Erb Equipment Celebrates Owensboro Groundbreaking

Thu November 06, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Dick Christ of Erb Equipment welcomes guests to the Owensboro facility groundbreaking.
Dick Christ of Erb Equipment welcomes guests to the Owensboro facility groundbreaking.
Dick Christ of Erb Equipment welcomes guests to the Owensboro facility groundbreaking. Carrie Roider, CEO and CFO of Erb Equipment, talks to the crowd about the company’s long history. (L-R) are Gregg Erb, president; Carrie Roider, CEO/CFO; Steve Caputa, REC; Bob Erb, chairman of the board; Commissioner Jim Lambert; Commissioner George Wathen; Commissioner Charlie Castlen; County Judge Executive Al Mattingly; Davis Weaver, Bryant Engine County Judge Executive Al Mattingly guest spoke at the groundbreaking. A rendering of the new Owensboro facility.


Erb Equipment Co., has started work on a new location at 315 Worthington Road, Owensboro, Ky., — one that the owners said was necessary to accommodate the company’s growth.

The groundbreaking took place on Oct. 17 for the 16,800 sq. ft. building, which will be situated on seven acres.

Erb Equipment went through a contested and lengthy process before getting the new site rezoned from urban agriculture to light industrial, which is at Worthington Road’s intersecting with U.S. 69 West.

In 2009, the company bought K&W Equipment at 2133 E. Fourth St. At the time the company knew it would have to have a bigger facility with more ground and more modern equipment.

“We had a hard time getting suitable ground that would provide us with accessibility, visibility and a minimum of seven acres,” said Gregg Erb, president.

Erb Equipment company is a 71-year-old family-owned John Deere construction equipment business headquartered in Fenton, Mo.

Erb sells, services and rents construction and forestry equipment and has four locations in Missouri, one in Illinois, two in Kentucky and one in Indiana.