Liebherr adds American State Equipment to dealer network

Liebherr adds American State Equipment to dealer network

Company provides sales and service for Liebherr equipment in the Midwest region.


Newport News, Virginia-based Liebherr USA Co.’s mining equipment division has added Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based American State Equipment Co. to its dealer network. American State holds the distinction of being the longest tenured Liebherr equipment dealer in the U.S., according to a news release. The company will serve Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and parts of Illinois and Indiana.

“We are very excited to have finalized the agreement with Liebherr’s Mining Equipment Division and expand upon our long partnership with Liebherr,” American State Equipment Co. President and COO Tim Kraut says. “The addition of the mining equipment product line is an excellent fit with our construction equipment division, as well as our crushing and screening division. We’re looking forward to our mutual success and the continued growth of the Liebherr brand in our region and are proud to be appointed as the first dealer for Liebherr USA Co.’s mining division.

American State Equipment Co. is a family-owned company operated by the third generation of the Kraut family. Established in Milwaukee in 1957, the dealership has served some of the largest cities in the Midwest for more than 60 years. Today, the company has multiple locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota and subsidiary Finkbiner Equipment Co. has locations in Chicago and East Peoria, Illinois. American State offers a full line of construction equipment, from cranes roadbuilding and deep foundation equipment.

“Adding American State strengthens product availability and support for customers in the Midwest region,” remarks Howard Grant, sales director for Liebherr USA Co. mining equipment division.

“Liebherr USA Co. mining equipment division is extremely excited to be partnering with American State,” states Shane Kuhlmey, Liebherr USA Co.’s mining division director. “American State’s strength in sales and customer service aligns with our organization’s goals to provide application-specific products and the world class service required by today’s mining companies.”