May 31, 2017 - "Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced the acquisition of Equipment Repair Solutions (“ERS”), a provider of upfitting services to the building supply market. Based in Tampa, Florida, ERS’s existing management will continue to provide the Southeast region with exceptional upfitting services while growing the business as part of Utility One Source."
Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of Equipment Repair Solutions - Utility1source.com
April 4, 2017 - "Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced the recent acquisition of North American Equipment Upfitters (“NAEU”), a leading provider of quality aerial truck upfitting services to telephone, utility and cable companies as well as municipalities, private sector crane businesses and fire apparatus. Based in Hookset, New Hampshire, NAEU’s existing management continues to provide the Northeast region with exceptional upfitting services while growing the business as part of Utility One Source."
Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of North American Equipment Upfitters - Utility1source.com
February 24, 2017 - "Custom Truck and Equipment LLC (“CTE”) announced today that it has agreed to a three-year supply agreement with Richmond Conveyors to be the sole-distributor of its fiberglass shingle conveyor. The conveyor will be manufactured by Load King LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CTE, and will be a part of the suite of products Load King has to offer."
Custom Truck & Equipment Announces Supply Agreement with Richmond Conveyors - Utility1source.com
December 6, 2016 - "Utility One Source announced today an expansion by opening a new facility for equipment rental, new and used sales, parts and service in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma."
Utility One Source Opens Full Sales & Service Facility in Oklahoma City - Utility1source.com
September 20, 2016 - "Utility One Source (UOS) today announced it has formed a Rental & Service partnership with Falcon Equipment, the known provider of resilient equipment and support to the Canadian markets. The partnership is the latest milestone in UOS’ ongoing strategy to deliver a robust portfolio of superior equipment and services to the utility and heavy equipment markets."
Utility One Source Forms Rental & Service Partnership with Falcon Equipment in Canadian Markets - Utility1source.com
July 21, 2016 - "Load King Trailers, an American trailer manufacturer and industry icon, is celebrating its 60th year of providing first-class, performance-driven trailers to heavy equipment industries. Based in Elk Point, South Dakota, Load King Trailers began operations in July of 1956 when founder O.D. Hanson embarked alongside a small crew of men, to design, manufacture and market superior trailer configurations to customers nationwide."
Load King Trailers Celebrating 60th Year of Providing First-Class, Performance-Driven Trailers to Heavy Equipment Industries - Utility1source.com
July 14, 2016 - "Custom Truck & Equipment, a Utility One Source Company, (CTE) announced the launch of its new Propane Equipment Line and national propane rental program. The rental program, part of Utility One Source’s (UOS) rental network, is the first of its kind in the United States."
Custom Truck & Equipment Announces Propane Equipment Line and Rental Program - Utility1source.com
May 16, 2016 - "Custom Truck and Equipment, A Utility One Source Company, announced today that it is further expanding its geographic footprint, by opening a new facility for equipment rental, new and used sales, and aftermarket parts and service in Atlanta, Georgia."
Custom Truck & Equipment Opens Full Sales & Service Facility in Atlanta - Utility1source.com
May, 2016 - "The Cornerstone Awards, hosted by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Kansas City, Missouri, were established by the EDC to recognize companies and organizations that contribute to the growth of Kansas City’s economy. New construction, redevelopment, capital investments, and jobs created or retained within Kansas City, Missouri city limits are recognized every year at a reception in the spring."
Custom Truck & Equipment Wins 2016 Cornerstone Award - Utility1source.com
March, 2016 - "For Empire, the benefits of these replacement mechanics trucks are clear, but selecting the right setup involved Empire manager of transportation, Dave Russell; Brad Buxton with dealer Custom Truck and Equipment (CTE) in Kansas City, a Utility One Source company; and IMT regional sales manager, Mark Partlow. Russell had to weigh his options, properly size both crane and truck, and select the extras that would make the mechanics trucks as useful as possible."
Shorten Outages With a Mechanics Truck - UtilityProducts.com
January 27, 2016 - "Utility One Source Cabot, AR is excited to open an expanded office for the upfitting and parts departments. This expansion allows the upfitting operation to offer services to commercial customers, general contractors, municipal customers, fleet maintenance professionals and general work truck owners."
