Press releases | 05/06/2019 Liebherr USA, Co. Mining Equipment Division adds Wisconsin-based American State Equipment to dealer network

  • Company provides sales and service for Liebherr equipment in the US Midwest region
  • Agreement will bring new mining industry products to customers in this market

Liebherr USA, Co. Mining Equipment Division has added American State Equipment to its dealer network. American State holds the distinction of being the longest tenured Liebherr equipment dealer in the US. The company will serve Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois and Indiana.

American State Equipment Co. logo.

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Two Liebherr T282 mining trucks and an R 9800 mining excavator at work.

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“We are very excited to have finalized the agreement with Liebherr’s Mining Equipment Division and expand upon our long partnership with Liebherr,” said Tim Kraut, president and chief operating officer of American State Equipment Co. “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 over 60 years. Today the company has multiple locations – a Milwaukee, Wisconsin headquarters and branch offices in Wausau and Little Chute, Wisconsin; St. Paul and Duluth, Minnesota and subsidiary Finkbiner Equipment Co., which has locations in Chicago and East Peoria, Illinois. American State offers a full line of construction equipment – everything from cranes to earthmoving and roadbuilding to deep foundation equipment.

“Adding American State strengthens product availability and support for customers in the Midwest region,” said 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,” said 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.”


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Ana Cabiedes

Liebherr USA, Co.

4800 Chestnut Ave.

Newport News, VA 23607