Hi-Way Equipment Merges With ESS in Southeast, North Texas

Sat January 17, 2009 - West Edition
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Hi-Way Equipment Company of Houston and Equipment Support Services Inc. (ESS) of Houston and Dallas have merged effective as of Dec. 31.

The combined company will operate under the name of Hi-Way Equipment Company and the organization will boast 11 offices and more than 200 employees in the southeast, central and north Texas areas.

The combined company offers a broad range of premier brands of new and used construction, road building, paving, utility and agricultural equipment, complete parts and service capabilities and an extensive line of rental equipment to its customers in the dynamic southeast and north Texas markets.

Hi-Way’s presence in the Houston and southeast Texas market dates to 1948, while ESS has served southeast, central and north Texas customers since 1999. Among its premier brands, the combined Company offers equipment from Case CE, Case IH, Gradall, Wirtgen, Hamm, Vögele, Kawasaki, LeeBoy, Rosco, Pettibone, Vacall and Allianz-Madvac/Johnston.

Serving central and southeast Texas, the Company has three offices in the Houston area (near Intercontinental and Hobby airports and in Alvin), and locations in Beaumont, Bryan, Brenham. In North Texas, Company locations are in Euless (near DFW airport and serving Dallas and Ft. Worth), Sherman, Gainesville, Longview and Tyler. Each of the 11 offices carries a complete inventory of parts, provides a full range of service capability and offers an extensive rental fleet — all supported by an experienced and professional staff.

Bryan Monk and Kyle Foley of ESS and Dan Blade of Hi-Way will lead the new company’s operations. Dan will be responsible for the company’s extensive southeast Texas operations (Houston and Beaumont), Kyle will assume responsibility for the north Texas stores (Euless, Sherman, Gainesville, Longview and Tyler) and Bryan will oversee operations in Bryan and Brenham as well as assume responsibility for most corporate level functions.

For more information, visit www.hi-wayequipment.com or www.esscorp.net.