Aspen Equipment expands its territory into Missouri and Kansas

Aspen Equipment has announced its expanded coverage in the Midwest by adding parts of western Missouri and northeast Kansas to its territory. The Company will add 74 counties in the two states serving National Crane boom trucks sales, rental, and field service.

Aaron Carlson, Aspen Equipment’s director of sales, said the latest territory expansion leverages the strength of its operations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, and its desire for growth, as the Company anticipates a rise in boom truck and truck upfitting demands in the future.

“With this strategic expansion, Aspen will be well-positioned to take advantage of the uptick in construction and utility work in the coming years,” Carlson said. “Expanding into Kansas and Missouri is an important step that enables us to serve customers in regions that are expected to grow.”

To lead this expansion, Joe Rowan has been appointed as Territory Manager, with Aspen’s facility in Ankeny, Iowa, serving as the main support hub for the new territory.

Founded in 1926, Aspen Equipment has built a reputation for National Crane sales, rental and product support. It has four locations serving a broad range of end market customers: Minneapolis; Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Nebraska.

Northland Crane Service Grows Fleet With National Crane Boom Trucks from Aspen Equipment

Minnesota-based Northland Crane Service supports multiple industries with their lifting needs. The company recently added to their fleet with the purchase of new National Crane 55L boom trucks from Aspen Equipment. Read the full story in the November 2021 issue of Western Builder.

David Phillips Joins Aspen Equipment as New Territory Manager

Today Aspen Equipment announces that David Phillips will be joining the company as the truck equipment territory manager for Iowa and Nebraska.

In his new role, Phillips will draw on his years in the truck equipment industry to promote Aspen Equipment and its capabilities for building and supplying equipment trucks. “I’ll be able to bring strong product knowledge to the territory and be able to directly manage the buying process to ensure that my customers are getting [the] best solution for their business.

Todd Foster, President of Aspen Equipment says, “the people at Aspen have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Phillips throughout his many years in the industry. Over that time, David’s professionalism, positive attitude and unwavering customer service have always impressed. I am thrilled to have him join the Aspen Team and look forward to the success he will bring to the organization and our Iowa and Nebraska customers.” Pictures left to right is Aspen Sales Manager Bruce Harrod, Phillips, and Aspen President Todd Foster. Read this story on Construction Equipment Guide.

Aspen Equipment’s Director of Sales Dick Kennedy Retires After Four Decades

Aspen Equipment is announcing that Director of Sales Dick Kennedy has decided to retire at the end of 2020. Jed Fischbach will step into the role effective January 2021.

Kennedy celebrates over four decades at Aspen Equipment, and is the company’s longest serving employee. Jed Fischbach, Aspen’s territory manager, notes that Kennedy’s most memorable trait is his “ability to maintain relationships with customers and to remember something about each and [every one] of them.” His retirement is “well-deserved.”

Reflecting on his career, Kennedy says that it’s “been a wonderful experience that has afforded me many valuable opportunities to learn and grow. I am very grateful to have been part of this company.” Read the entire press release on constructionequipmentguide.com.

Aspen Equipment Receives Silver Award for Workplace Wellness Program

Hennepin County Public Health hosted the Wellness by Design Award ceremony at the Maple Grove Community Center on November 7th. Seventy-six (76) organizations in Hennepin County, including Aspen Equipment, were in attendance. Aspen Equipment is a multi-year award recipient, winning multiple awards between 2009-2013.

Sharon Hengel, HR manager at Aspen Equipment says “we’ve had wellness programming at Aspen since 2008. Our program continues to evolve. Our annual wellness survey provides us with employee feedback and suggestions, which we use to determine the quarterly activities for the next year. Some foundational activities remain consistent, but we challenge participants to take one more step forward. Wellness and safety are integrated and contribute to our overall culture, which is particularly impactful in our shop environment. Our president [Todd Foster] initiated being directly involved in our Fun committee!”