Rudd Equipment Company, the authorized full line Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) dealer for all or part of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has reached an agreement with Volvo CE to add Ohio to its territory. The Ohio territory includes the entire state as well as three counties in northern Kentucky and two counties in south-east Indiana.
Rudd Equipment Company, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Louisville, Ky., sells and supports the complete line of Volvo CE’s construction equipment — wheel loaders, articulated haulers, excavators, compact equipment and road building machinery — at its current branch locations in Evansville, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Ind.; Corbin, Louisville, and Prestonsburg, Ky.; St. Louis, Mo.; Clearfield and Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Charleston, W. Va. Rudd initially plans to open three new facilities in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to serve the needs of the Ohio market. The new agreement for Ohio takes effect September 1, 2009.
In conjunction with its move into Ohio, Rudd plans to significantly expand and upgrade its central parts warehouse. Rudd Equipment Company maintains its own parts freight system to provide 98 percent next-day parts availability to its customers.
“We are delighted to expand our association with such an experienced and customer oriented company,” said Göran Lindgren, president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Asheville, N.C. “Rudd brings over fifty years of strong service, dedicated customer support and extensive industry knowledge and experience to this important marketplace.”
Rudd Equipment Company has provided sales and service for Volvo’s general purpose construction and compact equipment for many years before adding the Volvo CE road machinery product lines to its portfolio in January 2008. Rudd has established the following toll-free phone numbers for existing Volvo CE customers in Ohio. Customers are encouraged to call these numbers to request parts and service support or sales and rental information:
• Parts — 800/529-4050
• Service — 877/DIG-RUDD (344-7833)
• Machine sales and rental — 800/426-7095
For more information, visit www.ruddequipment.com.
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