Erb Equipment Company

Jim Kapp started as Erb Equipment's Evansville, Ind., store manager, effective Sept. 17, 2018.  Kapp has more than 30 years of experience in the Evansville area, primarily in product support positions, and most recently as product support sales manager.

Erb Equipment recently announced that Bill Haner has been hired as the new Paducah store manager. Haner has more than 20 years of industry experience, primarily in product support, including the past 17 years with another dealer. He started at the Paducah store June 15.

Approximately 120 people turned out for Erb Equipment's open house at its Cuba, Mo., location on April 20, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new shop addition, which was completed in mid-January, was the site of lunch, which was made and served by Erb's sales team.

Erb Equipment's current Mt. Vernon, Ill., Service Manager, Branden Hallam, has been transferred to the Evansville, Ind., store to begin a new position as the Evansville store/service manager. In this role, Hallam will oversee all service operations and store operations, including parts, rental and administration.

Erb Equipment Company is excited to announce Jeff Powell as its product and sales manager of material handling and demolition. In this new role, Powell will be dedicated to growing the exposure of Erb Equipment Company in scrap, material handling and port handling operations.

Erb Equipment Company recently announced that it has taken on the Terex/Fuchs line of material handlers. The unique design features of the material handlers make the machines veritable all-rounders in materials handling. Whether in the scrap yard, at recycling sites, in the sawmill industry or in port handling, Terex/Fuchs machines boast productivity and cost-efficiency.

Erb Equipment Company held an open house celebration at its newly expanded branch in Paducah, Ky., on Nov. 4. The event was held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch was served to attendees. Since 1944, Erb Equipment Company has been serving its customers' needs from eight branch locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, including its main office in St.

Every spring, the mighty Mississippi River is a busy thoroughfare of barges hauling all manner of goods up and down the waterway. As spring also is the time to get fertilizer to farmers for row-crop planting season, companies that move it are especially active during this part of the year.

Ralph Andrew Bucher, 52, of Paducah, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Baptist Health-Paducah. Ralph worked for Erb Equipment Company in sales and management. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Sue Babb Bucher; children, Morgan Ashley Bucher of Orlando, FL and Jordan Andrew Bucher of Paducah; sisters, Joyce Marie Seyer and Maryann Rose Garvey both of Jackson, MO; brothers, Wilfred Bucher of Oran, MO, Frank Bucher of Dardenne Prairie, MO, and Denis Bucher of Jackson, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

Erb Equipment Company held a grand opening celebration Nov. 6 for its new seven-acre facility in Owensboro, Ky. The new building, which was designed and built by Hartz Construction, a division of Scott & Murphy, is 16,800 sq. ft., and boasts nine service bays with 10-ton overhead cranes.

By the end of 2015, more than one million pounds of garbage will be removed from the Ohio River. That feat will be accomplished by Chad Pregracke and Living Lands & Waters, with the help of their new John Deere 210G LC excavator. John Deere is a longtime supporter of Living Lands & Waters.