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depends on Komatsu equipment to support this difficult market sector which presents both continuous and unique challenges. We are on the forefront of solving constructability problems needed to succeed at completing environmentally sensitive projectsmany of which are extremely challenging requiring specialized knowledge and skills Harshberger said. We depend heavily on Komatsu excavators and support equipment to stay ahead of the pack. Vice President Vic Roberts P. E. manages Jergens heavy highway work. Komatsu is on every job that we have across the board. This equipment is involved in everything that we do from environmental to heavy highway. And our truly talented shop mechanics team with Columbus Equipment to provide amazing job support. These are reasons that Bill Jergens has been a Columbus Equipment customer since the beginning. Over this time Jergens has also developed a deep trust in Mike Early. Naturally the two have become close friends. We have a trust that you dont usually get between an owner and a salesman. Mike is very straightforward and I trust his recommendations. In fact he will even recommend that I not buy certain things Jergens said. Roberts is quick to punctuate this point. He respects Early for his honesty too. We enjoy a special trust here. Mike puts his relationship with Bill above the possibility of collecting on a sale he said. So what does the future hold My son Andrew is currently the companys secretary Jergens explained. Hes learning and developing his own management style. Andrew along with many of our younger job supervisors are working their way up. We promote from inside of the company and it has worked out very well for us. We have a bright new generation of good people that mesh well with our current corporate management. Along with our current senior management Andrew and our younger supervisors are the future of our company. Finally asked about his companys reputation Jergens said modestly We have a good reputation as a reliable family-owned business that provides a very high level of service and has been around seemingly forever. With the companys ability to handle large complex projects and its willingness to develop new expertiseR. B. Jergens is ready for the future. R. B. Jergens typically uses the Komatsu PC228USLC excavator on public street-improvement projects as Jason Deckoperator and 22-year industry veterandemonstrates here on a road-widening project on N. Fairfield Road in Dayton Ohio. The PC228s ideal size and turn radius also allow it to negotiate tight work sites and traffic patterns where necessary. Columbus Equipments response is as good as you can get from any dealer in the country. They are super good people. Bill Jergens President R. B. Jergens Contractors Inc. 7