Murphy Tractor & Equipment, Inc.

Construction crews in Kansas continue making progress on a $65 million undertaking known as The Green Project. Workers are tasked with replacing aging pavement; the structurally deficient bridges over the Little Arkansas River; and the functionally obsolete bridges over Arkansas Avenue and Broadway Avenue.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) two-phase, $166 million South Side Mega Fix project in Columbus, an initiative awarded to Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), will be delivered in April/May 2021. The $126 million project is reconstructing and adding a lane in each direction on I-71 between Stringtown Road and I-70; reconfiguring the I-270/71 southbound interchange; replacing 10 bridges and erecting two new ones; and building three noise walls.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $1.3 billion I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up project in the city of Columbus (Franklin County) is helping to replace, upgrade and rehabilitate aging highway infrastructure in the downtown core and improve traffic flow and safety for motorists.

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.