How it all began
Coal Declines – Let’s Diversify
Collaboration between Ohio Machinery, Co. (OM) Con/Agg Division “Your supplier from highwall to highway” and Independence Concrete Recycling (A DiGeronimo Company) to sell crushing components and build custom turn-key stationary plants and solutions. Built by contractors for contractors.
Recycling Aggregate vs Virgin Material
During the US recession it became important to eliminate virgin material transportation costs. Rapid Deployment System (RDS) created a portable solution to eliminate crane expenses and increase setup speed.
RDS Series Development
Ohio Machinery Con/Agg Division invests in growth and manufactures a sizeable RDS series rental fleet to satisfy rental opportunities across the United States.
Market Re-entry and Growth Program
Formation of IROCK Crushers LLC, independent from OM with the mission to provide profitable business opportunities to portable crushing plant operators. Established partnership with Indy Equipment (A DiGeronimo Company) to engineer and manufacture products.
TOUGHER THAN ROCK
IROCK focuses on the introduction of innovative, marketable product advantages in the design and operation of its equipment and introduces the Rapid Track System (RTS) as a mobile, track mounted crushing solution – a pioneering manufacturing endeavor in the US.
Dealer Network Focus
Continuing to sell robust portable crushing plants to end-users, IROCK begins to target building a dealer network
Product Line Development
New business strategy to move away from custom crushing solutions towards developing an established product line. The optional feature, Hydraset Hopper™, is added to the RDS-15 and RDS-20 models.
Tough Crushing & Screening Solutions
Track screening plants added to lineup address customer needs and provide its growing dealer network greater access to marketplace demands.
Investment in Growth
IROCK Owner and President, Ken Taylor acquires Indy Equipment's (A DiGeronimo Company) fabrication and manufacturing division, enhancing the manufacturing process, from initial design to final quality assurance, for a more streamlined process, and improved customer service experience.
Wheel-Mounted Jaw Crusher
The WJC-2844 is developed and then introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas. The primary jaw crusher is capable of processing hard rock, recycled concrete, sand and gravel, and slag
Track-Mounted Open Circuit Horizontal Shaft Impactor
The TC-20 is developed and then introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas. The machine has the versatility to process soft to medium rock, recycled concrete, and recycled asphalt
Product Line and Dealer Expansion
Introduces a track-mounted closed-circuit horizontal shaft impactor, track mounted jaw crusher, track mounted cone crusher and conveying products, further bolstering its expanding product line. Dealer expansion progresses successfully in all regions of the US.
Play to Win Strategy
Aggressively implements a “Play to Win” strategy, fosters a culture where people are paramount, exhibit first class ethics and maintains a laser focus on customer support and product quality. Out with the "same old" and in with a new refreshing experience to serve dealers and customers. The consolidating industry is undergoing significant change and IROCK is positioned to deliver a new way of doing business.
Introduction of the NEW IROCK Crushers Logo
Current Leadership exhibits high growth ambitions and embarks on rebranding IROCK Crushers. This rebranding was a perfect launch into the marketplace to tell current customers and prospects who IROCK is, what they do and why they do it. The rebrand ultimately led to an updated logo design, website and other marketing materials.