Gibson Machinery Honored by GE Capital and Slate

Equipment distributor selected as part of tour that addresses issues of the middle market.

July 15, 2013
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products

Gibson Machinery was recently nominated and selected to be part of GE Capital and Slate’s 2013 Roadshow for Growth as part of a six-month, 20-city tour that will address the issues of middle market businesses, a sector that generates $9 trillion in annual revenue and accounts for nearly 34 percent of total U.S. employment.

Traveling in the bus, the Roadshow for Growth visited middle market businesses in Cleveland, Detroit, Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles, among other cities. On June 13, 2013, Gibson Machinery, with locations in Oakwood Village, Ohio, and Oakdale, Pa., was honored to be one of the businesses chosen to be interviewed and filmed as a stop on this tour.

In the video on the Roadshow for Growth website, “Selling Construction Equipment - and Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” Lee Gibson, Larysa Gibson and Meredith Gibson share their insights on Gibson Machinery’s success during the economic downturn. Larysa Gibson also explains how she meets the challenges of being a female owner in a heavily male-dominated industry.

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Gibson Machinery is a distributor of heavy construction equipment serving the material handling, scrap processing, excavation and demolition markets. Since 2003, Gibson Machinery has provided sales, rentals, parts and service of equipment lines available to the markets served, including Sennebogen, Doosan and Genesis.

The middle market is classified as companies that have revenues between $10 million and $1 billion per year.