Prinoth recently announced that Ardco Equipment, located in Lafayette, La., just joined the Prinoth team as dealer for the state of Louisiana. They will represent Prinoth for the entire Panther lineup as well as the Trooper.
Ardco which stands for Applied Research and Development Company, was founded in 1955 in Addicks, Texas, where it started engineering and manufacturing 4×4 off-road buggies for the oil and gas industry. As the company expanded they opened a facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1989, Ardco was purchased by the Pettibone Corporation and consolidated its rental and service facility in Lafayette and manufacturing in Baraga, Michigan where Pettibone is also manufactured. To meet the growing demands for off-road equipment in Louisiana, Ardco recently started a new equipment dealership division “Ardco Equipment” to offer a wider variety of machines. Ardco Equipment currently sells, rents and leases equipment for the construction, agricultural, utility, forestry, material handling and oil and gas industries at their new facility in New Iberia, Louisiana.
“Our dealer network is growing and we’re excited to welcome Ardco Equipment on board,” said Doug Little, Director of Tracked Vehicles Sales at Prinoth. He added: “Louisiana is a natural market for tracked carriers. With their peculiar soils and wet lands, our products will without a doubt attract interest for all types of projects in the state of Louisiana.”