Linder Industrial Machinery Co.

SMHG (Sumitomo Material Handling Group), based in Concord, N.C., just outside of Charlotte, is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. This is the same company Warren Buffett recently invested more than $1 billion. After taking a close examination of the material handling equipment offerings in the North American market and getting direct feedback from end-users, there was a little doubt there needed to be other options.

Although not an interstate highway, U.S. Highway 70 in eastern North Carolina is steadily being transformed into one. The highway is already one of the state's most critical transportation arteries. Most of the route across the length of the state is made up of four lanes, while some sections have been converted to freeways.

OceanaGold's Haile Gold Mine in Kershaw, S.C., utilizes two Komatsu 730E-10 electric mining trucks. What makes these vehicles special is their paint jobs: the company asked Linder Industrial Machinery to paint one pink and the other blue to shed light on breast cancer and mental health issues.

On February 27, Linder Industrial Machinery hosted a seminar for customers at "The Farm" in Selma, N.C., featuring industry experts from Wirtgen America. Tim Kowalski, applications support manager of Hamm's compaction division, and Laikram "Nars" Narsingh, commercial support and development manager, led the discussion "Fundamentals of Paving and Compaction" in a classroom format and machines were on display for viewing and questions.

Linder Industrial Machinery Company has announced that they have changed the name of its Bradenton Kubota dealer from Franz Tractor Company to Linder Turf & Tractor. Franz, a Kubota dealer in Bradenton, Fla., since 1965, was acquired by Linder in February 2019.

Bob Olejniczak "Bob O," former executive vice president of the Linder Industrial Machinery Company (2003-2014), passed away on Aug. 15, 2019 after a 15-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Mr. Olejniczak had a 25-year career with Columbus Equipment Company, beginning his career in sales and working up to president.

Linder Industrial Machinery held a grand opening celebration for its new facility in Concord, N.C., on April 18.. The 44,000-sq.-ft. building is equipped with 12 service bays; an open floor plan and work stations; and an efficient, high-tech parts and warehouse system.

Linder Industrial Machinery takes pride in its tagline, "Your Business Partner." To Linder, a business partner creates value through providing technical development and education for those directly on the front lines of job sites. The company demonstrated this commitment once again recently by conducting a comprehensive Komatsu Tier IV technical training session for its customers.

Carlson Paving Products announced its 2018 Dealer of the Year Award and Top 5 Dealer Awards at World of Asphalt 2019 in Indianapolis. Receiving the company's annual Dealer of the Year Award was Alta Equipment Company. "Alta consistently proves to be one of our strongest partners," said Chris Colwell, president of Carlson Paving Products, as he introduced this year's winners.

Linder Industrial Machinery has acquired Franz Tractor Company, a full-service Kubota dealer in Bradenton, Fla. Franz Tractor Company has a rich history of providing quality equipment in the Bradenton area. Founded in 1965, the storefront started off with Case and Bobcat equipment, then later added the Massey Ferguson Equipment line.

Linder Industrial Machinery is proud to accept the "Dealer of the Year" distinction from Cemen Tech. The award was presented at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas on Jan. 27. Cemen Tech, the global leader in the volumetric concrete mixing industry joined Linder's roster of innovative and top-rated equipment last year.