If you ask The G. W. Van Keppel Co., being stuck in the middle isn't half bad. The company touts its role as a middle man, matching original equipment manufacturers with operators of their heavy duty workhorses. Founded in 1926, it has grown to distribute a slew of construction, aggregate, and material handling equipment under blue chip brands, including Volvo, Hyster, and Champion Motor Graders. The company also offers repair and maintenance services, rental equipment, and aftermarket parts for its equipment. G. W. Van Keppel is led by its founder's third generation, chairman and president Bill Walker.