Martin Equipment Breaks Ground on New Columbia, Missouri, Facility

posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Dealer News

Goodfield, IL — On May 7, 2021, Martin Equipment of Illinois, Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest facility in Columbia, Missouri. Construction of the industrial equipment dealer’s 21,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in February of 2022, with the full-service facility slated to open to the public in the spring of 2022.

Constructed by Vissering Construction Company of Streater, Illinois, the Columbia location will be more than triple the size of Martin Equipment’s current 6,500-square-foot space in Ashland, Missouri. Including eight service bays complete with large-capacity cranes to easily accommodate production-class equipment, the new facility enables the dealer’s ability to support big iron at an even higher level and will increase in-stock parts capacity by at least 300 percent. Cylinder repair and hose making will also be performed on-site.

A multi-location John Deere and Hitachi dealership specializing in heavy construction and forestry equipment, Martin Equipment provides a wide range of resources and tools to support its customers and extend the productivity and overall life of their fleets. In addition to sales and support functions, dealer specialists at the fourth-generation, family- and woman-owned company deliver machine-rebuild and -relife solutions and complete component remanufactures.

“Our customers deserve a dealer that partners with them and their iron in a big way,” said DeLene Martin Bane, Martin Equipment president. “We are proud of and offer some of the best service, sales, and support in the entire area, and now our new state-of-the-art facility will match our employees’ extensive capabilities. Its size and capacity will enable us to support our customers in a greater way than ever before. We couldn’t be more excited about the investment in our people, our products, and our customers.”

Counties covered by the new Columbia location include Saline, Howard, Audrain, Pettis, Cooper, Boone, Callaway, Benton, Morgan, Moniteau, Cole, Osage, Maries, Miller, Camden, and Pulaski in Missouri. For more information or to contact your local Martin Equipment representative, please visit

About Martin Equipment

Martin Equipment is a fourth-generation, family-owned John Deere Construction & Forestry and Hitachi Construction Machinery dealer headquartered in Goodfield, Illinois, with nine locations across Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Martin’s commitment to exceptional service was established in 1926 with the opening of Sam F. Martin Equipment in Roanoke, Illinois. Sam’s unflinching commitment continued for three decades, ensuring a prosperous and growing business serving the national marketplace. The Martin family didn’t know it then, but they were building a legacy.

With historic developments in earthmoving and forestry equipment over time, a new era with tremendous potential for growth began. Those opportunities resulted in the formation of Martin Equipment of Illinois, Inc. in 1981 as an authorized John Deere Industrial (construction, utility, and forestry) dealership. The company continues to live up to its heritage by taking sales and service to even higher levels.

Today, with over nine decades of experience, 200 employees, and nine locations, the company is dedicated to customer success by providing a wide range of equipment, parts, and legendary support. To learn more about Martin Equipment, please visit


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