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October 18, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Alta Equipment Company acquires Evans Equipment Company, Inc.
Alta Equipment Company® (Alta) and Evans Equipment Company, Inc. (Evans) announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Alta acquired the assets of Evans. Since 1981, Evans has serviced the industrial and construction industries across Central and Southeast Michigan as a contractor rental supply business in Burton, MI. Alta retained all Evans employees and will continue to conduct business from their current location at G-3283 S. Dort Highway in Burton, MI.
“Evans Equipment has been a solid player in the rental business for over thirty two years,” says Steven Greenawalt, founder and CEO of Alta. “In that time they established a very loyal customer base, particularly in construction tool, aerial lift, and power equipment rental segments. Their focus and expertise in the compact equipment rental, as well as construction tools, such as compressors, mobile power, and contractor supplies, will greatly complement our heavy equipment product lines and continue to expand our rental capabilities.”
Based in Wixom, MI, Alta is one of the largest industrial and heavy equipment dealers in the Midwest, employing over 500 people at 18 facilities spread across Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Alta has an extensive product line-up including Yale® and Hyster® lift trucks, Manitou®, and Combilift®, in addition to a extensive line of warehouse products and solutions. Alta’s Construction Group represents Volvo Construction Equipment®, Link-Belt® cranes, Sennebogen® material handlers, Genesis® shears, and Gomaco® concrete paving products.
Evans’ customers will now have access to Alta’s rental fleet of more than 5,000 pieces of equipment including forklifts, construction equipment, and a variety of specialty products for market segments such as paving, demolition, scrap, and recycling. Alta also offers a large inventory of used equipment, options for fleet maintenance, as well as service and operator training programs. Customers who purchased equipment from Evans will continue to have access to Parts and Service for those products.
“In the construction industry, access to rental tools and inventory are essential to serving the needs of the contractor community,” says Rob Chiles, President of Alta’s Construction Equipment Group. “With the addition of thousands of power tools, attachments, generators, scaffoldings and other mobile equipment from Evans’ rental fleet, Alta will now be in a better position to provide our customers with a complete solution.”
Evans Equipment Company, Inc., now a division of Alta Equipment Company®, will continue to operate from their facility at G-3283 S. Dort Highway in Burton MI, and the phone number will stay the same: (810) 744-4840. “I am very excited about this opportunity to increase the scope and footprint of our rental business with Alta Equipment Company,” says David Glass, former co-owner of Evans, now Alta’s Branch Manager at the Burton branch. “We are committed to providing reliable rentals and customer satisfaction, says David Glass. “We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our customers over the years and hope to continue to grow those relationships for years to come.”