An Expanding Fleet
Since 1936, when the first bulldozer was purchased, the Igel Co. has expanded its fleet to every type of earthmoving equipment for the custom job.
Bulldozers ranging from 6 to 19 tons, with 8 feet to 13 feet blades, hi-lifts, both rubber tired and crawler type, from 1 yard to 2 and a half yard capacities are available with competent men and radio equipped moving equipment to give service to contractors, plants, farmers, and municipalities”
-From an early Igel Brochure
New Tools for Construction
Cranes were developing as a new tool for construction, and Ohio was at the center of development (Bucyrus - Erie and Lima cranes are still being used today).
George J. Igel & Co., Inc. was a steady user of cranes from 1940 to 1993. The manufacturers would come to Columbus to see the cranes in use and discuss improvements in design for the next generation of models with the Igel Team.
Service to the Community
"Service to the Community" has been the motto of George J. Igel & Co., Inc. In the 1958 flood, Igel cranes worked on the levee and Igel pumps worked to save industries and property.
Radio dispatched equipment was a new service provided by Igel.
In 1955, an Igel crane set the Columbus Statue, donated by Genoa, Italy, in
front of City Hall under the direction of George Igel, Sr.
The 1990’s brought GPS technology into play and Igel worked with OSU Center for Mapping to create one of the first mobile receivers to create a real time topography of an existing site in 1994.
The fourth generation of Igel family, John Igel, George Igel V, and Joe Igel Jr., began to guide the company in 1995.
Beginning of a Tradition
The new millennium brought continued improvements to the Company. Self-performed concrete work was added to services to clients. The first soil stabilization and reclamation machines were purchased. The new services expanded the markets and projects the Company could perform.
An Expanding Fleet
Despite all of the changes brought about by technology, the values of the staff remain unchanged. Hard work, innovation, honoring our commitments, always giving the customer good advice and working with team members who share the common values of family and community continue as traits through the generations and have become ingrained in the culture of the organization.
The company continues into its second 100 years, firmly positioned for the future.