R.H.&M. Machine Co.

Helping Dig Holes Since 1973…

RH&M Is Born

Herbert D. Edgell, Jr. and Marvin Gemas started the original machining operation out of a garage in 1972. The operation would go on to become RH&M.

October, 1973
RH&M is Incorporated

RH&M is founded by Herbert D. Edgell, Jr., William P. King, Marvin Gemas, and John E. Edgell, specializing in mining equipment manufacturing.

Investing in Production

In 1976 RH&M took delivery of one of the first in the area Numerically Controlled Lathes (NC Tape lathe), identical to the one shown in this promo picture for production machining. One year later, in 1977, a second machine was purchased.

RH&M Acquires Original Go-For-Digger

In 1978, RH&M acquires rights to the original Go-For-Digger product line which dates back to 1950. The original unit was a backhoe permanently attached to the back of a Jeep.

Year 1980 - 1986
Research and Development

Between 1980 and 1986 the digger was converted into a Dodge pickup truck, similar to the original design, with a larger chasis.

1989 - 1990
Go-For-Digger Evolves

In 1990 the original design of the digger took on a new look, evolving into a tow behind unit, making it signifigantly more cost effective and versatile.

1990 - 1994
New and Improved GoFor Digger 6 Model

Between 1990 and 1994, the towable Go-For-Digger evolved into the current version, the Go-For 6L.  

1994 - 1995
Facility Expansion

With the new and improved Go-For-Digger model, RH&M expands their Morgantown, WV facility to accomodate production growth. 

2000 - 2001
Production Ramp Up

RH&M sees an increase in production, with a growing inventory of Go-For-Digger machines, available in both standard gasoline or (as in the photo) natural gas. 

2023 - 2024
Electrified Go-For Digger Option

RH&M develops the first electrified version of the Go-For 6, updating the traditional internal combustion version into a quieter and efficienct electric version.

RH&M Today

Today, RH&M has expanded to offer a range of fabrication services, along with traditional internal combustion engine and electrified versions of the Go-For-Digger. 

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