Employee Spotlights

  • Frankie Rankin

    Frankie began working in the Brake and Shear shop in 2000, and is currently over Ledwell’s Trailer Alignment and Tire Shop. His favorite part of his job is helping everyone at the plant, and hopes to be at Ledwell for many years to come. The most memorable part about working at Ledwell were the heart […]
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  • Russell Bragg

    Jun 01, 2017
    Since 1990, Russell Bragg has worked in the Paint Shop at Ledwell. He oversees every piece of equipment that comes through the shop, as the shop foreman. The paint department blasts, paints and washes all equipment, as well as, lines each tank with a protective coating. Russell’s latest endeavor is Powder Coating. He is working […]
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  • Carma Wade

    May 01, 2017
    Carma works in the Machine Shop creating parts for water and dump trucks. She has worked on various machines since starting at Ledwell three years ago. She enjoys seeing how the parts she manufactured are applied on Ledwell equipment and love to learn new skills. Carma has three children and three grandchildren. She loves to […]
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  • Steve Carter

    Apr 01, 2017
    January 1986 started a new year and a career for Steve Carter. When he started at Ledwell 31 years ago, Steve ran parts to the different shops and parts counter. Currently he is over Shipping and Receiving in the Parts Warehouse. Steve receives anything from a small bolt to a large vacuum pump that comes […]
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  • Jason Pond

    Mar 01, 2017
    Jason has been with Ledwell for 17 years. He has worked in the Feedbody, Hydraulic, and Truck Shop over the years, and currently works in the Kit Fabrication portion of the Parts Warehouse. Jason’s main focus is fabricating plumbing for Water Trucks, tarp kits for Dump Trucks and welding parts for Vacuum Units. He likes […]
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  • Michael Adcock

    Feb 01, 2017
    This year, Michael Adcock celebrates 20 years at Ledwell. He has worked in the paint department since day one and loves to make something old look new. Michael mainly works on vacuum tanks from taping to blasting and painting to touch-up. “One of my memorable projects was painting Mr. Ledwell’s house,” Michael said. Michael and […]
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  • Kenney Cecil

    Jan 01, 2017
    Kenney Cecil has been a part of the Ledwell team since 1989. He started his career in the Truck Shop building various pieces of equipment. And then after 11 years in the Truck Shop, he was promoted to shop foreman. Since 2003, Kenney has been an integral part of the Ledwell Sales Team. He enjoys […]
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  • Ken Coltharp

    Sep 01, 2016
    Ledwell’s Machine Shop foreman, Ken Coltharp, began his career in 1995. Ken’s main projects include supplying all shops with parts needed for new builds, as well as, for repairs and for purchase at our Parts Department. Ken has spent the majority of his years in the Machine Shop but for about three years he worked […]
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  • Phillip Brantley

    Jul 01, 2016
    Phillip Brantley has worked at Ledwell for the last decade, and has been in the Truck Shop his entire career. He works on an array of equipment that comes through the shop, assisting the foreman in any way he can. Phillip said his favorite part of his job is, “When a customer picks up one […]
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  • Kevin Lansford

    Jun 01, 2016
    Kevin started in the Feedbody Shop in 1983. After twenty years, he moved to the Trailer Shop to help build Hydratail Trailers, and in 2005 became a foreman. Kevin said, “The best thing about my job is the variety of equipment you can build and the friendships you can build with your co-workers.” Although he […]
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  • Duane Knowles

    Apr 01, 2016
    This year celebrates 25 years at Ledwell for Duane Knowles. He has worked in the Parts Department since day one and loves it. Interacting with people from all over the United States and different shops around Ledwell is Duane’s favorite part of his job. Duane works half of his time in the office helping walk-in […]
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  • David Turnage

    Mar 01, 2016
    David Turnage has been with Ledwell for 23 years and is currently our Purchasing Director. He has worked in a few different shops over the course of his career; Brake and Shear, Feedbody, and was the supervisor of the Pattern Torch before moving to his current position. David purchases all the necessary supplies needed for […]
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  • Todd Offield

    Feb 01, 2016
    Todd Offield has been an employee at Ledwell for 11 years working in the Tank Shop for the majority of that time. Currently, Todd fabricates and welds vacuum tank and says that is his favorite part of his job. Todd and his wife, Linda have three daughters, Samantha, Kaitlyn, and Skye. He enjoys spending time […]
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  • Dennis Cleveland

    Jan 01, 2016
    Dennis Cleveland has been with Ledwell for 11 years. Currently, he is the city parts runner, gathering parts and supplies needed for all the shops and employees at the Texarkana manufacturing facility. Dennis makes it possible for production to continue even if a tool breaks. His favorite part about working at Ledwell is meeting the […]
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  • Ryan Whitehead

