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Talbert Manufacturing acquires Ferree Trailers


November 5, 2014
By Rock to Road

November 5, 2014, Rensselaer, Ind. – Talbert Manufacturing has
acquired Ferree Trailers of Liberty, North Carolina, a manufacturer of
standard, specialized and customized trailers. The acquisition adds additional
scope to Talbert, while also providing products that will take the company into
new market segments.

November 5, 2014, Rensselaer, Ind. – Talbert Manufacturing has
acquired Ferree Trailers of Liberty, North Carolina, a manufacturer of
standard, specialized and customized trailers. The acquisition adds additional
scope to Talbert, while also providing products that will take the company into
new market segments.

  

“Ferree is a strong complement to the Talbert line,” said
Andy Tanner, Talbert president. “Like Talbert, Ferree is known for high-quality
trailers and a strong commitment to the customer. The acquisition of Ferree
Trailers provides us with a wider product offering to serve our customer needs
and a large, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with quality people that
offers tremendous opportunity.”

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The Ferree line includes detachable, fixed and folding
gooseneck trailers and tag-a-longs as well as specialty trailers such as
logging, pole and crane boom trailers. These specialty trailers provide designs
and market opportunities that weren’t previously part of the Talbert line.

 

Ferree’s 60,000-square-foot, ultramodern manufacturing
facility in Liberty, North Carolina, provides opportunity for expanded
manufacturing capabilities and a distribution center on the East Coast.

 

“A significant number of Talbert trailers are sold up and
down the East Coast,” said Greg Smith, vice president of sales & marketing.
“This new facility in North Carolina not only gives us the ability to increase
production and reduce lead times, but also provides us a distribution point to access
customers with reduced freight costs and delivery times. In the trailer
industry, that is huge.”

 

Smith said the Ferree acquisition is another example of
Talbert’s ongoing commitment to the heavy haul and specialty trailer market and
will only serve to strengthen the brand and offer a broader line of solutions
to the existing customer segment.