Papé Group Inc. Acquires Roberts Motor Company

Wed April 30, 2008 - West Edition

The Papé Group has purchased the assets of Roberts Motor Company, a dealer of heavy and medium-duty Kenworth trucks. The dealerships being acquired are located in Portland, Eugene, Medford and Redmond, Ore.

“Kenworth customers in Oregon will now be able to experience Papé’s outstanding sales, service and support, as we further our mission to provide superior products that offer exceptional value backed by consistent, high quality customer service,” explained Chris Wetle, president of Papé Kenworth.

“Papé was founded in Eugene and this acquisition allows our newest company, Papé Kenworth, to further strengthen the Papé presence in markets where we already serve the capital equipment needs of customers,” added Randy Papé, president and CEO of The Papé Group Inc.

“We’re looking forward to representing the high quality Kenworth line of trucks and believe our commitment to service and support will make the transition as seamless as possible.”

Papé Kenworth provides sales, leasing, financing, rental, service and support for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty trucks. The company has five locations in central California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Madera, and Paso Robles; and four locations in Oregon: Eugene, Medford, Portland and Redmond.

About The Papé Group Inc.

Headquartered in Eugene, Ore., The Papé Group Inc. is a holding company for capital equipment dealerships throughout the West. The businesses of The Papé Group sell and service the premier brands of capital equipment used in construction projects, forestry, trucking, warehousing/materials handling and private aviation.

The Papé Group businesses are Papé Material Handling Inc., Bobcat West, Ditch Witch Northwest, Flightcraft Inc., Papé Rents, Papé Kenworth and Papé Machinery Inc. The operations serve seven western states from Alaska to California.

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