    Nov 01, 2015
    Ryan has been with Ledwell for ten years and currently works in the Feed Body Shop. Previously, Ryan worked in the Trailer Shop, as well as, at Ledwell’s Fayetteville, North Carolina location. He mainly works on Feed equipment, but sometimes works on Dump beds, Hydratail Trailers and Flatbeds. Working service calls are what Ryan says are his […]
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  • Lisa Farris

    Oct 01, 2015
    Lisa Farris began her career at Ledwell in May of 1991. She started as a receptionist and in Accounts Receivable, but transferred to Accounts Payable within her first year. Lisa continued in AP for 19 years before returning to Accounts Receivable. In 2013, Lisa became Ledwell’s Human Resources Director. Lisa is in charge of processing […]
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  • Eddie Cokeley

    Sep 01, 2015
    Eddie Cokeley has worked at Ledwell for 25 years. He is one of those rare cases where he has worked in the same shop, Feedbody, his entire career. While there, Eddie has still managed to work on other types of equipment besides feed trailers. Included in the array of equipment he has worked on are […]
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  • Phillip Anderson

    Aug 01, 2015
    Phillip Anderson has worked at Ledwell for 23 years. He started working in the Paint Shop before moving to the Pump Room where Phillip worked for 14 years. For the last six years he has built and repaired remote controls for various Ledwell equipment, as well as, providing technical support for customers and assist salesman […]
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  • John Sieger

    Jul 01, 2015
    John Sieger has worked at Ledwell for 16 years, and during that time he has always worked in the Paint Shop. His main focus at Ledwell is lining water tanks with Polibrid 705 and vacuum tanks with Excalibur Blue Epoxy Tank Liner Extl 960. John said his favorite part about his job is, “Always working […]
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  • Josh Farmer

    Jun 01, 2015
    Josh Farmer has worked at Ledwell the last 10 years. He has worked in several shops including Feed Body, Machine, and Truck Shop. Currently he works in the Tank Shop coding tanks. Code Vessels are produced with a 3.5:1 safety factor and follow a strict quality control program that include methods of construction, inspections and […]
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  • Kyle Edwards

    May 01, 2015
    Kyle Edwards has worked at Ledwell in the Break and Shear Shop for the past 16 years. He operates a press brake to bend various steel and aluminum parts. Kyle’s favorite part about his job is teaming up with great friends to produce a quality product for the company. Kyle likes to spend time with […]
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  • Santiago Simon

    Apr 01, 2015
    Santiago Simon has worked at Ledwell for the last decade, mainly in the Fabrication Shop. He welds parts together to make Rollback sub-assemblies and various other parts for equipment. Santiago enjoys seeing the end result of equipment built with the parts he manufactures. When asked his favorite part about Ledwell he said, “Ledwell is the […]
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  • Wayne Adams

    Mar 01, 2015
    This year marks Wayne’s 25th anniversary at Ledwell. He has been working in the Feed Body Shop since he started in 1990 focusing on sub-frames and axles. Wayne’s hobbies include fishing, hunting and bull riding. When asked about a favorite memory, Wayne said, “Mr. Buddy made me come eat steak after hay season was over. […]
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  • Wayne May

    Feb 01, 2015
    Wayne May has worked at Ledwell for 33 years. He started in shipping and receiving and now works in the main office checking in new trucks and invoicing shop repair work orders. His favorite part of his job is the variety of going outside to inventory the trucks and staying inside creating invoices. One of […]
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  • Ricky Green

    Dec 01, 2014
    Ricky Green has worked at Ledwell since 1974 in the Trailer shop. He did venture out to the Truck shop and Feedbody at times when help was needed. Ricky’s main project in the Trailer shop is to design and build each new Hydratail trailer. His favorite part about working at Ledwell is designing a new […]
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  • Larry Plant

    Nov 01, 2014
    Larry Plant started working at Ledwell in 1971 when there was about 30 employees. “When I interviewed, Mr. Ledwell asked me if I could weld. I said ‘No, sir.’ He asked me if I could use a cutting torch. I said ‘No, sir.’ He asked me if I was a mechanic. I said ‘No, sir.’ […]
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  • James “Rubber Duck” Rubly

    Oct 01, 2014
    James “Rubber Duck” Rubly has worked at Ledwell for 15 years. He started his career in the Truck Shop and is currently in Quality Control. His main projects are installing wireless remotes, lights and placing stickers on trailers. James and his wife, of 16 years, Paula have two children Lindsey (15) and Charles (21). During […]
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  • Michael Steward

    Sep 01, 2014
    Michael Steward has worked at Ledwell for 17 years. He has spent his entire career in the Paint Shop and enjoys it very much. Michael states, “[My] favorite part of my job is the amount of responsibility I have because it keeps me busy.” The main focus of Michael’s responsibilities at Ledwell is ordering and […]
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  • Holley Hubbard

