Takeuchi-US has introduced EquipmentShare as a new dealer. Located in Columbia, Mo., it will be selling the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location also will be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center to support new and existing customers.

EquipmentShare, the fastest growing construction equipment rental and technology solutions provider in the United States, according to the company, reached a deal to collaborate with the The Victor L. Phillips Company (VLP), a heavy equipment company.

LBX Company LLC announced the addition of Link-Belt excavators, scrap/material handling equipment and work tools to four EquipmentShare locations: 2828 US Hwy 80 West, Savannah, GA 31408; 912/525-2505 4205 I-70 Drive SE, Columbia, MO 65201; 573/299-5222 2919 East Napoleon Street, Sulphur (Lake Charles), LA 70663; 337/516-2020 412 International Circle, Summerville (Charleston), SC 29483; 843/410-7717 EquipmentShare helps contractors across the country build better and work smarter with the help of Track smart jobsite technology.

A six-alarm fire destroyed a large barn and several pieces of a businessman's heavy machinery on the afternoon of January 29. Flames quickly spread through the 200-foot-long, metal-sided structure in the 2800 block of Stewart Rd. The barn is owned by Jeff Gibson, who operates Sewer and Water Specialists, an excavating company he started with his family in 2001.