Rob Rzasa

Team Leader

Rob has been at Equipment, ltd. since 1994. Prior to that he worked at Jack Sigrist Canada for 10 years. Besides managerial duties, Rob handles machinery sales and is always on the lookout for new machines and products. He is an avid Florida Gators fan (Go Gators) and travels to all football home games in his RV with his wife Rosanne.


Matt Hicks

Service Technician

Matt has been a member of the Equipment, ltd. team since 2018. He heads up our spiral grinding machine project. He also is our chief new machinery installer. In his spare time you can find him working on his dad's drag car or hanging out with his girlfriend Kayla! 

Meet Matt

Pete Adair

Service Technician

Pete has been in the saw industry for almost 40 years. He joined the Equipment, ltd team in 1994. When he’s not on the road servicing or installing machines, Pete handles most of our service calls and Akemat parts. In his spare time enjoys spending time with his three kids and four grandchildren.


Sandy Fleming

Office Manager

Sandy joined the Equipment, ltd team in June of 2016. She in in charge of all of our receivables and payables and is the first one to answer the phone when you call in. If you have any questions about your account or need to order anything she is the girl to call!  In her spare time, Sandy likes to spend time with her husband Jack, son Marcus, and two fur babies Athena and Zelda. 


David Moffitt

Service Technician

David is one of our machine specialists. He joined our team in August of 2019. He has spent the last 18 years working on all kinds of grinding machines including: Akemat, Vollmer, Schneeberger, and Walter. In his spare time Dave enjoys working on his Jeep, going to concerts, and hanging out with his wife Angie and dog Chewy. 


Emmitt Smith

Moral Support Specialist 

Emmitt's daily duties include: playing with his favorite orange ball, greeting the customers, and collecting treats from the Fedex & UPS driver's. He also dedicates at least 10% of his time to playing ball with all the employees! When Emmitt is not on the job, he enjoys playing with all his friends at Kannup Kennels, napping, eating cheese balls, and camping with his family!

Meet Shelby

Shelby Abernathy

Social Media Coordinator

Shelby joined the Equipment, ltd. team in 2017. She works part time in the office and helps Sandy with day to day operations. She is in charge of our social media presence and is usually the one who paints the refurbished akemat machines. She currently attends Appalachian State (GO APP!) and is working on her BFA in Studio Art. When Shelby is not at the office or in school, she enjoys making art and spending time with her husband Adam and her dog Merlin. 


Jordan Massagee

Service Technician

Jordan joined the Equipment, ltd. team in April 2013 and works along side Matt and David in our rebuilding department. He is also our NU5A specialist. If you have a question about the NU5A Jordan can answer it!  He is an adrenaline junkie and likes to speed around town in his F 250. Jordan is also a "girl dad" and loves spending time with his daughter Mckenna. 




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311 15th St SW

Hickory, NC  28602

Tel: 828-328-8104

Fax: 828-322-4928

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