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Load King Announces New Mechanics Body, Propane Service Body Series



Kansas City, Missouri, October 31, 2018 – Today, Load King LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck), announced the launch of its new Voyager® Series, a vocational collection of high-performance mechanics bodies designed to serve an array of heavy equipment industries. Within the new Voyager® Series, Load King will offer three primary models: The Voyager® I mechanics body, an Under-CDL model, the Voyager® II mechanics body, and the Voyager® P propane service body, built specifically for propane marketers.

All models within the Voyager® Series are expected to surpass the competition in payload capacity and quality, while maintaining a competitive price point. The Voyager® I and Voyager® II mechanics bodies both feature a state-of-the-art modular control system with pushbutton control panel and an LCD diagnostic monitor, CTECH drawer sets, a custom-designed cab guard, an industry-leading compartment and bed storage, supreme corrosion protection through Load King’s full lining coverage and chrome-plated handles, and unmatched visibility and lighting. Both Voyager® I and Voyager® II are available with optional rail gear. The Voyager® P propane service body will feature a tri-axis sensor to stay level with ease, Rumber bed floor for no-slip bed access, with a removable pipe vice attachment and aluminum side rails.

The launch of the Voyager® Series marks the latest addition to Load King’s recent vocational collection, which were introduced alongside several new and enhanced trailer lines in 2017. To recap 2017’s product development, in February, Load King released the Premier Roofing Conveyor featuring a fiberglass design, ergonomic controls, 360 continuous rotation, and belt speeds up to 60 ft. per minute. In September 2017, the square and semi-elliptical dump bodies constructed of high-tensile steel was released at the ICUEE – Demo Expo. And in January, the epoxy-lined water tanks made of 3/16 steel. All Load King vocational bodies are designed for best-in-class performance and durability, and comes in a wide range of sizes, configurations, and other distinguishable options.

According to Fred Ross, chief executive officer for Custom Truck, “We brought several lines in-house in order to meet the needs of our customers. The vocational collection paired well with Load King’s iconic trailer portfolio and strong reputation for quality manufacturing.”

“Since joining Custom Truck in 2015, we’ve deliberately expanded Load King’s product offering outside of trailers, to further position the company as the only single-source equipment provider in the industry. By leveraging Custom Truck’s leadership in the vocational realm and its proximity to operators, and merging Load King’s manufacturing expertise and innovative design, we are able to efficiently penetrate and influence the equipment markets, with superior offerings,” added Ben Link, executive vice president of Production and Supply Chain for Load King.

For more information on Load King’s Voyager® Series of mechanics bodies or Load King’s other vocational bodies and equipment, please visit Load King’s website at www.loadkingtrailers.com.

ABOUT CUSTOM TRUCK ONE SOURCE
Custom Truck One Source is the first true single-source provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions. With sales, rentals, aftermarket parts and service, equipment customization, remanufacturing, financing solutions, and asset disposal, our team of experts, vast equipment breadth and integrated network of locations across North America offer superior service and unmatched efficiency for our customers. Dig in at www.customtruck.com and keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT LOAD KING
Load King has been producing first-class trailers and other heavy equipment since 1956. Cutting-edge innovation and engineering excellence make us the market leader. As a key part of the Custom Truck One Source family of brands, we offer a complete line of custom designs as well as standard model trailers through our world-class dealer network. To learn more, visit loadkingtrailers.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Load King Announces New 60-Ton Lowboy Trailer



Kansas City, Missouri, 9/25/2018 – Today, Load King LLC, the iconic manufacturer of trailers and specialized equipment, announced its LK503/605 SS SF 60-Ton Lowboy, the newest addition to the OEM’s trailer and equipment portfolio. The announcement marks the introduction of a new standard in the 60-Ton trailer class, as the LK503/605 SS SF features a 20” loaded deck height – the lowest in the industry – and a distinguished range of innovative features and options.

Rated at 60-Tons in 12’, the 20” loaded deck height is paired with the ability to add both a 24” and 36” flip extension on the gooseneck. Combined with the ability to run two additional axles in either a close coupled-position or as a separate axle group, these features ensure operators have the right combination of axles and spacing to legally haul their load.

The last 8’ of the trailer is recessed with pierced-steel plates, offering the lowest bucket well in the industry, and allowing operators to keep their height down when hauling long reach excavators. A push-pull, manual raise-and-lower valve reduces the likelihood of suspension damage, making it impossible for the bags to continue to overinflate if the valve is left in the regulated position.