UOS Expands Upfitting and Parts Operations in Arkansas - Utility1source.com
December 30, 2015 - "Utility One Source today announced the acquisition of Load King, a leading provider of specialty trailers, from Manitex International. Based in Elk Point, South Dakota, Load King’s existing management team, will continue to lead and to grow the business as part of Utility One Source."
Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of Load King - Businesswire.com
November 16, 2015 - "Utility One Source (UOS) announced it will open the largest service and fabrication facility for rail, utility, and infrastructure equipment in the nation early next year. UOS has already begun construction on the new state-of-the-art complex spanning 70,000 sq. ft. adjacent to its headquarters campus in Kansas City, Mo."
Utility One Source Build Crane Fabrication Facility in Kansas City - Cranesy.com
October 26, 2015 - "Utility One Source today announced the introduction of its Single-Man Cab & Chassis, Digger Derrick Configuration to the industry, a dynamic, one-of-a-kind unit; its cutting-edge design serving as manifestation of end-user feedback, and its assembly perfected for performance in the field. Boasting a Terex Commander 6060 Digger atop a UOS-optimized Peterbilt 365 6x6, the ability to drive virtually anywhere is the first perk for this unique unit."
Debut of UOS’ Innovative Single-Man Digger Configuration - Utility1source.com
October 16, 2015 - "Utility One Source (UOS) celebrated the successful completion of their inaugural industry event, the ICUEE Demo Expo, held September 29-October 1, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky. Launching the company’s unified brand at the show, UOS displayed over 50 pieces of equipment across 15 booths, including 13 vendor booths."
Utility One Source Completes Successful ICUEE - Construction Equipment Guide
September 29, 2015 - "Elliott Equipment and Utility One Source launched the E190 E-Line, a 190-foot truck mounted telescopic aerial today at the 2015 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE). It’s the tallest made in North America. 'This is an extremely significant product for us,' Elliott Equipment President Jim Glazer said. 'It offers an industry leading working height without a jib and also adds new features to the E-Line series—isolating jib and isolating platform yoke. We listened closely to leaders in the industry when developing this machine.'"
Elliott, Utility One Source launch 190-foot truck mounted telescopic aerial platform; tallest made in North America (PHOTOS) - Equipment World
September 2015 - "Utility One Source and Elliott Equipment will soon unveil the E190, the newest (and tallest) member of the companies' collaborative "E-Line" of Aerial Platforms. Like the E-Line models that proceeded it, the E190 will be A92.2-Certified, the highest grade in the industry, significantly outpacing the criteria a sole bucket-on-crane configuration."
Coming Soon To ICUEE 2015 - Cranes Today
September 15, 2015 - "Elliott partnered with Custom Truck & Equipment (CTE) to develop the E-Line Series in order to help the electrical transmission construction / maintenance industry boost safety and save money. According to Elliott Equipment Co. President Jim Glazer, the development of the newest E-Line machine was a direct result of its strong relationship with the utility construction industry and CTE."
Aerial to Elevate Efficiency - Telecom & Utility Construction
September 10, 2015 - "PRINOTH will display a pink PANTHER T6 Personnel Carrier from UCO Equipment (a Utility One Source Company) at ICUEE 2015 in Louisville, KY. The PANTHER T6 is painted pink in support of Susan G. Komen of Arkansas, and will be on display in booth #N3008 from September 29th to October 1st. It will be added to UCO’s rental fleet following the Race for the Cure to further raise awareness and support of breast cancer research."
Prinoth to Display A Pink Panther at ICUEE 2015 - ForConstructionPros.com
July 23, 2015 - "Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced a partnership with TNT Equipment, a leading provider of specialty equipment and services to the hi-rail and utility industries."
Utility One Source Announces Partnership with TNT Equipment - Blackstone.com
April 27, 2015 - "Utility One Source today announced a partnership with UCO Equipment (“UCO”), a provider of specialty equipment and services to the utility, power and oil & gas sectors."
