Brokk Inc. Expands: Adding New Service and Training Center and Fleet Managers

May 30, 2019

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has opened the doors to its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, expanding its North American coverage and bringing the number of Brokk locations to three. Randy Glidewell and Mike Brott join the Brokk team at the new facility. Glidewell takes on the leadership position as Brokk fleet service manager, with Brott in the role as service technician.

With the acquisition of Aquajet Systems AB in 2016, Brokk realized there was a need for a centralized location in the Midwest to demonstrate machines from both companies. The 10,000-square-foot facility incorporates an outdoor proving ground with various concrete structures to prove out the power and precision of Brokk and Aquajet products, including simulated Department of Transportation materials and steel reinforcement configurations. The building houses an extensive inventory for both companies, including a Brokk service fleet of over 20 machines, for demonstrations, purchase or lease, giving customers the opportunity of a hands-on experience to help them choose the Brokk and Aquajet models and attachments best suited to their needs.

The company plans to host two open house demonstrations later in 2019 in conjunction with Brokk and Aquajet Demo Days, but in the meantime individual demonstrations can be arranged through the Monroe office at 800-621-7856.

“The new facility is going to change how people see Brokk and Aquajet machines,” said Mike Martin, vice president of operations for Brokk. “It’s exciting to be able to show potential customers the capability of these machines. Couple that with how easy it will be to support our existing customers with service and training, and you have a win for customers and prospects alike.”

In addition to demonstrations, the site offers a complete service complex with a wash bay, workshop and welding station. This feature allows for more convenient access and quicker turnaround on service. Several Brokk customers have already sent in their older machines for refurbishing. 

“The Demonstration and Service Center allows Brokk and Aquajet to better support our customers across the U.S. and Canada with quicker delivery times, faster service response, and access to our entire service fleet for a try-before-you-buy option,” said Lars Lindgren, president of Brokk Inc. “It is a place for Brokk and Aquajet customers to learn about our products, our company and become part of an enhanced demolition experience.”  

The new facility will also be offering exclusive training opportunities. Call 1-800-621-7856 for more information. The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative, developed to promote interoperability by assuring the security and privacy of trusted networks, today announced the release of a five-question survey. The survey was designed to help gather input related to the interoperable exchange of healthcare data from industry stakeholders. This is especially important in light of the recent release of the second version of the Office for the National Coordinator's Trusted Exchange Framework draft. 


"We will continue the much-needed focus on interoperability and ensure the creation of a trusted environment where privacy and security requirements are maintained," said Lee Barrett, Executive Director and CEO of EHNAC, one of the organizations that leads the initiative. "Now is the time for our industry to work together to close privacy and security gaps across networks, address vulnerabilities across HIPAA compliance, cyber protection and ransomware prevention, address authentication and ID verification issues all the while assuring the highest levels of stakeholder trust." 

With the goal of providing third-party accreditation for healthcare stakeholders including health information networks (HINs), health information exchanges (HIEs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), data registries, payers, providers, vendors and others, TNAP will focus on assuring identify verification and authentication of stakeholders that will utilize the "digital exchange highway" as well as support blockchain, GDPR, cloud and other underlying enabling technologies.

Ahead of the release of their survey, the TNAP collaborative recently launched a new website where industry stakeholders can find news and information surrounding the collaborative along with the latest regulatory updates. For more information visit https://trustednetworkap.org/.

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