On April 1, 1952, Willis “Bill” Early purchased the firm of Carroll & Edwards—the company for which he had been working as a heavy construction equipment salesman—and officially renamed and incorporated it as Columbus Equipment Company.
Still headquartered at the original location in Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Equipment Company now serves customers from 10 locations throughout the state, and proudly celebrates 60 years of success in 2012.
“We work hard to live up to, and exceed, the expectations of our customers,” said Columbus Equipment Company President Josh Stivison. “We would not be looking back on 60 years of strong working partnerships if it weren’t for their patronage. We truly appreciate those relationships.”
Throughout its history, the company has served a variety of industries.
“While we cater to certain core industries — earthmoving, construction, road building, mining, and energy — our ongoing mission is dedication to the evolving needs of our customers,” said Stivison. “This has resulted in expansion into additional segments including environmental, waste management, utility and landscaping, to name a few. The addition of the Kubota line is a recent example of this commitment,” he added.
To serve these markets most effectively, Columbus Equipment Company offers customers new and used products, a respected product support team in the region, as well as extensive parts inventories across five primary divisions: construction, mining, paving, lifting and environmental.