For nearly 23 years, Kinloch Equipment & Supply has worked hard to make itself a one-stop shop for environmental equipment customers in the Lone Star State. The company offers new and used heavy equipment, parts, service and rentals at its headquarters in Pasadena, Texas, and branch locations in Arlington and Fort Worth.
As a distributor for Vactor Manufacturing, Elgin Sweeper, IBAK, Petersen Industries, New Way Trucks and Pacific Tek, Kinloch Equipment & Supply sells sewer cleaning equipment, sewer inspection equipment, street sweeping equipment and street sweeping supplies, as well as lighting products, accessories and nozzles. Though the company also serves the needs of private citizens and businesses, its primary customer base is made up of municipalities, school districts and government agencies. Considering its focus on sewer equipment, street cleaning and lighting products, one might say that Kinloch Equipment & Supply sells the kinds of products that keep society running smoothly.
Founded in 1995, Kinloch Equipment & Supply has enjoyed great success throughout its more than two decades in business. That success is due, in large part, to the company’s exceptional group of employees, according to Founder and President Todd Kinloch.
“When we talk about what sets Kinloch Equipment & Supply apart, it’s our employees,” he said. “Our employees are our greatest asset. We have terrific people in all areas of our organization. We have three different service centers with parts and service guys at each center who are well trained and know what they’re doing. We have great outside salespeople and a really great inside staff, too. And all of our employees are committed to giving outstanding, friendly customer service. We’re really fortunate to have such a great group of employees.”
After decades of working as a heavy equipment distributor, Kinloch is still extremely passionate about what he does. The competitive aspect of the business and industry is what keeps him going, and he credits some of Kinloch Equipment & Supply’s success to his love of competition and drive to win deals.
“I’ve played sports all my life, so I’m really competitive,” Kinloch said. “I like to compete and, actually, that’s my favorite thing about the business and this industry. It’s really fun to go out and compete with other products – and win. The financial gains that come with owning a dealership are great, but I like to win deals. If we’re successful at winning, the money will follow.”
Kinloch Equipment & Supply recently became an AED member, after years of interest in the Association. Kinloch and his employees look forward to exploring AED’s education courses and attending networking events.
“We joined to take advantage of the educational materials and seminars,” Kinloch said. “I know some fellow dealers who belong to AED and I’ve talked to them about the Association over the years. I’ve always been interested and curious, but with my daughter, Morgan, having recently joined Kinloch Equipment & Supply, I thought it was finally a good time to join. My daughter is being groomed to take over the business, and through conversations with other AED members, I felt the education she would get through the organization would be invaluable. We’re all looking forward to the educational and networking opportunities AED offers. We want to learn from people and get some new ideas, because you always need to be improving and learning.”
While professional education has always been a hallmark of AED’s member benefits, the Association’s educational offerings have become even more impressive in recent years. In 2016, AED not only moved all of its self-study courses online to increase access and convenience, they also updated the course material to reflect current trends in the heavy equipment industry.
For more information on Kinloch Equipment & Supply, visit www.kinlochequip.com
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