Business Roundup: Hayden-Murphy Equipment celebrates 60 years; Takeuchi names new national parts manager; Volvo taps Carter as VP for U.S. machine sales; Lian named CEO of H&R Construction Parts & Equipment; Custom Equipment acquired by SCG
Wayne Grayson | January 3, 2018

Custom Equipment of Wisc. acquired by private investment firm SCG

Custom Equipment of Wisconsin has been acquired by an affiliate of the investment firm, Stratford-Cambridge Group.

With headquarters in Richfield, Wisconsin, and a manufacturing facility in West Bend, Wisconsin, Custom Equipment is a family-owned welding and fabrication business. It began in 1981 by developing lifts for the cemetery and mausoleum markets.

Custom Equipment evolved into a firm that designs and manufactures specialized scissor lifts sold primarily under the Hy‐Brid Lifts brand. A full product line includes scissor lifts and aerial work platforms for the construction and industrial markets. They feature an electric drivetrain, low weight and high maneuverability, the company says.

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Lian named president, CEO, of H&R Construction Parts and Equipment

Aaron B. Lian has been named president and CEO of H&R Construction Parts and Equipment, succeeding Larry D. Mohr, who is retiring.

Lian has been chief operating officer since September 2016. He previously worked at Schwing America, as vice president and general manager in the St. Paul, Minnesota, area, managing and leading the company’s ready-mix products division. Before that, Lian worked at the ESCO Corporation for 24 years.

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Volvo Financial appoints Carter VP for U.S. construction equipment sales

Charles Carter has been named vice president of Construction Equipment Sales for Volvo Financial Services USA.

As of January 1, Carter is responsible for the construction equipment sales channel in the United States. He will work with Volvo Construction Equipment colleagues and the brand’s distribution network to provide finance solutions to construction equipment customers, the company says.

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Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co. celebrates 60 years in business; heads into prosperous new year

For Hayden-Murphy Equipment Company of Bloomington, Minnesota, 2017 brought not only its 60-year anniversary, but also significant increases in its rental segment and service-training demands.

“We’ve seen a nice increase in business in 2017, year-to-year, and we’re expecting that to continue into the new year,” Ken Boehm, vice president of sales, tells Equipment World.

“Rental utilization is up, so the rental fleet is much busier heading into 2018 than it was heading into 2017, so that’s a positive sign.”

In addition to an extensive line of Grove machines, Hayden-Murphy offers a full roster of Manitowoc cranes. The dealership focuses on providing customers with quality equipment backed by industry-leading aftermarket service.

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MacLeish named national parts manager for Takeuchi US

Takeuchi US has named Rick MacLeish as its new national parts manager.

MacLeish will support the company’s sales efforts by establishing and maintaining business partnerships with dealers and distributors to provide parts support for Takeuchi products, the company says.

He will manage purchasing, inventory, the parts call center, order processing and parts e-commerce. Other responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, developing parts sales programs and maintaining inventory controls, Takeuchi says.

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