Portland OR-based trailer manufacturer Beall Corp has purchased the assets of Pioneer Truck Equipment of Salem OR. Beall plans to merge its Truckweld line of dump trailer products, now built in Kent WA, with the dump products of Pioneer. Future manufacturing of the combined lines will be at Pioneer's facilities in the Salem area.
The combined manufacturing facilities will operate as Pioneer-Truckweld, a division of Beall Corp. W I “Nick” Nicholas, previous owner of Pioneer, will stay with the new operation as a consultant.
Sales, service, and parts for Pioneer-Truckweld will be handled by the 13 Beall Trailers branches in the western United States. Beall Corp includes five plants that manufacture aluminum tank trailers for the petroleum industry, stainless steel tank trailers for several industries, aluminum pneumatic trailers, and dump trailers for the construction and mining industries.