The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), Bowling Green, Ohio, announces three new equipment and construction companies have joined the association as corporate members. They are Komatsu America Corp., Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., and Turner Construction Co.
Komatsu America, Chicago, Ill., has signed on for a five-year membership. The parent company Komatsu Ltd. was founded in 1917. Link-Belt, Lexington, Ky., www.linkbelt.com produced its first crane in circa 1890. Today it manufactures a range of rough-terrain, truck, all-terrain, and crawler cranes. Turner Construction, New York, N.Y., is a general contractor founded in 1902. Its extensive resume of projects includes Madison Square Garden and construction management for the world’s tallest building, the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The National Construction Equipment Museum, operated by HCEA, has a 1926 Link-Belt K2 crawler crane that has been fully restored, as well as several machines from Komatsu’s heritage. Its archives house substantial collections of records from Komatsu, Link-Belt and associated companies. Museum and archives holdings are preserved and made available for public research and education.
HCEA will hold its annual International Convention and Old Equipment Expo in Penfield, Ill, July 8-10. For information, go to www.hcea.net.