Tucked away in our Kansas City headquarters is the American Crane & Tractor Parts Rebuild Shop. Our shop's reputation in the heavy equipment industry is held strong by the 35 year veteran to ACTP, Jerry Duxbury. We decided to ask him a few questions about how he got into the industry and all about the American Crane & Tractor Parts Rebuild Shop.
How did you get your start in the industry?
"It all started back in 1973. I was 13 years old and I had started working at my dad's company, Construction Industrial Service. I guess you could say my job title was a belly boy or a mud dog, as in 'Get that belly pan off, boy.' They used boy so often I wasn't entirely sure that wasn't my name. After doing my time as a belly boy I eventually worked my way up to rebuilding engines, transmissions, and final drives. I even earned myself a new nickname, Chicken Scratch.