Hugh Scott, Sr. and G.A. Weidlich founded Western Machinery Company in St. Louis in 1929. The company began as a multi-line distributor of power transmission equipment, principally chain drives, V-belt drives and hydraulic motors.
Detroit Diesel engine line became the focus of business. Construction and GMC truck franchises were eliminated and government contracting and mining equipment divisions were sold to strengthen the Detroit Diesel operation.
CK Power was created as a segment of Costello Kunze (CK) Ford in Florissant, MO. Under the direction of Tom E. Costello CK Power was the exclusive engine distributor for Ford, John Deere, Kubota and Kohler Generators. CK Power focused on a core business of engine and generator distribution.
Western Diesel Services acquired all stock in CK Power. From 1985-1991, CK Power operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Diesel Services, Inc.
John Costello became President and Chief Operating Officer of CK Power. During this time John established CK Power as an industry leader in engine distribution and power generation solutions.
John Costello acquired Western Diesel Services Inc., DBA CK Power from partner Hugh Scott Jr. John became Owner and Chief Executive Officer of CK Power.
CK Power acquired Consolidated Machine & Welding (CM&W). CM&W is adding equipment, personnel and systems resources to continue to expand and offer state-of-the-art fabrication services to our valued customers.
CK Power acquired Hayes Manufacturing, Inc. A family-run business, Hayes Manufacturing is an international power transmission manufacturer. Their knowledge, personnel and tradition of excellence helps provide valuable products and services to our customers.
CK Power acquired Rocky Mountain Powertrain (RMPT) and Terramac. RMPT’s full-service heavy duty diesel engine and powertrain repair shop keeps our valued customers’ equipment running smoothly and efficiently. Terramac manufactures high-quality tracked carriers, and their flexible customization capabilities ensure our customers get the exact equipment they need.
CK Power Family of Companies is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider for off-highway power solutions and OEM equipment. Our goal is to continually expand our power solutions products and services offering to the market place.