Utility One Source Announces Partnership with UCO Equipment - Blackstone.com
January 30, 2015 - "Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the formation of a new utility and heavy equipment platform, Utility One Source, in partnership with three family-run businesses, Custom Truck & Equipment, Utility Fleet Sales and Forestry Equipment of Virginia (“FEVA”). Through this partnership, private equity funds managed by Blackstone (collectively with their affiliates “Blackstone”) will provide growth capital for significant additional investment in equipment, innovation and an expanded geographic footprint, which will ensure Utility One Source has the customer-focused solutions the industry requires. Importantly, each company will continue to be family-owned and operated following the investment by Blackstone."
Blackstone Forms Leading Utility and Heavy Equipment Platform - Blackstone.com
October 31, 2014 - "CTE's universal [CTrac8000] chassis design, which uses the same frame specifications as a high-capacity truck chassis, is the only easy-mount and dismount track chassis in its class. There is no modification of any kind to the outriggers or critical components, which means you can keep your manufacturer's warranty in place."
CTE Introduces CTRAC8000 - Utility Fleet Professional
October 9, 2014 - "This expansion is great news for our local economy and shows that our economy is strong, multifaceted and growing. I'm so proud of Custom Truck & Equipment's growth and look forward to many more years of positive news from them." -Kansas City Mayor Sly James
Custom Truck and Equipment Plans $7 Million Expansion - Thinking Bigger
October 2, 2014 - "Custom Truck and Equipment provides an unmatched range of products and one of the largest inventories, making the company a nationally recognized name in its industry. Due to an increased demand of Custom Truck & Equipment's products and services, the company is adding two new structures totaling 186,000 square feet to its Kansas City location."
Department of Economic Development Announces Expansion of KC Heavy Machinery Dealer, Expected Creation of 43 New Jobs - Missouri Department of Economic Development
June 2014 - "Custom Truck is not a franchised truck dealer, but an authorized body builder for most of the big truck names." -CEO Fred Ross
CTE has Diversified in Nearly Every Way a Company of its Kind Can - TLI Magazine
March 6, 2014 - Coverage featuring CTE President Fred Ross on the E160 and 45142 Developed and Unveiled by CTE/Elliott Equipment at ConExpo-Con/Agg
Elliott Equipment Hits 'High Note' with new AWP - KHL Magazine
January 30, 2014 - "The 45142 is also the first and highest capacity Elliott Equipment BoomTruck to feature a new design that allows for a 50 state federal bridge legal mounting configuration on 5 axles."
Elliott Equipment to Launch New 45-Ton Boom Truck at ConExpo on CTE Chassis - Lift and Access
January 18, 2014 - "Elliott Equipment and Custom Truck Equipment worked together to develop the E160/215 E-Line model, demonstrating the focus of both companies on providing the best solutions on the market...We feel confident that this new model will be an industry leader for many years to come."
Elliott Equipment Unveils E160-215 Aerial Work Platform - Construction Equipment Guide
December 5, 2013 - 45127R Named Among Top 100 Products in 2013 by Construction Equipment Magazine
Construction Equipment Magazine's Top 100 in 2013 List - Construction Equipment Magazine
More Coverage of the 45127R Here - World Construction Network
November 2013 - "Elliott Equipment Company worked in partnership with Custom Truck Equipment to develop the new ACP. 'The new E160/215 E-Line model demonstrates the focus of both companies on providing the best solutions in the market. Custom Truck's many years of experience working with the largest utility and electrical contractors helped us put substantial amounts of end-user feedback into the design of this machine. We feel confident that this new model will be an industry leader for many years to come.'"
Sticks and Booms - New Equipment at ICUEE - KHL Magazine
November, 2013 - "Fred Ross of Custom Truck and Equipment Discusses Product Updates, Including 40-Ton Elliott 4014R Boom Truck."
President of CTE Discusses Product Updates - American Cranes & Transport
October 9, 2013 - "Custom Truck's many years of experience working with the largest utility and electrical contractors helped [Elliott Equipment] put substantial amounts of end-user feedback into the design of this machine."
