Ditch Witch founder Ed Malzahn passes away

Ditch Witch founder Ed Malzahn passed away Dec. 11. He was 94. Malzahn launched the first service line trencher, the Ditch Witch model DWP, in 1949 from a small machine shop in Oklahoma. Today, Charles Machine Works employs over 1,500 workers and has more than 175 dealerships and branches serving 195 countries. Malzahn’s granddaughter, Tiffany Sewell-Howard, who represents the fifth generation of the Malzahn family, serves as the executive chair. Malzahn is survived by his three children, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


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