    Aug 01, 2014
    Holley has spent the last 25 years working in the Feed Body Shop at Ledwell. His work focuses mostly on paddle booms and feed equipment parts. He enjoys building different things on a daily basis. He has been married to his wife, Jenny, for 25 years and they have two kids and three grandkids. Holley […]
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  • Mark Hallenbeck

    Jul 01, 2014
    Mark has worked at Ledwell since 1992, and this year marks his 22nd anniversary. While he has spent the majority of his years in the Feed Body Shop, he started his career working in the Truck Shop for William Griffin. “William was a good man to work for. About six months into it, I was […]
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  • Sean Robinson

    Jun 17, 2014
    Sean has worked in the Break and Shear Shop for the past 9 years other than the few months he spent in the Saw Shop after breaking his leg in a skydiving accident. He is responsible for producing parts for almost every project that Ledwell is involved in. “My favorite part about my job is […]
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  • Rene Antillon

    Apr 14, 2014
    Rene Antillon has been working at Ledwell fourteen years. He currently works in the Feed Body Shop, but has spent time working in the Truck Shop, Hydraulic Shop, Parts Shop, Tank Shop, Machine Shop and at Ledwell Farm. Rene’s main focus is working on new projects that require precise measurements. He also teaches new employees […]
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  • Alfredo Gonzales, Jr.

    Jan 01, 2014
    Alfredo has worked in the Truck Shop since he started working at Ledwell 13 years ago. He mostly works on water trucks by preparing the chassis and mounting the tanks to the frame. Alfredo really enjoys working on custom projects such as the 4,000 gallon water truck orders that come in with extra add-ons like […]
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  • Sergio Resendiz

    Dec 04, 2013
    This year marks ten years for Sergio Resendiz at Ledwell. He works in the Truck Shop specializing in Rollbacks. When a chassis comes in, he prepares it for the Rollback body and then mounts it. He really enjoys the process of wiring all of the trucks. One of Sergio’s favorite projects was building a 30-foot […]
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  • Emory “Doyle” Stewart

    Aug 27, 2013
    This year celebrates the 20th anniversary for Doyle working at Ledwell. He currently works operating the forklift, unloading trucks and moving materials from shop to shop. He enjoys getting to work outside and talking to everyone in the different shops. Doyle remembers the time he quit working for Ledwell many years ago to go to […]
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  • Joseph Dixon, Jr.

    Jun 19, 2013
    Joseph started working at Ledwell six years ago and hasn’t looked back since. He has worked in the Feedbody Shop since he started except for spending one month in the truck shop. Joseph runs the pattern torch which makes him part of almost every project that comes in to the Feedbody Shop. His favorite part […]
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  • Gaylen Ramsey

    Apr 17, 2013
    Gaylen Ramsey has been working at Ledwell for 7 years. He currently works under Brad Stringer in the Tank Shop. His most memorable project was building the centerpoint suspension on a saltwater tank. Gaylen has been married for 38 years and has two kids and two grandkids. Like most of his coworkers, he loves to […]
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  • Roberto Torres

    Mar 25, 2013
    Roberto Torres has been working at Ledwell for the past 23 years. He works in the Truck Shop assembling rollbacks, water trucks and dump trucks. His favorite part of the job is that he doesn’t do the same thing every day and works on a wide variety of projects. “Roberto is a true craftsman. He […]
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  • Thomas Butcher

    Dec 19, 2012
    Most of the employees here at Ledwell do not have the chance of seeing what goes on in all the departments. Thomas Butcher, on the other hand, gets to spend time going from shop to shop measuring and delivering parts to the employees. Thomas started working at Ledwell right out of high school in October […]
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  • Chris Kuepker

    Nov 01, 2012
    This past April was the 20th year anniversary mark for Chris Kuepker, also known as “Special K”. Chris became a Ledwell employee in 1992 and has been a huge asset to the Feed Body shop ever since. Over the years Chris has had the opportunity to work with many different people and go home with […]
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  • Kenny Whitecotton

    Jul 24, 2012
    Kenny Whitecotton has worked as a welder in the Feedbody Shop since he came to Ledwell twelve years ago. He started working for Ledwell right out of school and gained all of his training onsite. He really takes pride in his work and loves seeing sheets of metals, parts and pieces transformed into a finished […]
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  • Brandon O’Neal

    Jun 01, 2011
    Brandon O’Neal currently works in the Tank Shop, but in the 6 years he has been at Ledwell, he has worked in every shop on property. Although he enjoyed the variety of working in different areas, the Tank Shop is his favorite. He enjoys the challenges that come with working on water tanks. He considers […]
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