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Kirby-Smith Opens Its Newest Facility in Kansas City

Wed December 13, 2017 - Midwest Edition #25
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(L-R): Jeffry Weller, COO, executive vice president of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., thanks everyone and gives his opening remarks at the Kansas City, Kan., grand opening while Tim Yauilla, Kansas City operations manager, and Del Keffer, vice president of sales, both of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., stand by to cut the ribbon.
(L-R): Jeffry Weller, COO, executive vice president of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., thanks everyone and gives his opening remarks at the Kansas City, Kan., grand opening while Tim Yauilla, Kansas City operations manager, and Del Keffer, vice president of sales, both of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., stand by to cut the ribbon.
(L-R): Jeffry Weller, COO, executive vice president of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., thanks everyone and gives his opening remarks at the Kansas City, Kan., grand opening while Tim Yauilla, Kansas City operations manager, and Del Keffer, vice president of sales, both of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., stand by to cut the ribbon.
(L-R) are Kelly Shuffield, general service manager, crane division of Kirby-Smith; John Artberry, crane division sales manager, Kirby-Smith; Wes Spencer, Allied Crane; and Scott Hasenclever, Kirby-Smith. 
 
Jeffry Weller, COO and executive vice president of Kirby-Smith, Tim Yauilla, Kirby-Smith’s Kansas City operations manager and Del Keffer, vice president of sales of Kirby-Smith, cut the ribbon during the event. 
Pete Kulp (R) of LeeBoy answers questions about the line from Rod Calvert (L), owner  and Steve Davey, both of Calvert’s Paving. 
Blue Hat Crane representatives Mike Palendat (L) and David Lapin take a tour of the shop area at the grand opening.
(L-R): Chris Wise, LBX; Mick Crimmins, Strickland Manufacturing; Adam Craft, LBX; and Kevin Roberts, also of LBX, enjoy their time at the event. 
David Baker (C), senior vice president of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., Oklahoma City, welcomes Joseph Melnik (L) of Phillips 66 Lubricates and Bill Laslow, president EDPA LLC. 
Steve Short of A T Industries Demolition, receives a tour of the new Kansas City facility from Kirby-Smith’s COO Jeffry Weller. 
David Mehrtens (R), corporate used equipment manager, Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., thanks Winfred Anderson of Recyclable Materials Relocating and Scott York, Rock and Dirt Construction, for attending the grand opening. Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc.’s newest 8,730-sq.-ft. location is located at 8320 Ruby Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Scott Hasenclever (R), Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., goes over the features of this KCM 45ZV-2 wheel loader with Jack Ables (L) of Lumber Jack Crane and Brad Mullen, Mullen Excavating. 
(L-R): Joel Thomason, Kirby-Smith Machinery, talks about the LeeBoy pavers with Phil and Josiah Birkinsha and Bill Munsen, all of Approved Paving.
These two gentleman were a big part of the new Kansas City facility. Joe Vaught (L) of the Vaught Group sold the land to Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., and Morgan Rose of Rose construction built the facility. 
Gary Bell, vice president, Sam Shelton, marketing manager, and Tom Harmon, regional sales manager, all of KCMA Corporation attend the event.    
David Mehrtens (second from L), corporate used equipment manager of Kirby-Smith, sits down with (L-R) “Chubby” Shaw of Shaw Excavating & Grading LLC and Bev and Jeff Wagner of Wagner Excavating LLC. 
(L-R): Shane Schartau and Jose Perez, both of Broderson Manufacturing Corp., and John Arterberry, Crane Division sales manager, Kirby-Smith Machinery.

More than 160 guests stopped by Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc.'s grand opening celebration for its newest location in Kansas City, Kan.

Jeffry Weller, COO and executive vice president of Kirby-Smith, Tim Yauilla, Kirby-Smith's Kansas City sales and operations manager and Del Keffer, vice president of sales of Kirby-Smith, cut the ribbon during the event, officially opening Kirby Smith's 10th branch. The location carries a wide variety of equipment, including LBX (Link-Belt excavators), KCM loaders, Grove cranes, Manitowoc cranes, Broderson cranes, National boom trucks, Terramac crawler carries, Hydrema equipment, Leeboy paving equipment, Falcon asphalt recyclers, Genesis hammers and JRB attachments. The company also offers an assorted rental fleet that includes other brands, including Takeuchi, Air Burners, JLG/Skytrak and more. The location will also provide parts and service support for customers in Kansas and western Missouri. The 8,730-sq.-ft. facility includes four service bays with high ceilings conducive to crane service and repairs.

“I was so pleased to see the terrific turnout of customers for our open house,” said Tim Yauilla. “The turnout was definitely the highlight of the show. We finally were able to put faces to many of our customers and meet several new companies for the first time. It was a great day, and I want to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who attended. We are here for our customers, so if you need anything, please stop by again when you have a chance. Then we can sit down and see what Kirby-Smith Machinery can do to help you and your company.”

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. is a leading distributor of heavy construction equipment, industrial equipment and cranes. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Kirby-Smith serves the construction, paving, industrial, aggregate, pipeline/oilfield service and various other industries with 10 full-service locations, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, Lubbock, St. Louis and Kansas City.

For more information, visit www.kirby-smith.com.