Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24whenever the crew needed to move it. Additionally, maintenance is much easier on the new machine. “The maintenance guys like it because everything is out in the open at ground level. They don’t have to climb around it like they did on the old screener,” Snow said. Arms Trucking handles most maintenance on equip- ment, Bates noted, but Columbus Equipment Company responds quickly when needed. “Columbus Equipment technicians quickly resolved an issue with the screener, for example,” Snow noted. While customer service is Arms’ top priority, giving back to the community is high on the list, too. Arms Trucking Company’s headquarters building in East Claridon was once Claridon Elementary School, part of which is more than a century old. The company reno- vated some of the building for its offices and dispatch center, and left the rest unchanged, down to the hall lockers. The building is available for community activi- ties in Geauga County. The company has long been active in the community, supporting 4-H and providing equipment for the county fair, with Howard Bates serving on the county fair board for many years. Further afield, the Boyd division sponsors a scholarship for turf grass students at Penn State, Bates said. Successful companies adapt and evolve with the times. At Arms Trucking, the formula for success has included thoughtful diversification, dedicated customer service, and investment in the right equipment for the task at hand. Arms Sand & Gravel Foreman Dan Mahne has been with the company over 20 years, and resolutely describes the Komatsu WA470 wheel loader as the quarry “workhorse.” The reliable machine is used for loading a variety of aggregate product, as well as processing incoming debris (above) in Newbury, Ohio. “It used to take us 45 minutes to an hour to run a load of 24 tons. Now, with the McCloskey 512, it takes 20 to 25 minutes.” Greg Snow; Operator, The Arms Trucking Company 7