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News   April 24, 2013   by Auto Service World

Lund International Acquires the Assets of Tradesman Truck Accessories

Lund International Holding Company, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P., has announced it has acquired the assets of Tradesman Truck Accessories, LLC. Tradesman, based in Winters, Texas, is a manufacturer of aluminum and steel truck and utility boxes, as well as liquid storage tanks. Tradesman will continue to operate in Winters, Texas with the current management team remaining in place.

Tradesman was founded in 1973 and has a reputation within the industry for the high quality and durability of its products, all of which are made in the USA. Jerry McGuire, president of Tradesman, remarked, “Lund’s broad reach into the major automotive aftermarket and OEM distribution channels, along with its complementary aluminum truck box product offering, will only enhance the operations of Tradesman and present us with access to significant new outlets for growth. I am excited to be joining the Lund team and look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

Mitch Fogle, president of Lund, said, “This acquisition bolsters Lund’s existing aluminum box offering and provides us a complete category line-up by expanding our capabilities into the steel box and liquid storage tank markets. Tradesman is an excellent strategic fit for Lund and we will be able to offer our existing and new customers virtually any box or transfer tank product.”

Jeff L. Hull, chairman of Lund and Managing Partner of Highlander, added, “This acquisition, Lund’s second in the last sixty days, confirms our strategy to seek strategic opportunities that build on and expand Lund’s existing business and product offering. We continue to evaluate numerous other potential acquisitions and expect to make additional acquisitions in the future.”

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