CTE-Elliott Displays Tallest Aerial Lift Offering at ICUEE - Lift and Access
October 9, 2013 - "[CTE's CTrac8000] allows the crane or aerial lift to be mounted on the carrier like any other wheeled chassis; it can be bolted and unbolted without the crane or lift having to be cut apart and put back together."
Custom Truck & Equipment Displays Crawler Carrier for Cranes, Powered Access Equipment - Lift and Access
October 8, 2013 - "[In conjunction with CTE,] Elliott Equipment unveiled its tallest aerial work platform at ICUEE 2013."
E160/215 Aerial Work Platform - For Construction Pros
October 3, 2013 - "Developed in conjunction with Custom Truck Equipment, the [E160] is mounted on a five axle chassis and has a maximum lift capacity of 30,000 pounds."
Elliott Unveils Larger Platform - Vertikal
September 9, 2013 - "[CTE] posted $185 million in revenue last year and currently employs 175 at the site. Company CFO Jim Ross said 25 to 35 jobs would be added as a result of the expansion, which includes added plant, sales office and showroom space."
Custom Truck Company Expands at Old Armco Steel Site - Kansas City Business Journal
May 20, 2013 - "Designed in partnership with industry leaders, including Kansas City, MO.-based Custom Truck & Equipment, the 45127R is loaded with features and options for owner-operators and rental customers."
Elliott 45-ton Crane for Interstates Has No Overweight Permit - Lift and Access
February 17, 2013 - "[CTE] is adding a new dimension to its equipment-rental operations by adding digger derricks and aerial lift trucks to the extensive fleet of equipment it offers for sale or rent nationwide."
CTE Expands Rental Fleet by Adding Digger Derricks and Aerial Lift Trucks - Scaffold Powered Access
August 20, 2012 - "The shuttered former GST Steel Co. Plant in Kansas City has become a recurring image in the presidential campaign, but a maker of truck cranes is rising from the plant's ashes...Custom Truck and Equipment employs 170 people in one of the former steel plant buildings. The company's owners bought 18 acres, remodeled one former plant building and is constructing two more buildings on another 35 acres."
KC Truck Crane Company Rises at Old GST Site - Kansas City Business Journal
August 17, 2012 - "Everywhere one looked, gleaming trucks were within a screwdriver's reach...'Everyone is specialized in his or her field, whether they are mechanics, welders, marketers. We try to hire the best people and treat them right.'"
CTE's Success if a Quiet Chapter in the Story of GST Steel's Demise - Kansas City Star
March 2012 - "Custom Truck and Equipment provided solutions to boost hauling capacity for these areas...Although facing adverse site conditions that slowed production, Envirocon and [CTE's] trucks adapted to these unpredictably harsh hauling conditions. This enabled the company to meet the end date for this project without penalty."
Extreme Trucks - Site Prep
March 1, 2012 - "The first task on the agenda was to find a local equipment supplier to get the right size, type and number of machines to complete the job. Conner worked with [CTE]."
Accelerate Your Work Trucks - Site Prep Magazine
February 5, 2012 - "We are incredibly excited to carry the Doosan line at our Midland location, and think it will be a win-win situation for both us and Doosan," explains Smiley Rich, general manager for Custom Truck & Equipment."
Custom Truck & Equipment Appointed Distributor for Doosan Equipment in Midland, Texas - Site K Construction Zone
December 2011 - "'We are pleased to partner with CTE in southwestern Texas and are confident the association will best serve all involved,' said John Cranches."
Takeuchi Announces Custom Truck and Equipment as New Dealer - Takeuchi-US
November 12, 2011 - "'The dealership agreement builds on CTE's long-standing reputation of quality customer service. CTE is a market leader in the Midwestern heavy equipment markets,' said Kyle Nape, vice president of global sales and marketing at SANY America. 'We are honored to partner with their dealership to market out products.'"
Sany America Partners with Custom Truck and Equipment - Construction Equipment Guide
October 8, 2011 - "This expansion of our dealer network extends our crane distribution across the Midwestern and south central United States."
