Adams Industries is proud to announce they’ve recently acquired Quality Equipment & Service, a heavy equipment maintenance shop in Sterling, CO; now known as Adams Quality Equipment & Service. After 46 years, previous owners Rich and Pat Kloberdanz, decided it was time to retire and start a new chapter in their lives. The business began in November of 1969 and shortly after, Rich and Pat purchased all of the assets in 1975.
When Pat and Rich decided to retire, they wanted to ensure that their employees, customers and vendors would be taken care of, in their absence. Rather than close the business or sell to a large corporate operation, they decided to sell their company to another family owned business that would carry on their same culture and values of customer service and employee care.
The newly formed Adams Quality Equipment & Service is very excited to carry on the legacy of Quality Equipment & Service that was built by the Kloberdanz family. All of the Quality Equipment employees will remain to service the customers that they have come to know throughout the years. They will continue to service trucks, trailers, diesel pickups, RV’s, buses, farm tractors, generator units and plan to peruse more services in the near future. In addition, they will be carrying on the authorized sales and service for Caterpillar®, Cummins, Detroit™ Diesel, and Allison Transmissions®. They are located at 3 miles west of Sterling, CO on Highway 14.
With this acquisition, Adams Industries now owns and operates three different maintenance shops in three different locations; Sidney, NE, Dayton, TX, and now Sterling, CO. Their maintenance divisions were created to accommodate their own fleet of trucking equipment as well as the heavy machinery utilized by their warehousing division. The maintenance shops have continued to evolve and, in addition, are servicing outside trucking fleets, heavy equipment and passenger vehicles.
The growth and development of Adams Industries remains strong. In addition to the latest maintenance shop acquisition they’re also expanding in Sidney and Dayton, TX. They are growing their footprint at the Industrial Park in Sidney with their recent purchase of additional industrial property and open acreage.This new property gives them the ability to expand their service offerings and allow additional manufactures or service providers to lease property for their business operations. Over the past year their rail operations have also expanded as they now have 55,000 feet of rail on their property to accommodate for additional railcar storage and efficient car movement throughout the facility. In May of 2015, they celebrated the Grand Opening of a new trucking terminal in Dayton, TX. This new facility was purchased in order to expand their trucking operations in the Houston, TX area.