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7haventhadaneedforemergencyservicebutJoehasalwaystoldmetocallhimiftheresaproblemandhellseeitthroughforme.Thatsworthalot.WeldonTruckingmaintainsagaragestaffedbymechanicJimKnightandhelperRonHaughttoserviceanyequipmentthatisntunderwarranty.PartsavailabilityfromColumbusEquipmenthasbeenverygoodMillersaid.Wecancalloverthereandgetwhateverweneed.Aftersixtrouble-freeyearsasaKomatsuownerWeldonissoldonthebrand.ThefactthatwehavebeenrunningaKomatsudozerforfiveyearsandjustboughtanotheronetellsyouhowIfeelabouttheequip-menthesaid.IamgoingtostartnegotiatinganothercontractandIamsureIwillbebuyingaWA500wheelloaderifIgetit.ColumbusEquipmentCompanyhastreatedusverywellandtheequipmenthasbeengood.IhaverunCaseCATKomatsuJohnDeereIvebeenaroundthemallMillersaid.KomatsumakesthebesttrackhoesandIthinkKomatsuhascomealongwiththeirequipment.WiththeperformancewevehadwiththisequipmentsofarIwouldntthinkofswitching.DoeWeldonTruckingCompanytracesitshistorybackto1919whenHaroldRussellWeldonstartedhaul-ingwithonepickup-sizedtruck.HaroldLarrysgrand-fatherwasjust19yearsoldatthetime.IdontknowexactlywhenitbecameacompanyperseLarrysaidbutHaroldranthecompanyuntil1967.AtthattimeLarrysfatherDoyleRussellWeldoneveryonecalledhimDoeaccordingtoLarrytookoverthecompanyandmanagedituntilhepassedawayin1991.Larryisthethirdgenerationofthefamilytorunthecompany.ThefourthgenerationisrepresentedbyhisdaughterLoriLucaswhoworksintheofficewithLarryswifeSusie.LorissonBradenisstillapreschoolersoitsalittleearlytotellifhellwanttojointhefamilybusi-nessbuthedoessharethemiddlenameRussellwithalltheownerssoitmaywellbeinevitable.WiththeperformancewevehadwiththisequipmentsofarIwouldntthinkofswitching.BrianMillerSuperintendentDoeWeldonTruckingCompanyLefttorightOther-worldlygypsumformationscreatedbytheelements.2.Thelandfillsiteseesconstantactionwith21st-Centurytechnologyandexperiencedoperatorskeepingoperationsonschedule.3.SusieleftandLarryWeldonrightwithdaughterLoriandgrandsonBradenwhowillrepresentthecompanysfifthgenerationsomeday.4.AWeldonTruckingKomatsuWA450seenhereremovingflyashwastematerialfromthefacility.5.DespiteheavyworkloadsindemandingconditionsWeldonhasenjoyedsixtrouble-freeyearswithKomatsuequipment.TheyreallypayattentiontofuelconsumptionandtheylikethefueleconomyKomatsumachinesoffer.JoeMooreSalesRepColumbusEquipmentCompany