Being proactive and making use of all available tools are two crucial steps in General Equipment & Supplies Inc.’s success. That, admittedly, is an oversimplification, but it’s still true.
The Fargo, North Dakota-based supplier of heavy equipment, takes pride in its customer service as they sell and lease – as well as help maintain and repair – Komatsu and additional product lines.
“We have long believed that workforce development is the most critical issue facing the dealer network today,” says Don Shilling, chairman of General Equipment. “The government is not going to solve our problems. We must be proactive in creating our solutions, and The AED Foundation is a great first step in that direction.”
General Equipment has always been a supporter of The AED Foundation. Four former General Diesel and Equipment employees banded together in 1984 to form the current company. “(We) inherited the AED membership from the previous company,” Shilling says. In the early years, “we took advantage of (the Foundation’s) management training.” Many managers took multiple study modules, he adds.