company history

J. C. Madigan, Inc. is one of New England's premier truck equipment distributors.

Jack Madigan started J. C. Madigan, Inc in 1955 selling and spreading agricultural lime in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After a few years, seeing an opportunity to expand his business, he began to sell lime and fertilizer spreaders to customers throughout New England and the Canadian Maritimes.

As this portion of the business continued to grow, Jack began to concentrate on the selling of lime and the spreader equipment. Many of the customers who purchased lime spreading equipment also had needs for sand and salt spreaders and Jack quickly expanded the business to meet this demand. As this loyal customer base recognized the quality of service and equipment being supplied by J.C. Madigan, Inc. they began to look to and rely upon the company to address more and more of their truck equipment needs, including platforms, utility bodies, and dump bodies.

Today, J. C. Madigan, Inc. is a family affair with both of Jack's sons, John and Tim, operating this extremely fast paced business. John manages both the parts and service departments, while Tim manages the sales department and administration.

In July 2011 the company consolidated its operations into a newly constructed 76,000 square foot facility on over 60 acres in Lancaster, Massachusetts.


The company has continued to expand its product offerings well beyond the original spreaders to include:

  • Dump Bodies
  • Platform Bodies
  • Utility/Service Bodies
  • Snowplows
  • Snow Pushers 
  • Sanding and Deicing Equipment
  • Hooklifts
  • Asphalt Patchers
  • Liftgates
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Waste Equipment
  • Trailers
  • Truck Accessories
  • Truck/Trailer Suspension Parts

The Company's sales force markets this full line of truck equipment to municipalities, end users and truck dealers. The company also serves the New England region with its GMC, Chevrolet and Ram bailment pools.

The family has also remained close to its roots in the lime business as they operate a separate company, Madigan Lime Corporation, which distributes industrial and agricultural lime throughout New England and can be found on the web at