Murphy Tractor & Equipment, Inc.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company welcomed Ohio-area contractors, municipal maintenance employees, farmers and landscape contractors to celebrate the holiday season with a round of Open House events at seven of the dealership's Ohio branch locations.

Bill Buckles, president of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. (second from R), receives a proclamation from Grant Aungst, community and economic development director of Brunswick, Ohio. Also pictured are Carl DeForest, Brunswick city manager, Mike Slinger, Midwest regional director — Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.

Billy Sapp, 24 at the time, started Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS) in Columbia, Mo., in 1972 with his brother Elvin, 34, and his father Emery. The construction company for which department of transportation work accounts for about 50 percent of annual revenues, started with one piece of equipment and one employee with a focus on water and sewer installation to one that has over 650 employee-owners.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. , recently promoted Jason Welch to WorkSight Solutions manager. In this role, Welch will lead the charge to offer competitive and innovative solutions to customers related to Machine Technology. This will include, but is not limited to, grade control, remote diagnostics, proactive machine monitoring, telematics and data analytics.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. recently announced the selection of Bill Buckles to serve as the new president of the company. This follows the recent notice of retirement of President Tom Udland. Based in Murphy Tractor's corporate headquarters, located in Park City, Kan., Buckles will provide leadership to the company to implement market leading solutions in machines and product support to customers.

In what has become a holiday tradition for Ohio's contractors, landscape professionals and municipal maintenance crews, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. held a round of Holiday Open House events at six of its branch locations in Ohio. Festivities kicked off Nov.

Crews from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. started work in May on the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) $16 million pavement reconstruction of a 7.12 mi. section of U.S. 169 in Allen County, from Minnesota Road south to Delaware Road. The key element is to replace the concrete pavement on the mainline and interchange ramps and establish a new subgrade base.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment held a demonstration event at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge, Ohio, on Oct. 24 to 26. The demonstration was conducted to introduce the new John Deere 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator and showcase a variety of other John Deere machines.

Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC, recently named Murphy Tractor as an authorized distributor of the green line material handlers in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia's northern panhandle. According to Bill Buckles, vice president of sales at Murphy Tractor, the firm will now represent and service Sennebogen from Erie, Pa., in the north to the Wheeling, W.V., area and from the Ohio River to a 50-mi.

GeoShack held its annual Technology Roadshow event on June 20 at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge, Ohio. The event provided those involved with construction, survey, civil engineering, architecture and design industries an insight into the latest in laser, GPS, machine control and drone technologies.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company recently hosted Ohio-area contractors, municipal maintenance employees, farmers and landscape contractors for the dealership's round of annual holiday open house events. This year, the events were held at the company's Ohio branch locations in Brunswick, Canton, Cincinnati, Painesville and Poland throughout the month of December.