Anniversary

Visitors at the Hitachi booth at ConExpo-Con/AGG may have noticed a special anniversary logo on the machines. The special logo is part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the start of full-scale production of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd.

RM crushers and screens are major players in American construction and demolition machinery fleets and have been for 20 years. High profile sites in the center of Manhattan, in Hawaii and on Route 66 are locations where the full potential of RM equipment has been unleashed.

Engcon — Engström Construction — turns 30 this year. It all began in Stig Engström's garage in the village of Lidsjöberg, 55 miles northwest of Strömsund in northern Sweden When Engström first saw an excavator quick coupler that was able to tilt and rotate, he realized immediately that the product would change the world of excavation.

"General Equipment & Supplies" is a notably generic name for a company. Yet the North Dakota-based company enjoys a high public profile throughout the upper Midwest and across the border in Canada. Furthermore, after 35 years in business, it still is experiencing growth.

What would become Burris Equipment Co. began in the late 1920s as a highway garage, deriving most of its business from the heavy Chicago-Wisconsin traffic. With the installation of Route 41, the company emerged as a dealership in the 1930s. In 1931, Burris Implement was opened on the original site of the Waukegan Regional Airport by Linden and May Burris.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. celebrated the 35th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the United States. Isuzu Truck of America Inc. was founded on March 21, 1984, and the first Isuzu truck arrived in the United States in November of that year.