Southeastern Equipment gives fledgling Ohio contractor a boost

New Dozer and Excavator models were recently unveiled.
New Dozer and Excavator models were recently unveiled. | File photo
Last year, Kim Ozalas, owner and operator of KO Pipeline, said her company embarked on its first project even though she had not yet fully mastered how to put capital equipment in place.

“When I came to Cambridge [Ohio] to start my first jobs here, I didn't even have a shovel,” Ozalas said. “Southeastern let our people come down, get on the machines, adjusting the equipment to the operator. [Input from the] CASE rep is common. Sitting down with them, talking with them, getting their ideas. It really gives people buy in. When you get buy in, then it all works out.”

KO Pipeline has kept busy in its first two seasons of work – and much of the steel and horsepower required to get the job done has come from Todd Clipner and Southeastern Equipment.

The company also installed a mile of that line with the CASE 2050M dozer and made the initial cut and the new CX350D excavator digging the trench. Two CASE CX350C excavators and the 2050M dozer completed backfilling and final grade.

The working relationship between KO Pipeline and Southeastern Equipment was recently on display on a 12-inch natural gas gathering line near Barnsville, Ohio.

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