Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2022

6| ColoradoPublic Works Journal In January 2022 Power Equipment Company was proud to announce that it had acquired Golden Equipment Company, a full-service heavy equipment dealership with locations in Albuquerque, NM, Farmington, NM and Durango, CO. The acquisition bolsters Power Equipment Company’s presence in New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado with additional equipment and support solutions in the rolling stock, compact, aggregate, crane, and paving & compaction segments of the construction market. Power Equipment Company has been on a steady and strategic growth trajectory and this partnership provides continuity, additional resources, and new services to customers across the region. With adjacent territories and synergies among key product lines such as Volvo Construction Equipment and others, the experienced Power Equipment Company team will be growing existing relationships and developing new ones. Customers in Colorado and New Mexico will have access to shared resources which includes an expansive equipment fleet, robust parts inventory, and exceptional service offerings to better support their businesses. Established in 1985, Golden Equipment represents leading brands including, Volvo Construction Equipment, Cedarapids, Gomaco, Blaw-Knox, Etnyre and more. The company has cemented itself over the years as a trusted and reliable partner to contractors in EQUIPMENT Works News Contractors know that accurate numbers to track job site activity and topography can mean the difference between completing a project on time and on budget. With the addition of Smart Construction Field and Smart Construction Drone to Komatsu’s suite of job site technologies, contractors have two new tools to better manage projects. “When the Smart Construction group came in, they integrated everything together, and the transition felt seamless,” said Kevin Hawkinson, vice president of operations, A.W. Oakes & Son. “Now, we can take the data, transfer it to the machines, get data back from the machines to the office, and utilize all of that information across the board for bidding, customer reference and billing.” Smart Construction Field Using data to track spending allows contractors to analyze those numbers quickly and find cost-effective ways to manage and resource projects. Komatsu has partnered with Moovila, an experienced provider of project management software, to develop Smart Construction Field, a mobile app that allows contractors to easily Komatsu adds Smart Drone and Smart Field to job site solutions POWER EQUIPMENT COMPANY ACQUIRES GOLDEN EQUIPMENT COMPANY record job site activity and analyze operational efficiencies in near real time. Reports generated by Smart Construction Field can track daily job site conditions, and task progress can be broken down by labor, equipment and materials, including machine utilization and fuel distribution, receipts, timecards and subcontractor work. Regardless of equipment brand, Smart Construction Field can collect machine data from an entire fleet. Smart Construction Drone Collecting accurate topography is easy with Komatsu's Smart Construction Drone survey technology. This drone solution captures quantities for production tracking and billing, without personnel walking the job site to do a manual survey. Contractors can gather and analyze data throughout each project phase with topographic surveys that incorporate hundreds of thousands of data points. With the capability to take still photos from up to 400 feet above ground level or under bridge decks, Smart Construction Drone can be used as pre-job verification or to keep stakeholders up to date. Smart Construction Drone pairs very well with Smart Construction Dashboard. Built to combine data from multiple sources into one comprehensive picture, Smart Construction Dashboard combines 3D design data with aerial mapping and intelligent machine data, to let contractors confirm quantities and visualize job site progress. Smart Construction Dashboard is powered by the 3D visualization power and geospatial accuracy of Cesium, a leading platform to visualize, analyze and share 3D data. the communities they serve. Power Equipment Company and Golden Equipment employees will be merged into Golden’s Albuquerque and Farmington locations respectively. Additionally, Golden Equipment’s branch in Durango, CO, gives Power Equipment Company a newfound presence in this market. Power Equipment Company also has full-service facilities in Denver, CO (headquarters), Colorado Springs, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Greeley, CO, Casper, WY and Kansas City, MO. “Golden Equipment has a great tradition of providing its customers with the highest quality equipment and services for more than 35 years and we’re thrilled to be growing our business and joining forces with such an outstanding team,” said Will Ricketts, President of Power Equipment Company. “Together, we will deliver on our core values as dedicated, capable, team players. These values have been instrumental in building Power Equipment Company since 1936 and will resonate through this partnership.” President and Founder of Golden Equipment Company, Bill Golden, added, “We are very excited to become part of the Power Equipment Company family. This is a perfect fit for our loyal employees and customers throughout New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado. A win-win for all parties.”