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7brokedontchangeit.AdditionallyEagleBridgehasthreeKomatsudozersaD39aD41andaD51.Thesetoohavebeentrouble-freemachines.Asabridgebuilderwedontputbighoursonourdozerstheyaremostlysupportequipmenttoturndirt.TheKomatsudozershavedoneagreatjobsupportingourbridgeoperationsRocksaid.Cranesontheotherhandareintegraltoanybridge-buildingoperationandtheFrantzeshavefoundtheygetthebestsupportfromColumbusEquipmentandLink-Belt.Becausecranescanremaininservicefordecadespartssupportisaconcernwithanoldermodel.EagleBridgeownsaLink-Belt118crawlercranethatwasmanufacturedin1980andLink-BeltstillmakespartsforitTomnoted.Weownanotheroldcranefromadifferentmanufacturerthatyoucantbuypartsforsoweareleaningtowardthebrandthatsupportstheirprod-uctandthatsLink-Belt.ThefactoryisinKentuckyandColumbusEquipmentcancallandgetapartanytimeweneedit.Cranesdontgethoursliketrackhoessoyougetsomeageonthesemachines.Theyareauniquepieceofequipment.Anyonewhohasacranetreatsitwithkidgloveshecommented.Link-Beltsareverydependablemachines.The118isfrom1980anditstilldoesanicejobheadded.EagleBridgealsoownsa10-year-oldLink-Belt13880-toncrawlercrane.Wearereallyhappywithit.Itfunctionswellitsallhydraulicitmoveswellandittravelswellonthejob.ThenewerhydraulicmachinesfromLink-Beltarejustgreatmachines.TheFrantzbrothersbothUniversityofDaytonengineeringgradshopetokeepEagleBridgeCo.onagrowthtrajectory.OurgoalistocontinuegrowingtakecareofourpeopleandmakealivingoutofitRocksaid.Goingforwardthecompanyhasbroughtonseveralyoungengineerstoexpandouroperationsandcontinuethecompanysgrowth.Itseemsthebridge-buildinggenegotpasseddowntoanothergenerationtoo.Rockssonandson-in-lawarebothengineerswiththecompanysotheFrantzfamilywillcontinuebuildinginOhioforyearstocome.LeftWA250OperatorJerrodWrightandcrewworkona25AReconstructionprojectinPiquaOhio.CenterAlongwithHelenandJohnFrantzRichardFrantzcenterpicturedwithsonsTomleftandRockisamemberoftheOhioContractorsAssociationHallofFame.RightEagleBridgeHeadEstimatorSeanWadeleftandEngineerBradyBates.TheKomatsuexcavatorshavebeenveryefficientforuswithnomajorenginerepairsandnohydraulicreplacements.RockFrantzPresidentEagleBridgeCo.