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H&E Equipment Services expands in Missouri and Kansas

By Brock Huffstutler

September 10, 2023

H&E Equipment Services, Baton Rouge, La., has opened new branches in Columbia, Mo., and Wichita, Kan.

The Columbia location opened Sept. 5, 2023, and is H&E’s third rental location covering the state of Missouri.

“We expanded into the Midwest just two years ago, and our acquisition of One Source Equipment Rentals last October instantly increased our footprint in the region. We’re maintaining the traction with this new branch in Missouri, which is situated centrally to serve Columbia and the entire state — north to Iowa, south to Arkansas, and areas between our existing locations in the Kansas City and St. Louis markets,” said Robert Kerbo, branch manager of H&E’s Columbia location. “We’re continuing to add fleet and efficiencies in the region, and being located close to I-70 and Hwy. 63 means we can source equipment for our customers from nearby branches if needed and move it to their job site quickly and efficiently.”

The Wichita branch opened Sept. 7, 2023, and is H&E’s first rental location in the state of Kansas.

“Our new Wichita branch is centrally located to reach both the large metropolitan market and also surrounding areas beyond. We already have established branches in Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, so this new location bridges the geographic gap between them and brings additional fleet and resources to customers in the region. Our proximity to I-35 and many feeder highways allows us quick delivery times and responsiveness,” said Cody Richardson, Wichita branch manager. “I’m a Wichita native and started in the equipment business here 20 years ago. I know the area and am excited to introduce H&E to my state.”

Both facilities include an equipment yard, offices and a repair shop, and carry a variety of construction and general industrial equipment.

The Columbia and Wichita branches specialize in the rental of aerial lifts, earthmoving equipment, telescopic forklifts, compaction equipment, generators, light towers, compressors and more. The branches represent numerous manufacturers.

Since the beginning of the second quarter of 2023, H&E has opened 11 new branches across the country. The company now serves 30 states.