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LeeBoy 8616D asphalt paver excels in cold weather for MR Paving & Excavating

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    MR Paving & Excavating knew their recent project in New Ulm, Minn. was going to occur in cold weather conditions. Fortunately, his new LeeBoy 8616D asphalt paver was designed to excel in those conditions. With heated gates and a solid screed, the 8616D was still able to provide a great mat.   Click here to check out the video and learn more!

Baker Enterprises Inc. uses GOMACO GT3600 Extreme curb paver for unique trail

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    Walking, hiking and other recreational trails are common projects for most paving companies. However, every so often an opportunity comes along that stands out. That’s exactly how Baker Enterprises Inc. ended up constructing Nathan’s Mile, a 2-mile trail around a cornfield in Vinton, Iowa.   VIDEO: Baker Enterprises uses GOMACO GT3600 Extreme curb machine for unique glow-in-the-dark walking trail   While the initial description didn’t seem very unique, there was one element that was — the trail was intended to glow in the dark. It would also be the longest glow-in-the-dark concrete trail in the country.   When the bid for the project went public, Baker Enterprises knew it wanted the job.   “One thing for us that makes projects like this special is we take a lot of pride in our quality of work. We enjoy getting away from some of the other things and doing some local stuff for communities like this,” said Baker Enterprises Owner Shawn Baker.

Wendling Quarries Inc. fuels growth through relationships and valuing employees

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  In a commodity-based industry, all companies work to provide customers with quality materials at a low price. What makes a company stand out in the industry, however, is identifying areas that can provide added value for their customers and mastering them. That’s what has made Wendling Quarries Inc. a leader in the industry.   VIDEO: Wendling Quarries trusts Road Machinery & Supplies Co. for equipment and service “It’s easy to focus on the product and price, but we don’t want to stop there,” said Vice President of Operations Kaleb DiRico. “We believe that if we look out for our customers’ best interests, that is going to help them be more successful. If they are more successful, they are going to do more business. That, in turn, helps us be more successful. It’s what we call the outward mindset.”   That philosophy has fueled Wendling Quarries’ growth since it was purchased by Manatt’s Inc. in 1987. The company currently includes 50 quarry locations throughout Iow

RMS breaks ground on new Byron branch

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      Road Machinery & Supplies Co. officially broke ground at the site of its newest branch location in Byron, Minn., on Wednesday, Sept. 7. RMS leaders were joined by Bryon city officials and representatives from both the project’s general contractor AB Systems and DeCook Excavating to celebrate the occasion.   “Southeastern Minnesota is an exciting market for us not only because our market share is strong here, but also because it will enable us to continue to grow our aggregate initiative, which is very important to us,” said RMS CEO Mike Sill II.   The Byron location is located at 101 Country Club Road on a 10-acre site outside of Rochester, Minn. The 15,000 square-foot facility will provide equipment sales, service, and rental capabilities in addition to technology solutions and greater parts availability for customers in southeastern Minnesota. It will feature four drive-through service bays, a dedicated wash bay, a parts warehouse, employee offices

ASTEC GT205S is the right fit for InRoads Paving quarry

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InRoads Paving was looking for a machine to place in its Ames, Iowa, quarry. With the help of Road Machinery & Supplies Co.'s Bondurant branch, InRoads went with an ASTEC GT205S mobile screen. The results have been immediate. Click here to watch InRoads Equipment Manager Brian Armstrong talk about the decision process and how the machine is performing.

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