Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the HCEA office and the National Construction Equipment Museum is closed to the public until further notice. We are taking phone calls between 9:00 and 4:30 Eastern, replying to e-mails, and receiving and processing mail, merchandise orders and information requests, but please be patient with delays.

Also due to the outbreak, our 2020 International Convention & Old Equipment Exposition has been POSTPONED. Instead of this August, it will be held August 27-29, 2021, at the same location near Concordia, Kansas.  

Updates will be posted here and to our social media pages. Thank you for your understanding, and be well. 

Digital Archives Catalog


Use our online archives catalog to get started. You can search for any word, combination of words or phrase; to search for a phrase, “enclose it in quotes.” The software will produce a list of all occurrences of your search in the database.

You can also call up lists of:

  • Company histories, under Creators;
  • The records that we have cataloged under a given company or individual name, under Collections;
  • Subjects discussed in these records, under Subjects;
  • Types of businesses documented in the collections, under Record Groups; and,
  • A small collection of digital images.  

Please bear in mind that the online finding aids describe only a very small portion of our holdings. Unfortunately, we do not have the staff or resources to digitize the over 1,000 lineal feet of records in our collections. 

You can use the online finding aids to contact the Archives with information requests by e-mail.

(c) Historical Construction Equipment Association 2013-2020
16623 Liberty Hi Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
419-352-5616 - Fax 419-352-6086

Equipment, archives and museum inquiries tberry@hcea.net

All other inquiries info@hcea.net

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