Roland Machinery Co.

For the past half-century, the Roland family has worked relentlessly to become a major player in the Midwest equipment distribution market. Today, the family-owned Komatsu business, located in Springfield, Ill., is widely recognized as being among the most successful equipment dealerships in North America, with 15 branches in the Midwest states of Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana.



Roland Machinery Hires Bryan Winek

Roland Machinery announced it has hired Bryan Winek as used equipment territory manager. Winek, based at the company's Bolingbrook, Ill., location, is tasked with selling used equipment and generating new business in northern Illinois and two counties in northwest Indiana....


K-Five's New Milling Machine Meets Goals, Honors Founder

The Krug family has been involved in the growth of the Chicagoland area for four generations. From constructing skyscrapers to paving the major arteries in and around the Windy City, the Krug lineage is firmly entrenched in northeast Illinois....


Roland Machinery Hosts Komatsu Forest Demo Day

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....


Roland Machinery Company Now Offers Humdinger & Tana Equipment

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....


Illinois' Weber Road, I-55 Interchange Project Moves Forward

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....


Growth Over Decades Proves Dixon, Mo., Company's Success

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....


Epiroc Donates Drill to Missouri School

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....


Emery Sapp & Sons Continues to Grow

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....


Waste Connections Inc. — Midway Division — Safety and Efficiency Drive Chicago-Area Landfill

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....


Asphalt Contractors Inc. — Family-Owned Union Grove, Wisc., Company Turns Opportunities Into Growth

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....






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