Bennett Truck Equipment LLC of Orlando FL has acquired Transtat Equipment Inc, also of Orlando.
The resulting company is now called Bennett Transtat Equipment LLC. As the name implies, it will combine the resources, personnel, and facilities of the two truck equipment distributorships.
“The big advantage is that it provides us with a lot more capacity to meet the needs of our customers,” owner Randy Bennett says. “Bennett Truck Equipment was landlocked; we couldn't expand. Therefore, we were unable to hire additional employees.”
The former Transtat Equipment shop is almost three times larger than the Bennett Truck Equipment facility. Randy Bennett is repositioning people and equipment to make the Transtat shop the company's primary location for fabrication and the installation of new bodies and equipment. The Bennett Truck shop will be reconfigured to specialize in repairs, parts sales, and van interiors.