Family-owned KanEquip, formerly Straub’s International, opened its doors to the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic and public for a Ribbon Cutting and Ice Cream Social recently. This meet-and-greet allowed the Chamber to officially welcome KanEquip to Great Bend and hear about the company’s commitment to the area.
Brothers Bryndon and Grant Meinhardt were on hand and spoke to the mission and presence of KanEquip, built by their father 52 years ago and now 14 locations strong.
Headquartered in Wamego, KanEquip can be found across Kansas and Nebraska where they strive to be community partners. One example of this is the current partnership with Barton Community College to facilitate the agriculture programs. “It’s all about friends, family and small towns,” says Bryndon Meinhardt.
The Great Bend location employs 21 people with positions to fill and is a Case-IH dealer for farm and construction equipment.