What’s old is new again.
The company that was first established as Trax Inc. in 1962 is back to operating under its original name.
The name switch comes at the close of a two-year era of change for the Georgia-based used equipment dealership, which included stepping into the rental business in 2005 and moving the company’s Georgia location to a new site along Interstate 75 in Forest Park. It has a second location in Gray, KY.
Trax was founded when H.D. “Mac” McCondichie left a position at Atlanta’s Cat dealer to become the first used machinery dealer in the area.
In the first year, run only by McCondichie and his wife, Mary Katherine, the company made $1 million in sales. Within three decades, it grew to 100 employees and $75 million in annual revenues.
Over the years, the company diversified. In 1978, it opened the Kentucky sales office along Interstate 75 and, in 1982, it created a salvage business.
By 1991, Trax had evolved into six separate corporate entities, mainly dealing with the distribution of new equipment. McCondichie decided to sell four of them and focus on the niche in which he began — used parts and equipment. He retained Maxx Parts and Equipment — Kentucky, which began as Trax’s Kentucky sales office, and Maxx Parts and Equipment — Georgia, which was originally Trax Salvage.
It is these two companies that now operate as one under the Trax Inc. name.
“Our goal at Trax Inc. is to supply the construction, mining and site development industries with quality machines and parts at competitive prices,” said Jerald Phillips, general manager.
The company has recently added key personnel in order to better serve the industry, Phillips added.
Ken Feltner, who returned to Trax Inc. in February, heads the Kentucky location as its branch manager. He started at the company in 1992 in the used parts division and has practical experience in the road construction industry.
Gary Stone recently returned as national and international sales representative out of the Georgia office.
For more information, call 800/241-3099. CEG Staff