The new LK503/605 SS SF is Load King’s latest accomplishment on its vow to build inventive solutions designed to improve the lives of equipment and trailer customers. The LK503/605 SS SF comes in a line of several similar Load King productions unveiled in recent years, including the 18” loaded deck height 55-Ton Lowboy, and the reintroduction of the Rock Hauler Frameless End Dump with added updates such as a two-piece tub, self-shedding top rail, and double-acting air cylinders on the gates locks, which were brought to market in 2016. And, in July of 2018, the 13” loaded deck height Mechanical Detach Double Drop was introduced, which most notably also features 34’-6” deck length.

These trailers have been chapters in a resurgence at Load King, which has recently resumed the dominant position it once held in the industry, after becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source in December 2015. Tom Norcross, the President of Load King, has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Since joining forces with Custom Truck, Norcross has quickly implemented specific customer-focused design changes to several of the company’s trailer lines.

“The Hi-Vac Corporation is excited to begin working with Custom Truck One Source. The Combination of the “Power Payload and Performance” of the Aquatech and X-Vac products and the customer service and support that Custom Truck One Source is known for is something that the underground utility markets are desperately needing,” said Daniel J Coley, President of Hi-Vac Corporation. “Custom Truck’s success in the Above Ground Utility Markets is a result of the team of people and dedication that Custom Truck One Source has put together. In my 35 years in the underground utility markets I have never found a company so poised to serve this industry.”

This new ownership has contributed to Load King’s return to the preferred-choice of trailer owners, and the cutting-edge models it has rolled out to date. “The LK503/605 SS SF is a manifestation of one key objective I indoctrinated at Load King my first day, which was to build the lowest deck heights and highest payload trailers in the industry. I knew this would empower customers to transport loads they never could before, and reduce the downtime and costs of additional permits, and pilot cars they required in the past,” said Norcross.

Visit Load King’s website at www.loadkingtrailers.com for more information on the new LK503/605 SS SF 60-Ton Lowboy.

ABOUT CUSTOM TRUCK ONE SOURCE
Custom Truck One Source is the first true single-source provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions. With sales, rentals, aftermarket parts and service, equipment customization, remanufacturing, financing solutions, and asset disposal, our team of experts, vast equipment breadth and integrated network of locations across North America offer superior service and unmatched efficiency for our customers. Dig in at www.customtruck.com and keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT LOAD KING
Load King has been producing first-class trailers and other heavy equipment since 1956. Cutting-edge innovation and engineering excellence make us the market leader. As a key part of the Custom Truck One Source family of brands, we offer a complete line of custom designs as well as standard model trailers through our world-class dealer network. To learn more, visit www.loadkingtrailers.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

For questions or concerns, please contact Tom Norcross at tom.norcross@loadkingtrailers.com


Load King Sedalia Office Featured as Sedalia Showcase


Sedalia, Missouri, August 17, 2018 – Load King’s Sedalia, Missouri location was featured yesterday as this year’s Sedalia Showcase. Load King LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source, opened the new location at 5105 Pelham Drive in May of 2018. The new facility, located in Thomas Meadows Industrial Park, occupies 28,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.
“We’re honored to be selected as this year’s Sedalia Showcase and have enjoyed partnering with the Sedalia and Pettis County Economic Development Office for this event,” said Dan Nowlin, Vice President of Operations for Load King’s Sedalia facilities.
Load King has been producing heavy equipment solutions in Pettis county since 2008 under the Custom Fabrication and Equipment brand name. In February of 2018, Custom Fabrication was rebranded as Load King, the premier manufacturing arm of Custom Truck One Source.
For 14 consecutive years, community and state partners have joined forces during the Sedalia Showcase to highlight business opportunities available in Sedalia and Pettis County, Missouri. Organized as a strategic initiative of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County, the Sedalia Showcase was excited to feature Load King this year as a leading employer in the region. “Sedalia and Pettis County are thrilled to partner with Load King to celebrate the launch of this new manufacturing facility”, said Jessica Craig, Executive Director of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County.
Activities during the event included a ribbon cutting for the new facility, guided facility tours and lunch. During the tours, visitors had the opportunity to view Load King’s new manufacturing facility where they produce a variety of products for Load King’s specialized equipment line. Completed trucks were displayed, giving visitors an opportunity to see Load King products installed and ready to go to work.
ABOUT CUSTOM TRUCK ONE SOURCE
Custom Truck One Source is the first true single-source provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions. With sales, rentals, aftermarket parts and service, equipment customization, remanufacturing, financing solutions, and asset disposal, our team of experts, vast equipment breadth and integrated network of locations across North America offer superior service and unmatched efficiency for our customers. Dig in at www.customtruck.com and keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT LOAD KING
Load King has been producing first-class trailers and other heavy equipment since 1956. Cutting-edge innovation and engineering excellence make us the market leader. As a key part of the Custom Truck One Source family of brands, we offer a complete line of custom designs as well as standard model trailers through our world-class dealer network. To learn more, visit loadkingtrailers.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEDALIA-PETTIS COUNTY
Economic Development Sedalia Pettis County (EDSPC) leads economic and industrial development efforts in Pettis County and Sedalia, Missouri. EDSPC specializes in marketing Sedalia and Pettis County, MO to new industrial businesses and supporting the strong, existing industrial base through business expansion and retention efforts.

