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ML Utilities acquires Utility Equipment Service

Sept. 9, 2021
The acquisition expands ML Utilities’ footprint beyond the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions.

ML Utilities has acquired Spring Hill, Tenn.-based Utility Equipment Service Inc., the fleet solution provider for the utility sector reports. The purchase is designed to position ML Utilities to better serve their growing customer base throughout Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region with a wide range of mobile and shop services for utility equipment that includes, aerial devices, pressure diggers, boom trucks, digger derricks and related support equipment. Details of the purchase were not disclosed.

The acquisition also expands ML Utilities’ footprint beyond the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions. Along with locations in Charlotte, N.C., Baltimore, and now, Spring Hill, ML Utilities’ team of technicians now provides services to fleet owners and customers throughout Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

“UES has a great tradition of providing its customers with exceptional services for 40 years and we’re excited to be growing our business and joining forces with such an outstanding team,” said ML Utilities Co-Presidents Mickey Hodges and Kent Upton in a joint statement. “Together, our company cultures and values are closely aligned. We are confident this will lead us to greater success in supporting our valued customers.”

Established in Franklin, Tenn., in 1981 before moving to its current Spring Hill location in 2001, UES has specialized in new and used sales, upfitting, rental, parts and accessories, shop repair, and maintenance of service trucks. As part of ML Utilities, the company will complement their shop service capabilities with additional mobile field units providing ANSI inspections, annual DOT certifications, dielectric testing, hydraulic diagnostics, utility fleet repair, custom fabrication, lube and chassis services, and more, according to the company.

“It is rare that a business owner finds a fit like the one we see between Utility Equipment Service and ML Utilities,” said UES President William Horton. “I believe this acquisition will significantly increase the value UES offers to our customers and it takes a big step toward positioning ML Utilities as the market leader in work truck fleet solutions.”