Linder Industrial Machinery Company's 65-year history began in 1953 with the opening of its first location in Lakeland, Fla. Growth and expansion through the years were achieved through leadership that placed customers' needs at the forefront of the business.
Today the company covers the Carolinas and Florida with 18 locations.
Company President John Coughlin sees Linder "evolving into a product support powerhouse."
"We are expanding our services by getting into more specialized types of offerings," Coughlin said. "In addition, we are sending more maintenance trucks to service our customers' equipment. Many contractors have downsized their maintenance staffs in order to reduce overhead. We have provided timely service to get on and off site with limited expense."
Today, Linder supplies Komatsu, Konecrane material-handling products, Wirtgen Group paving equipment, CemenTech concrete solutions and the Carlson commercial paver line of equipment to its seven Florida branch locations.
Linder also carries Superior Broom sweepers; Etnyre tack trucks and chip spreaders; Terramac crawler carriers; Mantsinen material handlers; Atlas cranes and excavators; Al-Jon equipment; and attachments from several manufacturers.
In addition, the material-handling group at Linder now offers Terberg tractors.
Not all manufacturers' products are offered at all locations.
(L-R): James Bulebush of Antraquip goes over the AQ4 rock-grinding tool with Alec and Evan Vaughn of G. Goodwin Enterprises in Clayton, N.C.
(L-R): Lee Cooper and Justin Barnhill, both of Barnhill Contracting in Rocky Mount, N.C., are welcomed to the celebration by John Coughlin, president of Linder.
The company is committed to service and is adding additional trucks.
(L-R): Ian Lockwood and Rob Leavel, both of Linder, welcome Gray Smith of Fred Smith Company.
(L-R) are Don Clapp, Young Construction Company in Wake Forest, N.C.; and John Coughlin, Rob Leavel and Tom MacGibbon, all of Linder.
(L-R): Steve Davis, Wright McKinley Forestry in Beulaville, N.C., and Vernon Williams and Tim McKenna, both with Linder, look over the automated blade control device for Komatsu dozers.
(L-R): Jay Terry of Linder goes over the Komatsu excavators with Brian and Kim Colbert, BCS Contractors, Spring Hope, N.C.
Matt Sharpe (L) of Linder speaks with Glenn Carroll of C&C Enterprises, Fuquay Varina, N.C.
Going over the wide assortment of Komatsu excavators are Kevin Gonyea (L) of East Coast Drilling in Wake Forest, N.C., and Owen Smith of Linder.
Representing the Fred Smith Company (L-R) are Chris Leonard, Joey Lovejoy, Hannable McGarity, David Lee, Jeremy Helms and Ricky Holloman.
Jay Terry (L) of Linder goes over Komatsu products with Lee Cooper of Barnhill Contracting in Rocky Mount, N.C.