An Official Goodbye to the SHECO Name

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As many know, in 2010 Bode Equipment Company acquired Service Handling Equipment Company (SHECO) out of Marlborough, Massachusetts. SHECO was family owned and operated by the Rose family since 1956. Bode and SHECO shared many of the same values of operating with value, honesty, and integrity.

The acquisition came following a difficult economic time, where many companies in the industry experienced loss in profits and were forced to let employees go. Service Handling Equipment Company was purchased, and with the acquisition came some incredibly valuable team members who are now assets to Bode and representatives of the business practices and values of both companies.

Since 2010, we’ve operated as two separate entities, keeping the SHECO name alive as to not confuse prior clients and suppliers. These separate operations included different phone tones, different paperwork, and a separation between SHECO who serviced MA, RI, and CT and Bode for NH, VT, and ME.

Bode has officially merged its office with the SHECO office, making Marlborough our Massachusetts office and our headquarters remaining in Londonderry, New Hampshire. You may have noticed our new logo consisting of just “Bode” as we will no longer be using the Service Handling Equipment Company name in paperwork, across the website, over social media, etc. We will refer to it as our Marlborough, MA office. You may have also noticed that we have changed our emails, so that all emails will be in the following format: first.last @ We will still receive emails from our old accounts so don’t worry!

In 2018, Bode is working towards creating a stronger identity for itself as a material handling company as well as becoming a trusted name in installation, design services, and repair and maintenance services. We want everyone to know that we are a growing and thriving company. We have a service team, installation team, inside sales team, outside sales team, and project manager ready to service your needs in material handling & dock and door. We look forward to what the future holds for Bode, and bid farewell to the name “SHECO.”

Although the name is gone, the legacy and reputation the Rose family built lives on and thrives in Bode through members of our Massachusetts office. We are especially honored to have the continued support and contribution of Scott Rose in our office. 

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“I can’t say enough about the responsiveness and consistent attention to quality from everyone at Bode”
Kathy Solomon
The First Church of Christ, Scientist

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