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Adams Industries acquires maintenance shop in Sterling


For The Sun-Telegraph

With the sale, the Kloberdanz family passed on its business to Adams Industries. Pictured, from left, are: Debbie Smith (Pat and Rich Kloberdanz's daughter), Rich Kloberdanz, Pat Kloberdanz, Don Adams, Becky Adams, and Zach Adams and Megan Adams (Don and Becky Adams' children).

Adams Industries recently acquired Quality Equipment & Service, a heavy equipment maintenance shop in Sterling, Colo. It has been renamed to Adams Quality Equipment & Service.

After 46 years, previous owners Rich and Pat Kloberdanz, decided to retire. The business began in November 1969 and the Kloberdanzs purchased all of the assets in 1975.

When they decided to retire, they said they wanted to ensure that their employees, customers and vendors would be taken care of in their absence. Rather than close the business or sell to a large corporate operation, they decided to sell their company to another family-owned business that would carry on their same culture and values of customer service and employee care.

All of the Quality Equipment employees will remain on staff at the newly formed Adams Quality Equipment & Service. They will continue to service trucks, trailers, diesel pickups, RVs, buses, farm tractors, generator units and plan to pursue more services in the near future.

In addition, they will be carrying on the authorized sales and service for Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Allison Transmissions.

They are located three miles west of Sterling on Highway 14.

With this acquisition, Adams Industries now owns and operates three different maintenance shops in three different locations: Sidney, Sterling and Dayton, Texas.

Their maintenance divisions were created to accommodate their own fleet of trucking equipment as well as the heavy machinery utilized by their warehousing division. The maintenance shops have continued to evolve and, in addition, are servicing outside trucking fleets, heavy equipment and passenger vehicles.

Adams Industries has continued to grow its footprint at the Industrial Park in Sidney with the recent purchase of additional industrial property and open acreage. This new property gives it the ability to expand their service offerings and allow additional manufactures or service providers to lease property for business operations.

Over the past year their rail operations have also expanded, as it now has 55,000 feet of rail on the property to accommodate for additional railcar storage and efficient car movement throughout the facility.


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