R.E. Garrison acquires Georgia-based produce hauler

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Cullman, Alabama-based R.E. Garrison Trucking (CCJ Top 250, No. 124) announced this week it completed the acquisition of certain assets of Boaty’s Transport, located in Jackson, Georgia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Boaty’s Transport was founded in 1991 by Michael Boatwright and hauls produce throughout the southeastern U.S. The acquisition of Boaty’s will bring with it more than 50 tractors and 80 refrigerated trailers.

“Boaty’s stood out to our Board of Directors because of their longstanding position within the produce industry and we are incredibly enthusiastic about Boaty’s joining the team,” said R.E. Garrison Trucking President and co-owner Wyles Griffith

Within the upcoming months, Michael Boatwright will retire, while his son, Shaun, will lead Boaty’s daily business from its headquarters.

"One of the things that excites me the most about this transition to Garrison is the fact that we will still maintain our small company feel while adding many additional benefits for our employees and clients," Michael Boatwright said.

Boaty’s will continue to operate using its respective name and image under the R.E. Garrison family umbrella.