The SIGMA Story
SIGMA Equipment was founded in 2003 by CEO, Rob Palmer, after realizing that there was a common problem happening across the food and consumer goods industries; Companies needed better access to equipment and services that would help their operations flourish. Over the last 20 years, the SIGMA team has created a history to be proud of. The SIGMA brand has become one of the premier used equipment dealers in the country and has expanded into seven different divisions, each providing its own suite of expertise and offerings.
When SIGMA was originally founded in 2003, our headquarters were only a small warehouse that we very quickly outgrew. Since then, our company size and capabilities have increased tenfold and we haven’t looked back since.
SIGMA’s First Warehouse
60,000 Square Feet
In 2007, SIGMA moved into our first leased 60,000 square foot facility at Garvin Business Park in Evansville, IN. This was also around the same time that we hired our first warehouse employee to help with the transporting. skidding, and loading of sold equipment. We quickly outgrew this warehouse and moved soon after.
SIGMA’s Maxx Road Location
130,000 Square Feet
We quickly outgrew our first warehouse and moved into the Maxx Road location which became our new headquarters. This facility, combined with an off-site warehouse, gave us a total of 370,000 square feet with 8 dock loading doors, a drive-in ramp for equipment loading and unloading, and office spaces for all of our 70 employees.
SIGMA’s Current Headquarters
660,000 Square Feet
Between adding multiple divisions and acquiring a new company, SIGMA has experienced monumental growth over the years. This expansion led to moving into our biggest building yet. With over 660,000 square feet, we now have the space to expand our offerings and are located at the intersection of I 64 and I 69, making logistics and shipping equipment out easier.
With over 20 years of experience, we are a leading provider of packaging and processing equipment as well as services that support the industry. SIGMA has grown into a “one-stop shop” for all of our customers’ equipment needs and provide customized solutions for our customers’ problems.
Shop and Engineering Services
Services Added: Cycle Tests, Retooling,
Set-To-Sizes, and More
Asset and Equipment Management
Services Added: Redeployment, Custom App for Inventory Management and More
Full-Suite of Services
Services Added: R2 Recycling and Data Destruction, Appraisals, Auctions, and More
SIGMA, which started off with just two employees, has grown into a fully-fledged, employee-owned company that’s made up of seven different divisions. The culture of our company runs deep and we are so proud of the employees and brands that make up the SIGMA Group.
Employee Owned Company
Hiring and Team Growth
As we reflect back on our history and how much SIGMA has accomplished in just the past 20 years, we can’t help but be excited to see what the future holds for us. We will continue expanding our business, offerings, client base, and setting the standard for the packaging, processing, and facility support industries.