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Reading Group takes Action

March 3, 2020
Addition of Tarpon Springs FL manufacturer, truck body upfitter gives Reading 12 distribution facilities nationwide

Reading Truck Group recently acquired the assets of Action Fabrication & Truck Equipment and its affiliates.

Action, a current Reading distributor, is an established regional manufacturer and upfitter of service utility truck bodies and specialty truck equipment bodies, with facilities in Tarpon Springs FL. With the addition of Action, Reading now boasts 12 distribution and upfitting facilities located across the country.

“We are excited to acquire the strategic assets of Action, which will further Reading’s goal to establish a national organization for growth,” said Alan Farash, president of Reading Truck Group. “The addition of these new capabilities and location will expand Reading’s presence in the southeast region of the country and broaden its product offering.

“This acquisition will enable Reading to better serve its customers located in the southeast United States. It also complements our product portfolio by adding the J&B series of truck and van bodies to Reading’s current product line."

Added Mike Wool, Action president and founder: “The combination of Action and Reading is a great fit. Joining Reading Truck Group will be beneficial to our staff and our customers. Reading shares our vision and is focused on providing its customers with the highest-quality trucks in the nation.”

In addition to expanding Reading’s national footprint and product portfolio, the acquisition also increases Reading’s chassis pool allocation and produces a range of logistical service and freight benefits for Reading customers in the region, the company maintained.

“Founded in 1982, Action Fabrication & Truck Equipment prides itself on customer service and innovation, and its bodies represent some of the most rugged, high-quality truck bodies on the market,” said Eric McNally, vice president of Reading’s truck equipment business unit. “We look forward to adding Action to the Reading portfolio.”

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