RMS Expands Operations in Greater Des Moines
Today the company announced the opening of its newly constructed state-of-the-art sales & service facility at 3001 Oxbow Court in Bondurant. The 25,000 square-foot building includes 10 drive through service bays large enough to accommodate large aggregate, mining, and construction equipment, an extensive parts warehouse, and administrative offices. The company has vacated its former facility on Sheridan Street in Des Moines, and all twenty-nine (29) Des Moines area-based employees will work from the new Bondurant location.
Company officials believe the Greater Des Moines area will continue to see significant long-term growth and this new facility will enable them to better support that development. “We are excited to better service our customers in Des Moines and the surrounding areas,” said RMS CEO Mike Sill II. Company President Russell Sheaffer added, “We are making a significant investment in Iowa. In addition to this new store, we are building a nearly identical facility in Cedar Rapids which will open in the coming weeks. Never before have we been so committed to improving our customer support capabilities in the state.” Joe Schmidtlein, Vice President Iowa Operations is particularly excited about what this facility means for the company’s aggregate and mining business. “The aggregate and mining industry is a huge part of RMS’ business, and we put a lot of thought into building a facility that will allow us to service this segment of our business safely and efficiently. It may appear we overbuilt, but the equipment seldom gets smaller and we wanted to make sure we built for the future.” Schmidtlein commented.
Road Machinery & Supplies Co is a distributor of construction and mining equipment with sales and support operations throughout the Upper Midwest. RMS represents the best brands in the industry and backs them up with responsive, knowledgeable product support and technology solutions, enabling customers to complete their jobs safely and on time. Based in Savage, Minnesota, RMS operates nine locations across Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and seven affiliated companies in Minnesota and Texas.
RMS’ business is anchored by its long relationship with Komatsu, the second largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world. Other brands represented, such as KPI-JCI, Epiroc and Sandvik give RMS additional presence in the quarry, mining, and conveying industries. RMS plays a sizable role in the highway construction industry as well with products for paving, milling and compaction sourced from manufacturers such as Gomaco, LeeBoy, Roadtec and Bomag.