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BRANCHNEWSMoveToNewCorporateHeadquartersCOLUMBUSBRANCHREMAINS18Anexistingshopbuildingwillbeconvertedtoadedi-catedtrainingcenterwheretechnicianswillreceivehands-ontrainingandintoashopareaforpreparingandmaintainingthecompanysusedequipment.TheColumbusbranchofficeincludingsalesserviceandpartsremainsattheKingstonAvenuelocationwhereColumbusEquipmentwasfounded62yearsago.ThecompanyplanstobuildanewbranchfacilityatthePerformanceWaylocationinthefuture.ColumbusEquipmentwasnamedaDynapacTop5Dealerfor2013.TheawardisbasedonsalesvolumeandreflectsthecontinuedfaithplacedbyOhiospavingcontractorsinthecompanysPavingDivisionwhichwasfoundedin1953.CompanyofficialsreceivedtheawardatConExposeepicturepage21.Onarelatednotethe2014OhioAsphaltExposhowwasverywellattendedandparticipantsreflectedexcitementintheasphaltindustrybasedonthenumberofprojectsinthepipeline.ColumbusEquipmentdisplayedDynapacandCarlsonproductsincludinganinsidedisplaywithaCarlsonLEDBladeLightthatlituptheentirehallway.FinallythankstoallcustomerswhoattendedoneoftheKubotaOpenHousesinMayinColumbusToledoandDayton.TheKubotafactoryrepsandoursalesandser-vicerepsansweredlotsofquestionsandhelpedcustomersfindtherightpieceofequipmentfortheirapplications.ColumbusGeneWyerhasjoinedtheColumbusbranchasservicemanager.Hehasnearly20yearsexperienceintheindustryasatechnicianandshopmanager.GenelivesinZanesvillewithhiswifeandtwoteenagesons.Theyenjoycampingandoff-roading.AlsointheColumbusbranchJeremyRobinsonhasbeenaddedasanewfielddispatcher.Jeremyhasworkedinthepartsdepartmentforseveralyears.CColumbusEquipmentCompanyscorporateofficeshavemovedto2323PerformanceWayColumbus.Thenewcorporatecampusona23-acresitethatwasformerlyownedbyacustomerprovidesthecompanywithroomforfutureexpansionandgrowth.