Aftermarket

VHD Equipment Network Continues Expansion

March 04, 2009

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VHD Equipment Network, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, has added four new distributors to its roster of members.
New distributors include Bart Truck Equipment Co., Inc. in West Springfield, Mass., Beall Corporation in Portland, Ore, General Truck Equipment and Trailer Sales, Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., and Messer Truck Equipment in Westbrook, Maine.

"We are pleased to add these quality distributors to our roster of members," said Chris Baer, who has executive management responsibility for VHD Equipment Network. Baer, a vice president at VIPAR Heavy Duty, says, "Each of these companies is well respected within its marketplace and a good addition to our growing network."

Baer notes that in just one year, VHD Equipment Network has enjoyed solid growth with over 10 distributor members joining the organization that operate from more than 30 locations. In addition, the number of supplier programs available to distributors has increased to over 50.

At its launch in 2008, VHD Equipment Network became the first group to offer membership to commercial vehicle truck equipment distributors in a national marketing and buying group. VHD Equipment Network leverages the experience and expertise of VIPAR Heavy Duty in the heavy duty aftermarket to focus on the North American commercial vehicle truck-mounted equipment market. The organization offers members with vendor program management, business services, advanced technology solutions, timely communications and effective marketing tools.

"As VHD Equipment Network continues to grow, we remain committed to providing the greatest value proposition possible to distributors and suppliers," explained Baer. "We look forward to continued efforts to put our 20 years of experience to work in the commercial vehicle equipment market."

For more information on VHD Equipment Network, visit www.vhdequipment.com or email: [email protected]

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