On October 11, 2016 the MacQueen Equipment Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony at our new headquarters. We will start the moving process next week, with our first day of business at the new location being Monday, October 24.
The event featured speeches from: Dan Gage (Vice President of Sales, MacQueen Equipment Group), Chris Coleman (Mayor of St. Paul), Dan Bostrom (Council Member, City of St. Paul), Curt Steffen (President, MacQueen Equipment Group), and Monte Hillman (Senior VP of Real Estate Development, St. Paul Port Authority). The speeches included information on the history of our company and of St. Paul’s East Side.
MacQueen Equipment, Inc. was founded by Jack MacQueen after he took a chance late in his career and acquired the Elgin sweeper product line. He built the roots of MacQueen Equipment in Saint Paul and began to develop a culture of quality products, service, and relationships.
The MacQueen Equipment Group was formed over the last 10 years as we’ve expanded from Minnesota to surrounding states. After acquiring Bruce Equipment in Wisconsin and Trans Iowa Equipment in Iowa, Nebraska Environmental Products was founded as part of the MacQueen Equipment Group in 2008. The most recent addition to the group is the MacQueen Emergency Group, founded in 2016, which will be the Pierce fire truck dealer in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Over fifty years after being founded, we’ve grown not only in size but taken on over a dozen more product lines in the sewer, street, refuse, snow, and fire industries in addition to the original Elgin product line.
Our current location is Saint Paul’s Midway area has served as the MacQueen Equipment location, and more recently the group headquarters, for over 49 years. We’re excited for a new chapter to begin as our new location brings us to Saint Paul’s East Side. The new building will allow us to continue to grow and build strong relationships in our new neighborhood.