Sany America Signs New Dealer Agreements, Expands Coverage - Construction Equipment Guide
September 14, 2011 - "Having previously deployed three Sany crawlers on a range of projects from power plants to bridge work over the last three years, Custom Truck Equipment (CTE) are keen to work more closely with Sany and its products."
Sany Appoints Three Dealers in Bid for US Market Share - Cranes Today
September 15, 2011 - "Custom Truck and Equipment (CTE) of Kansas City, Missouri has been appointed as a distributor in the central Midwest region."
New Dealers for Sany America - Wire Rope Exchange
April 20, 2011 - "CTE is a one-stop shop for vocational trucks, cranes and construction equipment. CTE is the largest boom truck installer in the United States, and offers one of the largest selections of new and used equipment in the country. CTE also maintains an extensive fleet of rental equipment."
Custom Truck & Equipment Will Distribute Doosan Heavy Equipment - Doosan Equipment
February 2011 - "The trucks had to navigate marginal-at-best road conditions. The combination of silty soil, tailings, and boggy site conditions 'made it one of the most challenging applications for articulated trucks that I have encountered,' comments [CTE General Manager] Rich."
Cleaning Up the Past - Grading & Excavation Contractor
Fall 2010 - "Considered one of the nation's leading experts in the business, [President Fred Ross] was recognized as Kansas City's Entrepreneur of the Year in the 1990s by the Kansas City Star. Ross built CTE to become one of the largest vocational truck equipment companies in the United States."
Custom Truck Equipment Installs, Delivers National Crane NBT45s - Construction Equipment Guide
September 27, 2010 - "Fred Ross worked with National Crane to design the machine to meet the demands of their customers. Utility lines keep growing taller, and National Crane is the first to respond to this demand."
Boom Truck Basket Reaches Heights of 215 Feet/Five National Crane NBT45s Installed & Delivered to Various Electric Utility Contractors by CTE - Utility Products
July 19, 2010 - "CTE is the largest boom truck installer in the United States."
Hyundai Adds Custom Truck & Equipment to Dealer Network - Better Roads
December 13, 2008 - "CTE has a full-service truck modification and equipment installation center (for commercial chassis). Additionally, the company sells, rents, leases, purchases, services, supplies parts, modifies and customizes trucks. In addition. CTE specializes in sales, rentals, parts, servicing, financing, leasing & modifying/customizing of vocational trucks, cranes and construction equipment."
CTE Showcases Facility at Open House in Missouri - Construction Equipment Guide
December 10, 2007 - "Vipar Heavy Duty, among the top truck parts networks in North America, has announced new distributorship/stockholders to its network: Custom Truck & Equipment, LLC."
Vipar Heavy Duty Announces New Distributors - Heavy Duty Trucking Info
October 2007 - "The relationship between PAR Electric and Custom Truck Equipment dates back over a decade. Over that time, PAR Electric has purchased over 100 boom trucks. Not only because of the dealer's ability to modify the trucks, but also because of the company's willingness to service the trucks in the field. PAR Electric trucks are spread out around the country, and Custom Truck is committed to servicing them wherever and whenever they are needed."
New Report Expansion in China - Looking Up Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 3
September 9, 2006 - "Ingersoll Rand expanded its dealer network with the addition of Custom Truck & Equipment as a new attachments dealer, providing more Ingersoll Rand solutions to customers in the Kansas City, MO, area."
Ingersoll Rand Adds Kansas City Dealer to Attachment Network - Construction Equipment Guide
May 10, 2006 - "Jones has been quite complimentary of the Altec crane but has saved its biggest accolades for the work Custom did in building the exact crane they wanted."
Making Basement Work a Breeze: Meets Foundation Contractor's Rigorous Performance Needs - Industrial Lift and Hoist
June 6, 1999 - "'The company provides a wide range of expertise unique in the truck industry,' said Paul Summerville, an equipment manager for Par Electric Contractors who has bought dozens of used trucks from Custom Truck. 'They can build trucks that you can't buy anywhere else....My big thing with them is they've always been honest and upfront with me.'"
In High Gear - Kansas City Business Journal