Equipment Data Associates Buys Machinery Data Marketing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Equipment Data Associates, a subsidiary of Randall Publishing Company, Tuscaloosa, Ala., recently acquired Machinery Data Marketing, Clinton, Okla. With the acquisition, EDA becomes the exclusive provider of UCC-1 data to the machine tool and heavy equipment industries. UCC filings track new and used equipment purchases, as well as leases, rent-to-own and refinancing. The information gathered by these filings includes data on the buyer, seller, manufacturer, model and a detailed description of the equipment, among other details.

“This strategic acquisition further strengthens Randall Publishing’s position as the leading information source within all of the industries that we serve,” says Randall President and CEO Mike Reilly. “We are uniquely positioned to provide our customers with information about their customers,” he says.

Barkley Tackitt, MDM founder, will continue to work in the machine tool industry as he helps EDA transition his customer base. “EDA was the most strategic buyer for MDM,” he says. “I look forward to working with them to ensure a successful transition.”
Located in Charlotte, N.C., EDA is the nation’s exclusive provider of UCC-1 data to the heavy equipment, machine tool, trucking, farm equipment, printing equipment, and medical equipment markets.

About Randall Publishing
Founded in 1934, Randall Publishing publishes more than 35 magazines, directories, periodicals and websites. Randall operates the Construction Media Group (Equipment World, Top Bid and Equipment World Spec Guide), the Trucking Media Group (Overdrive, Truckers News and CCJ magazines), and the Industrial Media Group (Pumps & Systems and Modern Woodworking magazines).

Randall also owns and operates several online media entities, including,,, and Also under the Randall corporate umbrella are two trade shows – the Great American Trucking Show and the PumpUsers Expo – radio programs, a billboard company, a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies, and a UCC-filing database and research group.