Highway Equipment Celebrates 80 Years With Open House Event

Tue May 07, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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Rogers Brothers’s Bill Brenoel was on hand to talk about its line of specialized trailers.
Rogers Brothers’s Bill Brenoel was on hand to talk about its line of specialized trailers.
Rogers Brothers’s Bill Brenoel was on hand to talk about its line of specialized trailers. Present for the presentation of Hyundai’s 2012 Pinnacle award (L-R) are Kevin Murphy, Hyundai; Vincent An, Hyundai; Dan Reynolds, Highway Equipment; Sam Yoon, Hyundai; Tom Reynolds, Highway Equipment; and Kirk Gillette, Hyundai. Associated Equipment Distributor Executive Vice President Bob Henderson (C) presents Dan (L) and Tom Reynolds with a plaque commemorating the dealership’s 75 years as a member. IHI compact excavator sales’ Michael Aubrey spoke with attendees about applications for the company’s crawler carriers in oil and gas field development. (L-R): Allied Construction Products’ Mike Grabnic, Rich Steinbrenner and Don Gerdes talked about their line of hydraulic hammers and shears with attendees. Gradall’s Bill Thomas (L) and Jay Yanders (R) catch up with Highway Equipment Company’s Al Springer. George T.D. Lumpkins (L) and Terry Ober of Kobelco had a lot of information about the company’s new direction. Highway Equipment Company’s Al Springer (L) talks with Kawasaki’s Mark Dublin. Highway Equipment Company’s Jeff Smithco (L) and Jason Shields (R) spoke with Kevin O’Donnell of Bell Trucks America about the company’s off highway haulers.

Highway Equipment Company celebrated its 80th anniversary with an open house event at the company’s headquarters in Zelienople, Pa., on April 12 and 13.

Manufacturer representatives from Highway Equipment Company’s product lines were on hand to help out with the festivities and provide information about their equipment.

An outdoor demonstration area was set up at the back of Highway Equipment Company’s facility for attendees who wanted to try out the machines for themselves. A catered lunch was provided and door prizes were handed out to all who attended the event.

A key highlight at the event was the presentation of the 2012 Pinnacle Top Dealer Performance Award to Highway Equipment President Tom Reynolds and CEO Dan Reynolds. Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas President Sam Yoon and management staff made the presentation.

The Reynolds also were presented with a plaque from Associated Equipment Distributor Executive Vice President Bob Henderson commemorating the dealership’s 75 years as a member.

Founded by current company President Tom Reynolds’ grandfather, D.L. Reynolds in 1933, Highway Equipment Company has grown from a one-room warehouse in downtown Pittsburgh to become a leading distributor of construction equipment serving western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. The dealership also has branch locations in Dubois and McKean, Pa.

In 1951, the dealership opened Machinery Rental in Pittsburgh as its division serving contractors in a wide range of industries with light to medium sized construction equipment.

Among the major lines represented by Highway Equipment Company are Gradall, Hyundai , IHI Carriers, Kawasaki, Kobelco, Doosan off road trucks, New Holland and Sakai as well as Rogers trailers and a variety of standard and specialty equipment attachments.