HOLT CAT Named Load King Dealer of the Year

Dealer of the Year
HOLT CAT® is Load King’s Dealer of the Year, for the second year in a row! The partnership between the two companies has continued to grow, through Load King’s innovation of its products, and HOLT CAT®’s dedication to superior equipment. HOLT CAT® continues to supply Load King’s first-class trailer lines, and has expanded its offerings to include some of the newest equipment in Load King’s growing portfolio. “This partnership has been win-win for both our companies,” said Tom Norcross, President of Load King Trailers, “and we look forward to a very long future with HOLT CAT.”
About Load King
Load King has been producing first-class trailers and other heavy equipment since 1956. Cutting-edge innovation and engineering excellence make us the market leader. As a key part of the Custom Truck One Source family of brands, we offer a complete line of custom designs as well as standard model trailers through our world-class dealer network. To learn more, visit www.loadkingtrailers.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About HOLT CAT®
HOLT CAT® sells, rents and services Caterpillar® machines, engines, generator sets and trucks in a 118-county Texas territory spanning from the Red River to the Rio Grande. HOLT offers total machine and engine rebuild capabilities, sells used equipment around the world and fabricates its own line of land clearing equipment and HOLT Spray King® water tankers. HOLT is also a Link-Belt Crane and AGCO agricultural products dealer. SITECH Tejas, another division of HOLT, is the authorized dealer for Trimble Heavy and Highway construction products and services as well as AccuGrade grade-control products in the same 118 county territory in Texas.
The Holt name has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for over 100 years. HOLT CAT Chief Executive Officer, Peter J. Holt and HOLT CAT President, Corinna Holt Richter, are direct decedents of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 developed the first successful track-type tractor which he named the “Caterpillar.” HOLT CAT has come to be synonymous with quality, integrity and commitment to customer service.
The HOLT CAT team is committed to providing rock solid stability with superior products and services to heavy equipment and engine users from “The Red River to the Rio Grande™.” For more information, visit www.holtcat.com .


Custom Truck Featured by Manufacturing Today for Furnishing Equipment Innovations, High ROI for Customers

Kansas City, MO April 16, 2018 – “There’s no other company like us,” Custom Truck One Source CEO Fred Ross says. When it comes to specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions, the Kansas City, Mo.-based company does it all: sales, rentals, aftermarket parts and service, equipment customization and remanufacturing, financing solutions and asset disposal.   [...]

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Custom Truck One Source Announces Open House at Oklahoma City Office

Kansas City, MO April 16, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will host an Open House and Grand Opening, showcasing their facility in Oklahoma City. The event will be held on May 9, 2018 starting at 10:30 am at 6725 SW 44th Street. “We’re excited to open up our facility, allowing our   [...]

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Custom Truck One Source Rolls Out New Load King Propane Crane Service Truck

Kansas City, MO April 7, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source will debut a new propane crane service truck at the NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo held April 6-8 in Atlanta, GA. Offering a design specific to the market, this unit continues Custom Truck’s expansion of their propane products and services. “This   [...]

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Custom Truck One Source & Load King Announce Expansion into Sedalia, Pettis County

Kansas City, MO April 3, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) today announced it will expand and dedicate its current operations in Sedalia and Pettis County to the manufacturing operations of its OEM subsidiary Load King. In addition to Custom Truck’s existing facility at 2900 Rissler Road in Sedalia, MO, Load King will   [...]

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Custom Truck One Source Forms Strategic Partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac

Kansas City, MO April 3, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) has entered into an exclusive partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac. The new partnership positions Custom Truck as the single distributor for Tornado products in the United States. “We’re proud to partner with Tornado and excited about this relationship that equips us  [...]

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Utility One Source Rebranding as Custom Truck One Source

Kansas City, MO February 27, 2018 – Utility One Source (UOS) announced today a major rebranding effort, changing the company’s name to Custom Truck One Source. The rebrand unifies all company platforms under the Custom Truck One Source name. Known for customization across a wide range of industries and a vast array of products,  [...]

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Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source Form Strategic Partnership with Posi-Plus Technologies

Kansas City, Missouri, January 25, 2018 – Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source (CTE) today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Posi-Plus Technologies, the known manufacturer of quality telecommunications and cable placing equipment. Effective immediately, CTE will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for Posi-Plus cable placing equipment. The partnership will allow both companies   [...]

