FleetPride Inc has completed the acquisition of Fleet Supply of Tallahassee Inc. The acquisition includes an 11,300-square-foot warehouse and machine shop at 720 Blountstown Highway. With this acquisition, FleetPride now has nine locations throughout Florida.
Fleet Supply of Tallahassee, previously owned by Van and Dorothy Johnson, has been in business since 1965. Van Johnson, who started his career with Fleet Supply at age 16, will stay on as branch manager.
“Fleet Supply of Tallahassee has a strong local customer base that complements FleetPride's strong national account presence,” said Pete Painter, vice-president and regional manager, Southeast Region. “Previously, FleetPride was serving the southern Georgia and northern Florida markets through our Dothan AL branch. With the Tallahassee acquisition, we can now more readily provide the best customer service, expanded product inventory, and faster delivery to all of our existing (as well as new) customers in the Florida Panhandle and its surrounding markets.”
“The acquisition of Fleet Supply of Tallahassee fits within FleetPride's strategic plan to invest in established heavy-duty truck part suppliers in well-defined markets,” said Mike Paxton, vice-president-business development and strategic planning.