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TRUCKING& FREIGHTING “We’ve remained profitable through the last economic downturn.” -Steve Sill, President // Aspen Equipment provides heavy equipment such as cranes, boom trucks, railroad trucks and forestry equipment. >AS P E N EQ U I P M E N T CO. Machinery and Supplies (RMS), which Equipped to Serve Sill’s grandfather, Michael Sill, founded ASPEN EQUIPMENT SERVES A DIVERSE CUSTOMER BASE THAT INCLUDES MAJOR PLAYERS SUCH AS NORFOLK SOUTHERN AND XCEL ENERGY. branched into construction, forestry, in 1926. Through the years, Road Machinery mining and truck equipment. Steve Sill, who joined the company full-time in 1986, along with his cousin Michael Sill II were instrumental in separating RMS BY A L A N D O R I C H extra for its higher level of quality and -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Many firms might be tempted to cut service. “Our customers recognize that Aspen Equipment Co. corners on products to stay afloat in a [we] aren’t interested in [doing things sinking economy, but not Aspen Equip- cheaply],” he says. 2012 sales: $40 to $50 million ment Co. “Our theory has never been to The Bloomington, Minn.-based Aspen Headquarters: Bloomington, Minn. be the cheapest guys out there,” Presi- Equipment builds custom trucks for the Employees: 105 dent Steve Sill says. forestry, railroad, government, electric Products: Cranes and boom trucks, railroad utility, energy and construction trades. trucks and forestry equipment Aspen Equipment’s roots go back to Road -------------------------------------------------------------- This strategy has paid off for the firm, whose clients are willing to pay a little 32 TLIMAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2013 http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013
Hurricane Sandy
Intermodal Rail
Near Shoring
Steel Bridges
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
TDS Transport
Aspen Equipment Co.
Consumers Energy
Mountain Valley Express Co. Inc.
Supreme Group
Miller Felpax Corp.
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.
TNT Sales
Usher Transport Inc.
Triad Transport Inc.
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Fusion Logistics
GulfMark Energy Inc.
Mode Transportation
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Trailways Inc.
Time Logistics Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Sears Holding Corp.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
J&P Hall Express
Pacific Air Cargo
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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013