edco year in review
The year 2019 marked Equipment Development Company’s 60th anniversary of its beginning, which came as a division of a rental store in Silver Spring, Maryland. As we celebrated our history this year, we made several strides across our company to continue positioning ourselves for sustained success in the future.
“Everything we’ve done this year centers around EDCO’s vision and values of customer service, training, quality, safety and our commitment to American manufacturing,” Vice President of Operations Jason Stanczyk said. “The leaders of EDCO and the families that own it are constantly working to ensure our customers receive great value and our employees are taken care of."
EDCO added two new machines to its line of professional swing equipment in 2019.
The new 20” Walk-Behind Downcut Saw (model DS-20) is essentially the same as the popular 18” DS-18 model, but has a larger capacity to cut up to 7-¾ inches in depth for more versatility. The new 18” Economical Walk-Behind Downcut Saw (model KL-18) is similar to the 14” KL-14 model, but has a larger blade capacity to cut up to 6-¾ inches in depth.
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Decorative Boats Light the Night
For the fourth consecutive year, downtown Frederick’s Carroll Creek is illuminated with decorative boats sponsored by area businesses and organizations to light up the waterway and raise money for charitable organizations.
This year, there are 16 boats in the water and two on land in the city. The 18 boats are the most there’s been since the tradition started in 2016 with one boat.
The fleet of boats takes on many shapes and sizes, and creates quite the spectacle for locals and visitors walking along Carroll Creek. The 18th boat sits atop Brewer's Alley restaurant in downtown Frederick, perched just off its rooftop bar.
Each business or organization designs and constructs their boat to be placed in the creek in November. Then, people can vote for their favorite boats with monetary donations that go partly toward the charity that business or organization has chosen to represent.
The shining nautical display will remain in place through the February for the Fire In Ice Festival, which includes ice sculptures, live ice carving demonstrations and fire dancers.