Kirby-Smith Machinery held an open house at its Odessa, Texas, branch on Sept. 26, 2019. The event was held in part to introduce recent improvements at the site according to Randy Bailey, branch manager for the location.
According to Bailey, "Enlargement of the service area added a 6,000 sq. ft. ‘super bay.' We also enlarged the parts department and added a rental office to service our customers."
Other improvements included an enlarged concrete apron for equipment entering the service bays and new sales offices.
"This is a culmination of about two years of work on this great facility," Bailey said.
Expansion nearly doubled the size of the location, officials said.
More than 200 customers and Kirby-Smith employees were on hand to see the improvements, talk with Kirby-Smith vendor representatives and enjoy a barbecue lunch.
Kirby-Smith, headquartered in Oklahoma City, is the Komatsu dealer for a large portion of Texas and Oklahoma. Odessa is one of 11 branch locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
In addition to Komatsu, the company represents the Wirtgen, Takeuchi, National Crane, Gradall, Terramac and several other lines of equipment in its Texas territory, in addition to many leading attachment manufacturers.
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On hand to answer questions about the Komatsu D65exi with Intelligent Machine Control (L-R) were Isaac Lawrence, smart construction specialist; Rebecca McNatt, director of construction technology; and Eddie Garcia, smart construction specialist.
The D65exi “intelligent” dozer drew a steady flow of contractors who wanted to know more about Smart Control machines.
Officials from county highway departments crowd in for a look at the cab of the Wirtgen WR 200xli, a cold recycler and soil stabilizer. Kirby-Smith represents the Wirtgen line of machines at nine of its branches in Texas and Oklahoma.
More than 200 contractors and highway department personnel enjoyed lunch at the open house.
Rip Pothoff of the city of Midland takes his turn spinning for a variety of door prizes during the Kirby-Smith open house in Odessa.
Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., has added significant space to its branch in Odessa, Texas, including a new 6,000-sq.-ft. service area, expanded sales offices and a new rental department.
Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. is one of the leading Komatsu dealers in the United States.
Chuck Thompson (L), Kirby-Smith’s area manager of West Texas, caught up with Komatsu customer David Browning of Strike, a pipeline, facilities, and energy infrastructure solutions provider headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
Bryce Puckett (R), Kirby-Smith’s general manager, rentals, chats with Carlos Vegas, product service manager, crushing and screening, Kirby-Smith.
Del Keffer (standing), vice president of sales, Kirby-Smith, dropped by the Takeuchi booth to talk with (L-R) JP Cotton, Kirby-Smith’s West Texas finance manager, and Sam Schneider and Shay Klusmeyer, both of Takeuchi.
Randy Bailey (C), branch manager of Kirby-Smith Odessa, is flanked by Joe Carroll (L) and GW Hanson, both of Danny’s Asphalt Paving, Odessa, Texas.
Kirby-Smith employees talk cranes at the Odessa branch open house. (L-R): Fhykis Robert, field technician; Chip Leatherwood, crane product support manager; and Tyler Grant, field technician.
Dan Thompson (C) talks paving equipment with representatives of Ward County, Texas., highway department. Thompson handles governmental sales for West Texas.