Roland Machinery Co.

Roland Machinery Company held its Komatsu Forest Demo Day July 15 to 16 at its demo site in Pickerel, Wis. Customers were invited to see how the latest forestry equipment from Komatsu could benefit their operations. Representatives of Komatsu America Corp.

Roland Machinery Company has added the Humdinger & Tana earth moving and waste equipment product lineup at its locations throughout the midwest. Humdinger Equipment Ltd. and Tana North America Ltd. are privately-owned companies based in Texas, and are manufacturers and distributors of pull scrapers, landfill compactors, waste shredders, windrow turners and trommel screens, with modern control and remote monitoring systems, according to the companies.

Utility relocations delays prevented crews from starting work on the $68 million I-55 Interchange project on Weber Road in Romeoville, Ill., in 2018, but in early May 2019 operations began in earnest. The work zone covers Weber Road from 119th Street north/Rodeo Road of the interchange to 135th Street/Romeo Road to the south and 1/2 mi.

When Bud York graduated in 1978 he had a plan. He married his high school sweetheart, Susie, and the two started a foundation business, the aptly named Susie's Construction. It's a plan that has evolved through four decades, but it has worked. "We started with residential concrete foundations, but we got tired of waiting for people to do our digging," said York.

Epiroc, a productivity partner of the mining and infrastructure industries, has donated a FlexiROC T20 R drill rig and consumables to the mining engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. The FlexiROC T20 R replaces outdated equipment at the school's nationally recognized Experimental Mine, where students gain valuable hands-on experience with real equipment and mining practices.

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.

When consumers are finished using an item, it typically ends up on the curb ready for garbage collection. With more than 100 landfills in 43 states, Waste Connections Inc., is the third largest waste services company in the United States — and an increasingly safe bet as that item's final resting place.

In 1979, Bob and Pete Kordus opened Asphalt Contractors Inc. , focusing on sealcoating and maintenance work in and around Union Grove, Wisc. Bob's son, Robert, took an immediate interest in the company and tagged along with his dad as soon as he was allowed.

Speed. Efficiency. Accuracy. Devising a plan to achieve all three of those goals on a consistent basis can separate a company from its competition. For RAMS Contracting Ltd. , a Milwaukee-area, full-service contracting company, that plan involves a heavy dose of leading-edge technology.

Roland Machinery Company, a family-owned Komatsu dealer with branches in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana, celebrated 60 years in business Oct. 26 at its 13th Annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue. The celebration, held at the company's Springfield, Ill., branch, also featured an open house that treated visitors to demonstrations of Komatsu intelligent machines.

Roland Machinery Company, an authorized Doosan Portable Power dealer, is expanding its operations with the opening of a new location in Franksville, Wisc., and the recent acquisition of Heavy Equipment Specialist LLC, in Slinger, Wisc. Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., Roland Machinery Co.