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Columbus Equipment Company/AMI Partnership Represents One-Stop, Aggregate Equipment Solution

Updated: Jan 20


Astec Equipment

Columbus Equipment Company has partnered with Aggregate Manufacturing International (AMI) to provide our aggregate customers a comprehensive selection of products and faster service.

“This opportunity allows us to combine all our resources and provide a solution to any need a customer may have. We can supply anything from a turnkey system to a single part.”
Mike Garard, Founder and President of AMI

Columbus Equipment Company represents the tracked aggregate product line from ASTEC, while AMI offers stationary aggregate equipment by ASTEC and other manufacturers. AMI also custom designs, engineers and fabricates equipment. The full-service company has service and parts departments and a field installation crew. “The transition from several brands to one unified ASTEC creates a great opportunity for us in the aggregate market. Together with AMI, we can achieve a unified distribution strategy," said Mark DiSalvo, Environmental Division Manager. Mike Garard, Founder and President of AMI, adds, “This opportunity allows us to combine all our resources and provide a solution to any need a customer may have. We can supply anything from a turnkey system to a single part.” While customers for tracked equipment often need products quickly and don’t require a lot of customization, stationary plants tend to be a 50-year investment, he noted. “We can go in and do site surveys and adapt a plant to site conditions and operating conditions. We can help the customer optimize and reduce costs.”

“Once we met the people from Columbus Equipment, we saw they were great people, and we wanted to do business with them.”
Mike Garard, Founder and President of AMI

Customers will benefit from faster service as well as a broader range of products. Recently, a customer with a track-mounted crusher from Columbus Equipment Company needed warranty service. Because an AMI technician could reach the customer faster, AMI handled the repair. DiSalvo says, “ASTEC prides itself on a customer-centric focus and we share that same focus with AMI. Together we see an opportunity to better serve the end user.” Garard adds, “A common product began our initial conversations and once we met the people from Columbus Equipment, we saw they were great people, and we wanted to do business with them. Both of our teams have a staff that is dedicated to helping aggregate customers.” For more details about how Columbus Equipment Company and AMI can assist your aggregate operations, contact your Environmental Division sales representative today.


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