Rush Enterprises acquisition expands national network to 78 truck centers

Rush Enterprises Inc announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohio under the names of Miami Valley International, Center City International, CCI North Coast, and Buckeye Truck Centers. This has resulted in the company operating 78 Rush truck centers in 15 states.

The acquisition includes International, IC Bus, Isuzu, and Idealease franchises and locations in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Findlay, and Lima OH.

Purchase price for the assets, goodwill and the three dealership properties that were purchased was about $107 million.

The newly acquired locations in Ohio will operate as part of the company's Navistar Division.

“Ohio is a key market for many of our large fleet customers,” said W M “Rusty” Rush, the company's chief executive officer and president. “Acquiring service points in most of the key markets in Ohio demonstrates our commitment to expand service solutions for our customers wherever they operate. We are excited to enter the Ohio market with Navistar's International and IC Bus brands, Isuzu trucks and Idealease. We appreciate the support provided by representatives of Navistar, Isuzu and Idealease to help get this transaction closed in a very quick timeframe.”

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