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CON-E-CO Marks 50th Anniversary

CON-E-CO Marks 50th Anniversary

Blair, Neb. (January 23, 2007) - CON-E-CO Company, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation, is kicking off its 50th Anniversary celebration on January 23 at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nev. The company is located at booth C-7289.

"Fifty years is a true milestone for CON-E-CO and represents a tradition of stability, growth and commitment to our customers – but it’s just the beginning," said Neil Smith, general manager of CON-E-CO.  "As we look forward to the next half-century, we’re proud of our accomplishments, but realize that the best is yet to come."

Founded in 1957, Concrete Equipment Company (CON-E-CO) has produced many industry milestones:

  • 1957 - Introduced its first product, a Challenge Runabout mobile concrete plant
  • 1964 – Built its first factory on the site of the current company headquarters in Blair, Neb.
  • 1972 - Introduced the first live bottom aggregate batcher for uniform blending and delivery into ready mix trucks
  • 1975 - Introduced and patented the LO-PRO® cement batcher and LO-PRO portable batch plant
  • 1983 - Began rolling out a nationwide Dealer and Representative Distribution organization
  • 1986 - First use of computerized drafting and design tools for concrete batch plants
  • 1994 - Introduced all new 12 and 15 cu. yd. central mix drum
  • 2004 - Was acquired by Oshkosh Truck Corporation and then integrated its resources with McNeilus

CON-E-CO’s products have a well-earned reputation for quality, durability and reliability. Around the globe, CON-E-CO batch plants are operating in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Indonesia, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, and El Salvador.

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