Cowin Equipment Company, Inc.

John G Walton Construction Co. Inc. started major work on the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $7.9-million SR-180/Canal Rd. widening in Orange Beach on Sept. 23, 2019, and the crews are very confident about meeting the December 2020 delivery date.

Cowin Equipment Company Inc. recently made a substantial investment in the Montgomery and Central Alabama marketplace with its construction and relocation to its brand new 22,500 sq. ft. facility located at 4325 Northern Blvd. Now being located on the Northern Bypass, the facility allows for quick and easy access to both Interstate 65 and Interstate 85.

"All things considered, we're confident we're coming back out of it." The way Matt McGowan sees it, there's really no overstating the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on Cowin Equipment Company over the course of the past few months. No aspect of the organization went unaffected, forcing the Volvo CE dealer and Birmingham, Ala.-based company, which specializes in the distribution of heavy equipment for a variety of industries, to respond quickly and decisively.

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include Cowin Equipment Company as part of its dealer network. Cowin Equipment will represent the Terramac product line in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and the Atlanta, Ga., metropolitan area.

Crews from Ammons and Blackmon Construction LLC began work on the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $19.9 million contract to widen 3.9 mi. of the north-south State Route 181 in August 2018 and are looking to complete the project in the spring of 2021.

Cowin Equipment Company hosted a crowd at the Brick Haven Event Venue in Cullman, Ala., to unveil the new Volvo LC450H landfill compactor on Aug. 30. This machine originally made its debut at WasteExpo earlier this year, and now, finally made its way to Alabama for the event.

Cowin Equipment Co. hosted more than 200 customers and friends on April 26 to celebrate the official branch grand opening of its Tuscaloosa, Ala., facility. The event featured a catered barbeque lunch, vendor exhibits, equipment displays and goody bags with lots of Cowin “swag.” Cowin awarded many great items and gift cards during the event, including Igloo and Yeti coolers and a grand prize of a 12-gauge over/under shotgun, which was won by Shane Marquis of Alabama Truck & Equipment, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Fuchs announced Cowin Equipment Company Inc. as the authorized distributor of Fuchs Fuchs material handlers for the state of Alabama, northern Georgia and Florida's Panhandle. Cowin Equipment blankets this territory with seven locations and offers sales, rental, parts and service support for the full Fuchs Fuchs equipment line, purpose-built to increase operating efficiencies for the portside, scrap, recycling, waste and logging markets.

GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Cowin Equipment Company of Alabama for 40 years of sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States, and Ring Power Corporation of Florida for 20 years as a GOMACO distributor. Cowin Equipment Company is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with branch offices in Madison, Mobile, Montgomery and Oxford, Ala., and in Pensacola, Fla.

Sean McMillan recently joined Cowin Equipment Company as an outside sales representative based in the company’s Mableton (Atlanta), Ga., office. Sean was born and raised in Mableton, Ga. After graduating from The Citadel in 1996, Sean started out in the plumbing distribution business.

Cowin Equipment Co. Inc. is reaching out to neighbors in storm-affected areas by launching a free lunch program. Cowin employees are daily grilling and serving food to hundreds of victims of the tragic tornadoes in Cullman and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and soon the program also will support Pleasant Grove and other heavily damaged communities.