FleetPride Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced Tuesday, March 31, that it has acquired the assets of Pro Truck & Trailer Supply Inc. The acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, includes a 21,000-square-foot retail and warehouse facility in Lubbock. This represents FleetPride’s 15th location in Texas.
“Lubbock has a well-established economy with thriving agriculture and oil-field services markets,” says Lee Stockseth, vice president of operations and Central Region general manager for FleetPride, based in The Woodlands, Texas. “As the economic center of the region, it is a perfect expansion market for FleetPride.”
Pro Truck & Trailer Supply, owned by Gary and Sandra Ball, has served the heavy-duty industry in West Texas since 1990. Gary Ball will join the FleetPride team as the branch manager and oversee the transition.
“This strategic acquisition is consistent with our approach to expanding our national footprint,” says Mike Paxton, vice president of business development and strategic planning. “Entering the Lubbock market will strengthen our presence in West Texas, give us the capacity we need to meet increased demand, and ensure that we can continue to provide our customers with the quality of service that has become the cornerstone of FleetPride’s reputation.”