Columbus Equipment Company

The demolition of 22 two- to three-story apartment buildings on the block bound by Kenwood Road, Happiness Way and Festive Court, a 10-acre site, began in the northeast section of downtown Cincinnati in late January to make room for the construction of the Capital Investment Group LLC's (CIG) $130 million project — The Gallery at Kenwood.

Rudolph Libbe Inc., of the Rudolph Libbe Group, has made solid progress on the construction of the multi-million dollar, 82,500-sq. ft. combined headquarters, manufacturing facility and warehouse building for U.S. COEXCELL in Maumee, Ohio. The work started last May and will be completed in early 2020.

Columbus Equipment Company hosted a visit by Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs and members of his staff at the company's Massillon, Ohio, branch on Aug. 20. The meeting was arranged by the Associated Equipment Distributors; Michael Dexter, senior manager and director of member engagement also was on hand during the visit.

Rudolph Libbe Inc. recently completed construction of the $26 million Northwood Schools in Northwood, Ohio, for Northwood Local Schools (NLS). The school, which acheived LEED Silver certification, is located on the site of the Olney School and the Olney Elementary School that have been demolished, and adjacent to Northwood High School, which will be repurposed with the 800-seat auditorium and 10,000-sq.-ft.

Columbus Equipment Company announced the relocation of its Columbus operations to a new facility at 2329 Performance Way in Columbus. The expanded, one-stop location will continue to serve construction, paving, mining, aggregate, lifting and forestry equipment customers with a larger inventory, more extensive rental fleet and improved service capacity to handle increased demand on parts and service.

Columbus Equipment Company held a grand opening event on May 9 at the dealership's new Columbus, Ohio, facility. Established in 1952, the company has moved to the new facility from its previous location in Columbus, which the company has operated in since first opening its doors for business.

Roadtec welcomed Columbus Equipment Company as a new dealer to its growing network. The dealer expands the availability of Roadtec's complete line of road construction equipment. Columbus Equipment serves Ohio with 10 locations across the state. Each location will have the ability to sell and service Roadtec pavers, cold planers, material transfer vehicles, stabilizers and brooms.

Komatsu recently joined Columbus Equipment Company to celebrate Komatsu CARE's 60,000th service interval. In a ceremony conducted at Columbus Equipment Company's new branch facility in Columbus at 2329 Performance Way in Columbus, Ohio, a service certificate was presented to longtime customer John Eramo & Sons Inc.

Columbus Equipment Company recently moved to a new facility in Massillon, Ohio. The location is fully functional, and further upgrades to the facility are currently under way. Located at 2200 Venture Circle SE, the building features easy access to Route 30.

Columbus Equipment Company held an open house event on June 4 at its Piketon, Ohio, facility to celebrate the location’s newly completed 4,500 sq. ft. shop and the expansion of the parts department. The upgraded facility and 1,800 sq. ft. of additional parts storage space makes it possible for the dealership to offer services on a wider range of repair projects.

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) held its Annual Meeting and Trade Show Nov. 17 and 18 at the Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Educational sessions during the two-day event covered topics like hydrology and groundwater modeling, implementing and complying with federal rules for diesel engines, and a look at surface transportation reauthorization.