Acquisition

Minimizer's acquisition of Premier Manufacturing in January 2020 has led to the creation of one strategic sales team, with new directors, regional managers and redesigned regional coverage to streamline communication with a focus on customer satisfaction.

The RITALKA family of companies announced its acquisition of Schwing's concrete truck mixer product line in the United States and Canada. Schwing has been a leading manufacturer of truck mixers and entered the American market in 1982 in White Bear, Minn.

Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the oil and gas division ("Weir Oil & Gas") of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, wellhead and pressure control products that are serviced via an extensive global network of service centers located near customer operations.

Autodesk Inc. has completed the acquisition of Pype and its portfolio of cloud-based software solutions for the construction industry. This acquisition and resulting product integrations will provide additional value for Autodesk Construction Cloud users, allowing general contractors, subcontractors and owners to automate workflows such as submittals and project closeout to increase overall productivity and reduce risk throughout the project lifecycle, according to the company.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has signed an agreement to acquire Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied), a U.S. distributor of hydraulic hammers to the construction and mining industries and manufacturer of compactor plates and mounting brackets.

The Brandt Group of Companies has successfully acquired the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of INTEQ Distributors, effective July 10. This acquisition, which directly affects the Ontario and Quebec markets, makes Brandt the exclusive dealer of Topcon Positioning Systems and other complementary tools and technology for the entire Canadian market.

Berry Companies Inc. announced the acquisition of Bobcat of Atlanta and Bobcat of Huntsville. The addition of these dealerships expands Berry Companies dealer network to eight divisions in eight states. Walter Berry, CEO, said, "I am pleased to share that we have closed on the acquisition of Bobcat of Atlanta and Bobcat of Huntsville.

Topcon Positioning Systems announced its longtime distribution partner, The Brandt Group of Companies, has reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings Inc. to acquire the Canadian assets of GeoShack Inc. and Inteq Distributors, subject to due diligence, effective June 1.

Galtney Partners and Regent Square Capital led the acquisition of Generator Source LLC, formerly known as Diesel Service and Supply. Based in Brighton, Colo., Generator Source is a provider of commercial standby generators and related services. Galtney and Regent Square acquired the company from founder and owner, Ed Vecchiarelli Sr., as part of an overall business succession and growth strategy for the company.

The Hansen Auction Group announced the acquisition of the Wayne Pike Auction Company and auction yard in Princeton, Minn. Hansen will continue to conduct four live auctions per year at the Princeton location and also offer many onsite and online only options for sellers in the Minnesota market.

Nesco Holdings Inc. , a provider of specialty rental equipment to the electric utility, telecom and rail end-markets, announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Minnesota-based Truck Utilities Inc., a specialty rentals, service and truck upfitting company serving the electric transmission, distribution, telecom and other regional end-markets.