Legacy Equipment joins forces with Owen Equipment Company
Legacy Equipment and Owen Equipment merged in September of 2018. No public announcement was made at the time because, for almost everybody involved, it just meant “business as usual.” The combined Companies now serve customers with a dealer footprint covering northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming providing advanced equipment solutions with unrivaled capabilities in customer support.
For our customers, virtually nothing has changed. All of Legacy’s customers are served by the same awesome team and out of the same excellent facility in Salt Lake City. For vendors, there have been no changes to purchasing agreements or where Legacy sources goods and materials.
In March of 2019, we successfully converted Legacy’s accounting system to Owen’s. Now, we’re in the process of moving the Legacy web site to Owen’s to include all the products the merger brings to the Owen table.
The combined company continues strong dealership focus for its primary equipment manufacturers Elgin Sweeper Company, Vactor Manufacturing and Heil Environmental in the expanded territory. The Salt Lake City location continues sales and support operations as the authorized dealer for Iowa Mold Tooling Co. (IMT), Henke, Wausau-Everest, Swenson Spreader Co., Oshkosh, TBEI dump bodies, E.D. Etnyre Co., Cues, and all product lines represented by Legacy Equipment Company prior to the merger.
John LeRoy, President of Legacy Equipment will continue to oversee management and operations of the Salt Lake City location. “Since 1946, Legacy Equipment Company has provided the Intermountain West with premier equipment lines, superior product support and unparalleled customer commitment. Our integration into the Owen Equipment Company family brings together two great companies and will provide additional resources to our customers and employees.”
Earl Rose, President of Owen Equipment, stated “We are very pleased and look forward to working with John and the team at Legacy Equipment. Combining the companies facilitates the expansion of our rental fleet into Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. It is also a benefit to work with the top-tier manufacturers that Legacy represents to broaden our product offering in Owen’s current territory. We are confident that our combined resources will provide our customers with unmatched service and support for our expanding line of specialized equipment.”
If you have any questions about the change, you can reach the following people:
Earl A. Rose, President – (503) 704-2151
John LeRoy, VP of Business Development – (801) 580-2740
Eileen Wrobel, Accounting Manager (Corporate) – (360) 787-7684
Crystal Kersh, Office Manager (Salt Lake City) – (385) 290-6933
Kitty Scott, Manager of Marketing and IT – (360) 787-7685
About Legacy Equipment Company: Founded in 1946, Legacy Equipment is a premier supplier of specialized truck mounted equipment and machinery serving Municipal, Construction, Mining and Airport customers in the Intermountain West.
About Owen Equipment Company: Founded in 1958, Owen Equipment has three full-service dealership locations in Portland, Oregon (headquarters), Kent, Washington and Fairfield, California. The Company has an extensive rental fleet including combination sewer cleaners, street sweepers, vacuum excavators and industrial vacuum trucks.
1220 South Legacy View St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
PO Box 515458
Los Angeles, CA 90051-6758