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RMS hires TJ Burns as General Manager of RMS Rentals

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      Road Machinery & Supplies Co. has hired TJ Burns as General Manager of RMS Rentals . Burns comes to RMS Rentals after more than six years at United Rentals. Burns was most recently the Branch Manager at United Rentals, overseeing a four-state market from his Des Moines, Iowa, location.   “I am very excited to be at RMS Rentals. My career has been in equipment rentals. The opportunity to be here and combine that experience with a company that believes and invests in rentals was very appealing,” said Burns.   “RMS Rentals is a vital part of our organization, and it serves a very important and unique customer base. Having TJ in place as General Manager will be a major asset for RMS Rentals. He has a keen understanding of what rentals customers need and has a track record of success. He will be a great addition to our family,” said Vice President, Sales & Product Support Joe Schmidtlein.   “We’re excited to have TJ a part our team and look forward to

Finding creative solutions for customers is a shared priority for Meyer Contracting and RMS

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  Completing projects requires more than manpower and diesel fuel. Every job site poses unique obstacles that must be dealt with. Some of the solutions are as simple as adding a machine to the fleet, but others require real ingenuity. The constant challenge to provide those solutions for its customers is what drives Meyer Contracting Inc. VIDEO: Meyer Contracting uses iMC excavators to boost efficiency “Once you understand the customer’s needs — and then meet them — you’ll have a successful project and a satisfied customer,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Verlyn Schoep. “In order to do that, we adopt our clients’ values and make them extremely important to us.”   Those values change with each project. Schoep says Meyer Contracting has developed a knack for identifying a customer’s main value for a project and understanding how to best meet it, whether it’s track time for rail customers or strict timelines for cities and municipalities.     For example, it need

Belt winder addition will improve turnaround times for aggregate customers

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  The production and efficiency of an aggregate spread relies on the constant production of all its equipment – when one element fails, it brings the entire operation to a halt. Getting your equipment back up and running is paramount to profitability. Road Machinery & Supplies Co. understands this, which is why it recently purchased a belt winder for its Savage warehouse. This addition allows RMS to purchase belting in bulk, giving it the ability to meet customer demand quicker and easier. "Conveyor belt sales have been growing over the past three years, and we were using third-party vendors to try and meet demand. However, we felt there was an opportunity to be more competitive if we had more product on-hand," said PSSR Manager Tom Burrows. "We analyzed the potential revenue and margin growth potential by seeking volume purchasing discounts and having belting in-house. Now we have the ability to deliver belting to our customers without relying

Epiroc launches self-service, anytime video collection

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    Operators and service techs seeking to maximize equipment uptime have had their call answered by Epiroc, which has introduced a series of 24/7 self-service videos with instructions for troubleshooting, maintenance and repair needs. The videos, available for web or mobile devices, have been designed for those customers who prefer to conduct their own routine maintenance and minor repairs in their own Epiroc fleets. Mining and construction users will have access anytime, anywhere, and can view frequently asked questions and recommended parts and tooling as well. The series, which also features closed captioning, currently contains 50 videos covering troubleshooting, maintenance issues and repairs, including troubleshooting sensor failure, winterizing, pre-walk inspection, e-stop and more.  The series focuses on the SmartROC D65, D60, D55 and PowerROC T45, T35, with plans to expand to all equipment offerings, including other rock excavation and drilling equipmen

VIDEO: RMS rebuilds a Komatsu PC4000 mining shovel

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  The team at Road Machinery & Supplies Co.'s Virginia and Hibbing locations did a complete rebuild of a Komatsu PC4000 mining shovel in the summer of 2021. The service team disassembled the machine at one location, completed any service that was required - from hose replacement to component replacement, and reassembled it at the new location. Click here to watch the timelapse video!

BKB maximizes efficiency with Potain T80 crane from RMS Rentals

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    Brittney Yares is a fast learner and an extremely ambitious person. Those two traits are why her company BrittneyKate Builds (BKB) has grown from a weekend project with a friend to a booming and respected company . BKB completes large housing complexes throughout the Minneapolis suburbs. “Six years ago I framed a basement with a friend and thought it was a great accomplishment and super fun,” recalled Yares. “So I kept doing it. I did some more basements, then houses, then townhomes, and eventually giant complexes.”   VIDEO: See what BKB Owner Brittney Yares says about the Potain T80 crane and RMS Rentals   Her passion has fueled the company’s growth, and recently BKB worked on its largest project to date, a two-phase, 150-unit housing complex in Minneapolis’ northwest suburbs. To tackle the job, BKB enlisted the help of RMS Rentals and Territory Manager Scott Solberg to add a Potain T80 self-erecting crane at the job site .   “We knew we needed the c

RMS named Dealer of the Year by Epiroc

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  Road Machinery & Supplies Co. was named Dealer of the Year by Epiroc for its performance in 2021.   "We have a great relationship with Epiroc, and we are proud to carry and service its products," said Vice President Sales & Marketing Andy Schwandt. "Being named Dealer of the Year is a great accomplishment, and it shows that we are succeeding at being a trusted partner to our customers and manufacturers. It also shows that we are providing the equipment, support, and technology solutions that enable our customers to build infrastructure and industries in the communities we serve. This is a very big accomplishment for our entire organization. A big 'thank you' goes out to everyone involved."   Road Machinery & Supplies Co. was the only distributor in the country to receive the honor. Some of the 2021 highlights for RMS and Epiroc include: 56% increase in revenue growth from 2020 Doubled year-over-year consumables sales Extensive E