Road Machinery & Supplies Co. will begin construction of the planned 25,000-sq.-ft. building located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 65 and Franklin Road this fall and is expected to complete the project next spring.
On Sept. 9, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) announced the purchase of 14 acres of property in Bondurant, Iowa. The company will construct a new state-of-the art parts, sales, service and rental operations facility that will serve the Des Moines area and much of Central Iowa.
The company will begin construction of the planned 25,000-sq. ft. building located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 65 and Franklin Road this fall and is expected to complete the project next spring. The facility will feature 10 service bays, including an over-sized drive-through bay that will accommodate large aggregate equipment.
The company will move from its much smaller existing facility on Sheridan Road and all 35 employees will be transferred to the new location. Joe Schmidtlein, RMS vice president of Iowa operations, will oversee the project.
Company executives believe the Des Moines area is poised for significant growth in the coming years and this new facility will enable them to support that development.
"We are excited about this expansion which will allow us to better service our customers in Des Moines and surrounding areas," said RMS CEO Mike Sill II, grandson of the company's founder.
Company President Russell Sheaffer added, "This new building will provide the infrastructure necessary to achieve our business objectives while offering new and exciting opportunities for existing and future RMS employees."
Based in Savage, Minn., RMS operates nine locations across Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and five affiliated companies in Minnesota and Texas. It is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu construction and mining equipment in Minnesota, Iowa and four Illinois counties surrounding the Quad Cities. It also sells and services construction, mining, road paving and compaction equipment for leading manufacturers such as Roadtec, GOMACO, Epiroc, Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushing and more.
For more information, visit rmsequipment.com.
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