Our Story


our family-owned industrial manufacturing company has been providing innovative and reliable solutions to businesses around the world.

With over 75 years of experience, we have become a leader in the industry, bringing our customers cutting-edge technology and products that are tailored to their individual needs

From custom designs to equipment refurbishment and more, we are dedicated to finding cost-effective and sustainable solutions. 



Kinequip, formerly known as R.S. Brookman and Associates, traces its roots back to 1940 when it was founded by R.S. Brookman in Buffalo, NY with the purpose to provide quality solutions for its customers.

1960s - 1980s

In 1964, Kinequip took over the company’s leadership, and in 1967, Sam Mistretta joined the team. Robert Brookman retired from the joint office in Rochester and Buffalo in 1980.

Over the years, Kinequip has continuously grown and eagerly embraced opportunities for development, expanding its reach to new locations in Amherst, Syracuse, and Rochester, NY.

In 1988, Kinequip extended its reach even further by launching a new southern branch in Greenville, SC, under the leadership of John Mistretta. This expansion not only facilitated the company’s continuous growth but also paved the way for establishing new vendor partnerships, highlighting Kinequip’s ongoing efforts to expand its presence.


In 1994, Kinequip made strategic acquisitions, including Northeast Compressor. The following year, they further expanded by acquiring Trent & Neilson, a hardware store specializing in air compressor repairs. 


In 2000, Kinequip continued to expand its operations by opening a Canadian office. This move enabled them to further develop their capabilities in value-added design and manufacturing, supported by successful collaborations with an ever-growing clientele. 

Throughout its journey, Kinequip has maintained a commitment to progress, adapting to new opportunities, and forging valuable partnerships that demonstrate its continuous expansion. 

Our Values


Quality- First Approach that embrace industry changes.


Inclusivity of all ideas, strengths, interests, and cultures.


Tenacity demonstrated by a proven track record spanning more than seven decades.


Reliability earned through consistent timely service and quality products.


Innovation driven by passionate ideas.

Why Kinequip?

We’ve worked hard for 75 years creating first-rate solutions that guarantee customer satisfaction every time.

At Kinequip, we are proud to partner with some of the most renowned organizations in North America, from dynamic small businesses to the US and Canadian governments. Here are a few of our customers:

We Have International Offices!

Our North American presence includes three locations in both New York and North Carolina, plus an additional site in Ontario, Canada.