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<br /> September 2017<br /> A publication for and about Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. customers<br /> www.KirbySmithConnection.com<br /> Featured in this issue:<br /> BRET BARNHART EXCAVATING<br /> Tulsa-area site, utility contractor<br /> decided career path long before<br /> graduating high school<br /> White logo is below<br /> Bret Barnhart,<br /> Owner<br /> Ed Kirby<br /> Time to step up<br /> infrastructure<br /> spending<br /> 2<br /> MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT<br /> www.kirby-smith.com<br /> Dear Valued Customer:<br /> Our country faces an infrastructure crisis. Congested and deficient<br /> roadways and unsound bridges are safety hazards. Clean and safe<br /> water-supply pipelines are vital to our everyday needs. Yet, we consistently<br /> underinvest in these and other basic items. There is talk in Washington<br /> about addressing these issues with a $1 trillion – or more – infrastructure<br /> plan, but nothing is concrete, and lawmakers continue to<a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=1"> September 2017 A publication for and </a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=2"> Ed Kirby Time to</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=3"> IL Kansas City • KS Tuls</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=4"> SALUTE TO A CUSTOMER BRET BARNHART EXCAVATING Tu</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=5"> s VIDEO Site Work Superintendent Justin De</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=6"> Steady expansion has been the key . . . continue</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=7"> </a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=8"> SALUTE TO A CUSTOMER PE BEN USA Texas contractor</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=9"> Pe Ben USA rents several Komatsu machines from Ki</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=10"> Ready for the next generation . . . continued </a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=11"> PIPELINE NEWS Discover mo</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=12"> “I’ve used them all and Komatsu is </a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=13"> APPLIED TECHNOLOGY UNDENIABLE ADVANTAGE Komatsu’</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=14"> “Komatsu support keeps us going.” MATT SMITH PR</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=15"> NEW PRODUCT SECOND-GENERATION PC210LCi New intel</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=16"> “There’s nothing this hi-tech out there!” ANTH</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=17"> INNOVATIVE PRODUCT NEW PRODUCTION EXCAVATOR PC65</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=18"> TO GRADE AutomAted to mAKe the PRoduCtion You ne</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=19"> MORE NEW PRODUCTS NEW RIGID-FRAME TRUCKS Increas</a> <a title="Kirby Smith 17#3_Zmag page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7353e02d?page=20"> ® ProsKnow! 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