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Reading Truck Group Acquires Four PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites

February 10, 2017

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Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites, acquiring its service body line. (Photo courtesy of PalFleet)
Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites, acquiring its service body line. (Photo courtesy of PalFleet)

Reading Truck Group has reached a purchase agreement with the PALFINGER Group for its service bodies line of business. 

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites: Council Bluffs, Iowa; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn. The transaction is expected to close in March 2017. With these additions, the number of Reading distribution and upfitting sites will increase to 14 facilities in 11 states.

“The acquisition of these PalFleet locations expands chassis pool availability in the Midwest, enhances service accessibility and elevates brand awareness, from which all Reading distributors can benefit,” said Tom Reynolds, president of Reading Truck Group.

Reading Truck Group is a wholly-owned business unit of J.B.Poindexter & Co., Inc. and designer, engineer, manufacturer, and marketer of service/utility truck bodies, as well as other vocational truck bodies and related truck equipment. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Reading, Pa., but it also operates other company-owned installation facilities under Reading Equipment & Distribution.

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