offers and other swag.
“We are passionate about the jobs we’re creating here in southern Alabama, as well as providing the world-class support that equipment owners and construction businesses here deserve,” says Jamie Young, president and CEO, Tidewater Equipment Company. “We’ve been in the heavy equipment game since the 1940s and understand what good equipment and support means to business success — we’re passionate about that work and proud to be waving the CASE flag here in Alabama.”
CASE Construction Equipment dealer ASCO Equipment Company (ASCO) has opened a new 48,800-square-foot facility in Little Elm, Texas to provide the growing Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Denton County with stronger service, support, and equipment sales and rental. The new facility is the largest of ASCO’s 24 locations with 15,000 square feet dedicated to sales and rental, a 25,000-square-foot service shop that includes 14 super bays, 5,700 square feet of warehousing for parts and a 3,000-square-foot outdoor wash bay.
“The team at ASCO has built a world-class construction equipment destination here in Dallas-Fort Worth that will serve as an excellent location to serve the explosive growth in the region,” said Terry Dolan, vice president – North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “ASCO’s commitment to people, service and support is evident in the thought and care that went into this facility’s construction, and it will serve as a trusted base for new and used equipment sales, service and repair in the region.”
Construction Insurer Expands in Texas
CCIG, risk management and insurance provider, is expanding its services to Austin, Texas. CCIG specializes in construction and real estate insurance protection.