About Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc.
Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. was founded by Jim Burgei in 1975. The company started with a 3,000 square foot building on 1 ½ acres west of Kalida on US224.
In October of 1984, Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. purchased competitor, Middlekauff Inc. in Toledo. After 6 years downtown, Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. purchased 10 acres in Walbridge just south of Toledo. In August of 1990, the move to the new facility was completed.
Joe Recker, Greg Recker and Ken Kahle purchased Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. from Jim Burgei in July of 2001. Their vision and mission for the company was to build the best quality trucks in the industry. The new ownership group also greatly diversified the products and services of their company. Kalida Truck Equipment Inc. which once relied on snow and ice now has a much broader portfolio, including roadside mower equipment.
In May of 2019, Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. moved into our new home office which includes 19,000 square feet. The new facility has a totally automated 14 bay service area equipped with a 10 ton overhead crane. Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc.’s new building also includes a new parts department and executive offices.
In 2021, our company celebrated 46 years in business. With a strong focus on quality and customer service, Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. has grown to 45 employees strong. Our 2 locations sit on a combined 22 acres with 25 work bays and an automated down draft paint booth. We have over 50,000 square feet of working space and we continue to grow every year.
If you want the best quality work truck built today call us.
Ohio’s Most Diversified Truck Equipment Distributor since 1975.