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Highway Equipment Company Opens Canton Branch

The move to Ohio was driven in large part by an interest in serving established customers as they've expanded services into Ohio's growing oil and gas well market.

Mon June 23, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Al Springer will serve as branch manager.
Al Springer will serve as branch manager.

Highway Equipment Company, a long time equipment provider in western Pennsylvania with significant experience in serving oil and gas well development contractors, has moved into Ohio with a new branch in Canton. Al Springer, who conducted much of the site search, will serve as branch manager. The move to Ohio was driven in large part by an interest in serving established customers as they’ve expanded services into Ohio’s growing oil and gas well market, said Springer.

Springer added that, rather than deal with the limitations of acquiring an existing building and adapting it, they’ve selected a site where they plan construction of their own purpose built structure designed specifically to meet their needs. The new facility will house office space, an extensive parts department and storage area and a fully equipped ten bay service center. Springer went on to explain that they were pleased to award the building contract to local Ohio contractor, Joseph A. Jeffries Co., Inc., a company that, Like Highway Equipment Company, also has recently celebrated 80 years in business.

Along with Highway Equipment Company sales personnel, the facility will be staffed by parts countermen and both shop and field service technicians.

"Highway Equipment is excited to open our newest rental, sales, service and parts location in Canton, Ohio. This new full service and support facility is located on 6 acres at the intersection of I-77 and Route 30, near the center of the Utica Shale activity. The new branch reflects the company’s long term commitment to the eastern Ohio markets, building on our 81 year heritage," said Highway Equipment President Thomas Reynolds.

Reynolds also recently announced a new online ordering of OEM original parts as well as a comprehensive aftermarket parts catalog, encouraging customers to check its online selection of parts, or call the office and speak to an aftermarket and rebuilt parts specialist.

Established in 1933, Highway Equipment Company said it has remained true to its core business philosophy that "Service is our best product." Based in Zelienople, Pa., along with its new facility in Canton, Ohio, the company has branches in Dubois and McKean, Pa., and owns Machinery Rental Company, based in Pittsburgh. The company provides sales, rentals, parts and service to construction, landscaping, demolition, oil and gas, mining, quarrying, and industrial material-handling machinery markets.

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