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EquipmentShare to Join Grand Prairie Community Members to Celebrate the Grand Opening of New $3.7M Rental Facility

September 28, 2023

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Grand Prairie, Texas — EquipmentShare, one of the fastest-growing integrated equipment rental and equipment asset management companies in the United States, will join the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce and other community members for a grand opening celebration at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at its new state-of-the-art rental facility located at 1717 W. Shady Grove Road. A ribbon-cutting presentation will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and tours of the new facility.

“Texas has and will continue to be an important part of our business. Grand Prairie was the third location we opened in our company’s history — so it’s an extra special day to commemorate the new building but also to reaffirm our commitment to invest and grow right here in Texas,” said CEO and co-founder Jabbok Schlacks.

The Grand Prairie location will offer next-generation equipment solutions and a best-in-class rental experience thanks to its proprietary technology, T3. Constructed and completed this year, the new 15,953-square-foot building is a modern design that embodies the progressive mindset of the company. It includes 10 service bays with 10 large workstations, a state-of-the-art equipment wash bay, a customer-friendly parts department and a 3,000-square-foot retail area. The new $3.7 million facility shares an equipment yard with the existing building located on Roy Orr Boulevard, which will now serve as the training center for onboarding new team members and an institutional learning hub for the company’s continuing education initiatives. EquipmentShare, founded in 2015, opened its doors in Grand Prairie that same year. In total, EquipmentShare has 22 facilities in Texas.

“The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to celebrate EquipmentShare's expansion with the opening of a new location.  We extend our warmest congratulations on this latest achievement and look forward to witnessing the positive impact their expansion will have on our community,” Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Michelle Madden said. “We are proud to have them as a valued member of our Chamber, and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring to our workforce, economy and the EquipmentShare family.”

“This location is the first in a series with our company’s new rental branch look and feel. We offer reliable tech-powered rentals to builders in this community and across the great state of Texas. When they walk into this space, we want them to experience right away that EquipmentShare is the place to go for the best equipment solutions on the planet,” said Grand Prairie General Manager James Ferguson. “We also want our team members to be proud of their work home, and we believe this new space accomplishes that while offering plenty of room to grow for years to come.”

Ferguson brings years of experience to the role, helping to build the success of EquipmentShare in Grand Prairie. Building up and bettering the communities EquipmentShare serves is also part of the company’s mission and People First culture. At the grand opening, the team plans to present a check of $3,500 to the Grand Prairie Family YMCA to support its efforts to provide a safe place for area youth to be kids.

“We are proud to serve the Grand Prairie community with programs to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body from a values-based foundation and we are so proud to have partners like EquipmentShare. It takes like-minded organizations who have strong values and are willing to invest in them for our community to thrive. We could not be more grateful that EquipmentShare has chosen us to be their vehicle for delivering our shared values to our community,” said Grand Prairie Family YMCA Executive Director Michael Garcia.

The Grand Prairie branch is hiring for various roles, including service technicians, drivers and sales representatives. The company offers unique people-first focused benefits like tool reimbursement for service jobs,  boot allowance, monthly family dinner night for each employee in the company and 16 hours of annual volunteer time off. Learn more about careers with EquipmentShare and apply today.

About T3

EquipmentShare outfits its fleet with durable tracking hardware that’s connected to its high-powered technology platform, T3, to give contractors visibility into their jobsite and accelerate productivity. Rental customers can access important fleet, personnel and jobsite information to manage teams, meet safety compliance, reduce machine theft and analyze digestible and dynamic fleet data. The tracking hardware can also record data to help contractors monitor equipment utilization, GPS location, fuel usage, maintenance history and upcoming service for each asset. EquipmentShare’s fleet management technology solutions notify service managers and technicians when a machine is approaching or past due on maintenance to keep equipment in optimal condition, and prevent breakdowns which lead to downtime — a major pain point for the construction industry.

About EquipmentShare

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Columbia, Mo., EquipmentShare is a nationwide construction technology and equipment solutions provider dedicated to transforming the construction industry through innovative tools, platforms and data-driven insights. By empowering contractors, builders and equipment owners with its proprietary technology, T3, EquipmentShare aims to drive productivity, efficiency and collaboration across the construction sector. With a comprehensive suite of solutions that includes a fleet management platform, telematics devices and a best-in-class equipment rental marketplace, EquipmentShare continues to lead the industry in building the future of construction.