HCEA Adds Nine Corporate Members

March 5, 2013

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) announced nine new Corporate Memberships: Caterpillar, A.A. Will Corp., Stone Products, Supreme-DSC Dredge, O&G Industries, Columbus Equipment Co., Eagle Crusher Co., Rhoads Industries, and Capone Brothers, Inc.

Formed in 1925 through the merger of The Holt Manufacturing Company and C.L. Best Tractor Co., Caterpillar manufactures construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, diesel generator sets, and diesel-electric locomotives. Through a 50/50 joint venture with Navistar, Caterpillar also produces heavy-duty over-the-road trucks.

A.A. Will was founded in 1886 by Alex Will and is now under its fifth generation of Will family ownership and is the oldest family-operated construction firm in the greater Boston area. It has progressed from horse carts for hire and delivery of fill, firewood and manure to foundation construction, underpinning, top-down building construction, site development, landfill construction and remediation, and heavy civil construction.

Stone is a leading wholesaler of new and used mining and aggregate equipment in Canton, Ohio. Founded in 1970, they serve the entire United States and Canada, as well as parts of South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and Asia.

Supreme-DSC was formed in November, 2011, through the combination of cutter and suction dredge manufacturer DSC Dredge, LLC and clamshell dredge builder Supreme Dredge & Processing, LLC. It has plants in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Michigan, and provides sales and service in over 40 countries.

O&G is one of the largest construction materials and services companies in the Northeastern United States. Founded in 1923 and operating under its third generation of family management, this Torrington, Connecticut, company is both a major building and heavy contractor and a producer of aggregates, asphalt, concrete, masonry and architectural stone.

Columbus was founded in April 1952 when founder Willis Early purchased his employer, Carroll & Edwards. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it represents Komatsu, Mooroka, Takeuchi, Atlas Copco and Kubota from 10 locations across the Buckeye State.

Eagle Crushers of Galion, Ohio, pioneered the structural steel frame jaw crusher in the early 1900s and produced its first portable hard rock crusher in 1928. It acquired the Austin-Western and Diamond Iron Works lines of aggregate equipment in the 1970s, and continues under its third generation of private ownership as a leading innovator of high-volume portable crushing equipment.

Rhoads is a heavy metal fabricator and shipbuilder. Founded in 1938, they are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with facilities in the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Capone Brothers, of Canton, Massachusetts, is a highway contractor founded in 1968.

HCEA Corporate Members designate up to five of their officers and employees to receive the HCEA's quarterly magazine, Equipment Echoes, and VIP passes to its annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition, to be held next in Wilmington, Ill., August 16th through 18th, 2013. They also receive links on the HCEA's website at www.hcea.net, and are being publicized in Equipment Echoes and in press releases to trade publications and websites.

The HCEA was founded in 1986, and has over 4,300 members in 25 countries. In addition to its magazine and hosting an annual working exhibition of restored construction equipment, it operates the National Construction Equipment Museum and archives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Individual memberships are $30.00 within the USA and Canada, and $40.00 US elsewhere. Information is available at www.hcea.net, or by calling 419.352.5616 or e-mailing info@hcea.net.