Linder Industrial Machinery Company

Linder Industrial Machinery Company sells only the most reliable and technologically advanced equipment in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Southeast Georgia. For 61 years, Linder Industrial Machinery has provided a diversified offering when it comes to off-road equipment. In addition to being one of the largest Komatsu dealers in North America, Linder represents many other lines of equipment including Wirtgen milling machines; Vogele pavers; Hamm compaction products; Kleemann crushing products; Midland Machinery road wideners; Allied Construction Products; Genesis demolition and scrap attachments; Mincon, Esco, Hensley and Superior Brooms.

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110 Halsema Road South , Jacksonville , Florida 32220 USA

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Nationally (across the country)

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The company offers the highest quality equipment for residential and commercial construction, highway construction, paving, aggregates and mining, landscape construction, forestry, demolition, agriculture, industrial, utility, government, material handling and numerous other markets.

Linder Industrial Machinery Company has 16 locations in key cities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. This allows for quick service response time and local parts accessibility. Linder’s corporate office is in Plant City, Florida along with one of its main branches. Linder’s other main Florida branches are in Jacksonville and Pembroke Pines, with additional branches in Ft. Myers, Ocala, Orlando and West Palm Beach. The North Carolina branches are in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Greenville, and Wilmington; and the South Carolina branches are in Columbia, Greer and North Charleston. Full service capabilities are offered in Raleigh, Charlotte, Columbia and Greer. In all three states, technicians are dispatched from the main locations so that field service capabilities are available at all stores. A full sales staff is located in each of Linder’s facilities.

The 58-year-old company began in 1953 when Scott Linder Sr. and James Cox opened offices in Lakeland, Fla. The company’s growth and expansion have continued through the subsequent decades. By 1975 Linder had become the exclusive distributor for Komatsu equipment in the state of Florida, excluding the panhandle. A merger in 1989 brought Linder together with H.F. Mason Equipment Company, which was a fellow Florida equipment distributor that had been founded in 1941. In 1996 SMS International Co. purchased Linder. In 2003, Linder acquired the Mitchell Distributing Company, and with it 10 locations in North and South Carolina. During the course of Linder’s history,  manufacturers have repeatedly recognized the company for excellence, bestowing both the Chairman’s Award and the President’s World Class Award, among other citations.

Today, Linder continues to maintain its outstanding reputation among the region’s construction professionals by emphasizing service and product support.  To this end, Linder is pleased to announce its new management team, created to focus even more on these company values.
Effective April 1, 2010 John Coughlin became Linder’s new company president, succeeding Jeff Cox after his 26 year tenure with the company. Coughlin comes to the position with first-hand knowledge of the workings of heavy equipment dealerships. He has held positions at Komatsu and Komatsu dealerships for over 30 years, thereby bringing with him the knowledge and experience from the dealer and manufacturer’s perspective. His career has always been in the product support arena.   This background as well as his customer-centric leadership focus will provide Linder with tools and vision needed to maintain the successes of the past and to move the company forward.
Linder’s newly revamped management team also includes veteran people in new positions and new locations. Bob Olejniczak (well known as “Bob O” in the industry) has been made executive vice president of sales and marketing. Bob O joined Linder in 2003 when Mitchell Distributing Company was acquired. Prior to joining Linder, Bob O had a successful career at Columbus Equipment Company.
Working closely with Bob O, Bill Winters, who came to Linder in 2006, will now fill the role of vice president in charge of national accounts. Both gentlemen bring extensive heavy equipment sales experience and knowledge to their positions.
Neil Thie, general parts manager, has more than 17 years of parts management experience.  Neil joined Linder in 2005, after beginning his career at a Midwest Komatsu dealer, Roland Machinery. 
As he settles into his role as president, Coughlin sees Linder “evolving into a product support powerhouse.” To that end, Coughlin said that, “We are expanding our services by getting into more specialized types of offerings. In addition, we are sending more maintenance trucks to service our clients’ equipment.  Many contractors have downsized their maintenance staffs in order to reduce overhead in a tough economy. We have been able to demonstrate to our clients that we can provide quick service and get on and off their site with limited expense to them,” Coughlin stated.
Coughlin further explained the company’s new strategy, “Because we can see the direction of the current market, we know that the service and product support side of this business will become even more important to our customers. If Linder’s focus is targeted on those areas, selling equipment becomes a much simpler job. With the economy not as strong now and with customers keeping their equipment longer, there are fewer numbers of unit sales. The focus on the product support side is critical.” 
Customer Input
In addition to its renewed focus on product support, Linder has made changes based on what customers have said. Those changes include adding Superior Brooms to the product lineup to expand on its road building and technologies offerings. Throughout Linder’s extensive history, employees have always been the backbone of the company. Together with the new management team, employees are energized, focused and ready to move forward to serve their customers.
“I know that I speak for the entire management team when I say that our employees are the key to our previous and future successes.  The management and product lines enhancements that have been made will not have the success that we plan without our employees.  Our employees and their willingness to do what’s right for our customers are what make Linder the powerhouse that we are!” said John Coughlin.

Linder offers a wide variety of new, used and rental equipment. The company assures excellent service support with sixteen branch locations, an extensive OEM parts inventory, remanufactured exchange components, aftermarket parts for all makes of equipment, used parts, complete undercarriage rebuilding equipment, and a fully trained staff of Customer Support Managers. Our highly trained service personnel along with our in-house technical support and training departments are the best in the industry. All our service vehicles and rental machines are linked to  KOMTRAX for optimal utilization. Planned maintenance, diagnostic inspections and KOWA oil analysis programs are offered to help avoid unexpected downtime.

Our proactive approach to potential machine problems is accomplished thru the KOMTRAX system. This onboard system instantly alerts us via satellite allowing us to assist customers over the phone. In most cases these problems can be handled immediately without dispatching a technician. However, our factory trained technicians are ready to go 24/7. They are strategically positioned to provide rapid response to all regions. Either on the phone or in the field, our well trained staff is available to answer all your questions.