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Ditch Witch Expands its Operations Into Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming

Fri December 14, 2012 - West Edition
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L-to-R:  Jake and Lenny Sadler – Ditch Witch UnderCon.
L-to-R: Jake and Lenny Sadler – Ditch Witch UnderCon.

Ditch Witch of West Texas, Inc., of Amarillo, Texas, recently purchased the stock of Kansas UnderCon, Inc., doing business as Ditch Witch UnderCon.

Ditch Witch of West Texas, Inc., is jointly owned by father and son team, Lenny and Jake Sadler. Lenny and Jake will continue to do business in Kansas and Nebraska under the name of Ditch Witch UnderCon. Their newly acquired territory includes all of Kansas except a few of the easternmost counties, central and western Nebraska and a portion of eastern Wyoming. The Kansas/Nebraska territory has three existing locations—Wichita, Kansas; Grand Island, Nebraska; and Gering (Scottsbluff), Nebraska.

The expansion into Kansas and Nebraska seemed a natural move for Lenny and Jake, as their current territory borders the newly acquired territory. Territory for Ditch Witch UnderCon, includes the Texas panhandle, the Oklahoma panhandle and Curry County in New Mexico. Jake has already moved his family to Wichita, Kansas, to assume management of the Kansas and Nebraska locations, and Lenny will continue to manage the primary location in Amarillo.

The Sadler family has a long and proud history with The Charles Machine Works, Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment. Russ Sadler, Lenny’s uncle and Jake’s grand uncle, came to work for CMW in the mid to late 50’s, and was the first owner of Ditch Witch of Oklahoma. J.D. Sadler, Lenny’s father and Jake’s grandfather, was CMW’s Chief Financial Officer during the 60’s and 70’s until his retirement in 1983. During and following his graduation from college, Lenny worked for Ditch Witch of Oklahoma for a few years before purchasing Ditch Witch of West Texas, Inc., in 1972. Lenny’s brother, Mike, owned and operated Ditch Witch of Mississippi for several years. Another of Lenny’s brothers, Tony, worked at CMW for several years before moving to Amarillo to serve as Parts Manager for Ditch Witch of West Texas, which position he still holds today. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jake began working at Ditch Witch of West Texas in December, 2000.

Ditch Witch of West Texas, Inc., has been in the business of selling and servicing underground construction equipment since March 14, 1966, and has been under the Sadlers’ management since August 14, 1972. The company also offers rental of new and used equipment. In the seven year period from 2005 to 2011, Ditch Witch of West Texas, Inc., earned a place in the Ditch Witch Crescent Club Top Ten Dealers six times. According to the company, customers who do business with Ditch Witch of West Texas, Inc., at any of its five locations can be assured of a seamless, quality customer service experience.

For more information, please contact Ditch Witch UnderCon, in Amarillo, Texas (866-445-8807); in Wichita, Kansas (800-582-1980); in Nebraska at either Grand Island (800-658-4312), or Gering (877-635-8135), and in Beaver, Oklahoma (580-625-2764). You can also visit the company’s website at www.dwundercon.com