Dec 25, 2023

Hyundai adds dealership in Midwest

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment-North America, based in Norcross, Georgia, has added Silvis, Illinois-based Pillar Equipment to its North American network of authorized dealerships.

Hyundai says Pillar Equipment will represent the full line of Hyundai Construction Equipment products in Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside and Mercer counties in the Quad Cities region of northwest Illinois.

"The Hyundai product line opens new doors to current customers of Pillar Equipment, helps diversify our business and ensures our continued growth for years to come," says Jason Wentland, owner and founder of Pillar Equipment.

"Hyundai products are high quality, reliable and designed with the end user in mind. Just like Pillar Equipment, Hyundai puts the user first and creates a great customer experience."

Wentland says with Hyundai product offerings, Pillar Equipment will be better positioned to compete in several industry segments, including barge unloading, mining and heavy earthmoving.

Pillar Equipment serves customers in general construction, agriculture, tree care, public works and commercial landscaping markets.

Wentland founded Pillar Equipment in 2014 with two other employees. Its most recent expansion was the addition of an 8,000-square-foot service facility. Wentland also credits the city of Silvis for being cooperative and supportive in the dealership's growth and development.

"Hyundai is excited to add Pillar Equipment to our dealer network," says Ed Harseim, district manager for Hyundai. "In less than a decade, Pillar has achieved a prominent position in the competitive Quad Cities market. Jason and his team will apply their experience, energy and customer focus to help grow Hyundai's presence in a range of important industry segments throughout northwest Illinois."

Including Pillar Equipment, the Hyundai North American dealer network consists of more than 80 dealerships operating in nearly 200 locations, offering sales service and parts.

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment-North America offers articulated dump trucks, mini excavators, crawler excavators, wheeled excavators, compact track loaders, skid steer loaders and wheel loaders.