Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. (KSM) has hired Robert Perkins as a paving and compaction specialist for its road construction and minerals division. Perkins brings nearly two decades of experience related to both the heavy highway construction and heavy equipment industries to the position.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has hired Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor's sales, rental and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm & Kleemann), LeeBoy, Falcon and Masaba product lines.

The story of Longhorn Construction Services is built on an opportunity and a willingness to take a chance on it, according to Owners Jason and Tassa Fenn. The husband-and-wife team founded the Midland-based company nearly a decade ago after a visit to west Texas.

Kirby-Smith  Machinery Inc. (KSM) has hired Rick Derr as international sales representative and equipment appraiser. Derr joins Kirby-Smith Machinery's used equipment department and will focus on increasing the sale of used equipment internationally.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. (KSM) has opened a new facility in Lubbock. The 22,000 sq. ft. location features a modern design and includes eight service bays, each equipped with lube banks to ensure the correct amount of fluids for all machines serviced.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. (KSM) has opened a new facility to better serve customers in the greater Waco area and surrounding counties for central Texas. The Waco office is the 12th full-service branch for the heavy equipment distributor and 7th location in Texas.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. (KSM) has promoted Angie Brewer to human resources manager. Brewer joined the heavy equipment distributor in 2016 and most recently served in the role of human resources generalist. Her skillset and leadership have made her an invaluable asset to the company, which has more than 500 employees throughout its 12 store locations and other properties.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. (KSM) has promoted Angie Brewer to human resources manager. Brewer joined the heavy equipment distributor in 2016 and most recently served in the role of human resources generalist. Her skillset and leadership have made her an invaluable asset to the company, which has more than 500 employees throughout its 12 store locations and other properties.

Leadership from the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and private partner SSA Marine were joined by U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby this past November for a groundbreaking ceremony heralding a $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal.

Companies across North America are seeing the benefits of using a Grove telescoping crawler crane. For a variety of job sites, the combination of crawler maneuverability, telescoping boom versatility and 100 percent pick-and-carry function that they offer can increase efficiency and ROI.

The 1960 census reported that just under 30,000 people lived in Kaufman County. Since then, each subsequent count has increased. The last, in 2010, reported the population at a little more than 103,000 residents. Then, an estimate in 2018 had the total at more than 128,000 people.