This is now.....
Bringing you the best in truck equipment for over 70 years.
That was then.....
American Equipment Co. was started in Kansas City, Missouri back in 1927 and built insulated truck bodies. The business expanded in the 1940’s into a full line equipment house, but continued marketing truck and trailer refrigeration units.
In the mid-70’s, during the economic slowdown, the company sold the truck equipment part of the business, moved to North Kansas City and concentrated on handling only refuse and recycling equipment. The company operated with four to five employees and had minimal service capacity.
In 1996 the assets of American Equipment Co. were purchased by J & D Equipment, Inc. The lines of equipment were expanded, and the company moved to a more useable service facility (14000 sq. ft.) in Kansas City, Kansas, during fall of 1998.
Today, American Equipment Co is a distributor for over 40 major lines of truck equipment and provides jobs for 24 employees. While serving many market segment such as the contractor and municipal markets, growth can be attributed to maintaining a good reputation and providing 24 hour parts and service for snow and ice removal equipment during local snowstorms.
Maintaining a family flare, American Equipment Co. continues to pride itself on attracting quality customers that are looking for a personable buying experience.