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Merchant Excavating, Inc.

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.              Main Office: (989) 875 - 3691

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4040 North State Road, Alma MI, 48801                                             Main Telephone: (989) 875 - 3691

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                Logistics: (989) 388 - 0000 

Fax: (989) 875 - 7772                                                                                   Repair Shop: (989) 875 - 0200          

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Owner: Ed Taylor

Owner: Dave Merchant

Office Manager: DeAnna Taylor


Repair Shop: Anthony Taylor



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Mission Statement

Merchant Excavating, Inc. believes that the employees are the most important part of the operation. Merchant Excavating, Inc. continuously strives to create and maintain a working environment that promotes a positive, safe, and healthy work place.

At Merchant Excavating, Inc., it is our belief that all accidents are preventable, if our team is to accomplish the goal of zero accidents, the entire workforce must prescribe to the policies and philosophies contained within our handbook.

In addition, Merchant Excavating, Inc. being a service based company, and working as a contract company that requires our employees to work offsite at the location(s) of our customers, our employees shall not follow not only the policies of Merchant Excavating, Inc. as well as, the policies of the companies we represent and are contracted to work for.

Throughout this policy, the term workplace shall be understood that this includes, any place where business is conducted or performed under the contract name of Merchant Excavating, Inc.

About Us

In 1987 David Merchant founded the company under the name of Dave Merchant Excavating. Then, in 2004, the name was changed to Merchant Excavating, Inc. after Ed Taylor joined as co-owner. Ed expanded our services to include mechanical repairs on the company fleet. In 2008 our services expanded once again to include local manure hauling. 

The teamwork of our hard-working employees has allowed us to face and overcome hard setbacks; including a major rebuild after the catastrophic fire destroyed the company’s base in 2013. Two short years later in 2015, the hauling of commercial freight was added to our list of services with the final addition of mechanical repairs to public customers in 2016. Since then, Merchant Excavating, Inc. has thrived with other businesses in the community through their dedicated services.


Merchant Excavating, Inc.'s DOT Number: 1540424

MC Number: 729124


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Retirement Recognition

Marshall L.: 18 years of service 
Mark R.: 10 years of service
Kirk Y.: 10 years of service
Robert H.: 7 years of service
Robert H.: 6 years of service
Robert W.: 6 years of service 
Jack K.: 3 years of service
Howard P.: 3 years of service

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merchant excavating inc.

4040 north state road
alma, mi 48801

Main office: (989) 875 - 3691

fax: (989) 875 - 7772

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