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<br /> September 2013<br /> A publication for and about<br /> Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. customers<br /> HODGES TRUCKING COMPANY<br /> Oklahoma City contractor relies on<br /> eight decades of expertise to<br /> efficiently move drilling rigs<br /> See article pg. 4<br /> ALSO INSIDE:<br /> Grove GMK3060 Crane..............9<br /> Tucker Construction<br /> Company................................. 10<br /> Gehl RT250 Loader .................. 15<br /> Komatsu D61i-23 Dozer........... 16<br /> Komatsu Material Handlers...... 21<br /> City of Fort Worth .................... 23<br /> (L-R) Director of Safety<br /> Justin Hodges and<br /> Crane Supervisors<br /> Richard McGuire<br /> and Steve Fisbeck<br /> Ed Kirby<br /> A trip down<br /> memory lane<br /> MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT<br /> Dear Valued Customer,<br /> This issue of your Kirby-Smith Connection puts me in a bit of a nostalgic mood. 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