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Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source and Terex Utilities Form New Strategic Partnership

Kansas City, Missouri, January 24, 2018 – Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source (CTE) and Terex Utilities today announced a strategic partnership to better serve the investor-owned utility (IOUs), electric contractor, and forestry segments in the U.S. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to provide an enhanced commercial offering which will include increased availability   [...]

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Utility One Source Opens First Corporate Location in Canada

Alberta, Canada, December 15, 2017 – Utility One Source (UOS) announced its first corporate location in Alberta, Canada. This location offers significant opportunities to bring the “one stop shop” model to the Canadian market, with an initial focus on transmission projects. “We’re very excited to open our Canada location”, said UOS CEO Fred Ross. “This  [...]

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Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source, Housby Online Sales Join Forces

Kansas City, Missouri, December 5, 2017 – Two trusted names in the equipment dealer industry have joined forces to become Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source Housby Online Sales, an online sales platform dedicated to the remarketing of equipment related to the utility industry. Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source has  [...]

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Custom Truck & Equipment Rail Division Announces Release of Rail Car Mover

Kansas City, Missouri, September 18, 2017 – Custom Truck & Equipment, a Utility One Source Company, Rail Division (CTE-Rail), announces the premiere of their Rail Car Mover, Workhorse X1. The newest addition to the product line, Workhorse X1 marks CTE-Rail’s expansion into the Railroad Maintenance of Way (MOW) marketplace. “We’re very excited to start our  [...]

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Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of Equipment Repair Solutions

Kansas City, Missouri and Tampa, Florida, May 31, 2017 – Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced the acquisition of Equipment Repair Solutions (“ERS”), a provider of upfitting services to the building supply market. Based in Tampa, Florida, ERS’s existing management will continue to provide the Southeast region with exceptional upfitting services while growing the business   [...]

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Diesel Technicians, Field Mechanics, & Shop Mechanics Job Fair- Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, Missouri (June 3, 2017) – Utility One Source (“UOS”) technician and mechanic job fair.  [...]

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Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of North American Equipment Upfitters

Kansas City, Missouri and Hooksett, New Hampshire, April 4, 2017 – Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced the recent acquisition of North American Equipment Upfitters (“NAEU”), a leading provider of quality aerial truck upfitting services to telephone, utility and cable companies as well as municipalities, private sector crane businesses and fire apparatus. Based in Hookset,  [...]

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Custom Truck & Equipment Announces Supply Agreement with Richmond Conveyors

Kansas City, MO (February 24, 2017) – Custom Truck and Equipment LLC (“CTE”) announced today that it has agreed to a three-year supply agreement with Richmond Conveyors to be the sole-distributor of its fiberglass shingle conveyor. The conveyor will be manufactured by Load King LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CTE, and will be a part  [...]

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Utility One Source Opens Full Sales & Service Facility in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK (December 6, 2016) – Utility One Source announced today an expansion by opening a new facility for equipment rental, new and used sales, parts and service in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “We’re very pleased to expand into the Oklahoma City market, offering our full suite of products and services to the area,” said  [...]

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Utility One Source Forms Rental & Service Partnership with Falcon Equipment in Canadian Markets

KANSAS CITY, Missouri. (September 20, 2016) – Utility One Source (UOS) today announced it has formed a Rental & Service partnership with Falcon Equipment, the known provider of resilient equipment and support to the Canadian markets. The partnership is the latest milestone in UOS’ ongoing strategy to deliver a robust portfolio of superior equipment and  [...]

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Load King announces addition of the 18” Loaded Deck Height to Signature Series

Introducing: Load King’s 503-554 SS SF – 18” LDH, the newest addition to its iconic Signature Series of Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck Trailers. [...]

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Load King Trailers Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Load King Trailers, an American trailer manufacturer and industry icon, is celebrating its 60th year of providing first-class, performance-driven trailers to heavy equipment industries [...]

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Load King Announces Plans to Introduce 60-Ton Detachable Gooseneck to the Industry

The Load King Signature Series has always carried a lot of weight within the industry. Now it carries even more, with the introduction of the Signature Series 60-Ton Trailer [...]

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Custom Truck & Equipment Opens Full Sales & Service Facility in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (May 16, 2016) – Custom Truck and Equipment, A Utility One Source Company, announced today that it is further expanding its geographic footprint, by opening a new facility for equipment rental, new and used sales, and aftermarket parts and service in Atlanta, Georgia. “Utility One Source is pleased to announce the addition of []

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Custom Truck & Equipment Wins 2016 Cornerstone Award

May, 2016 – “The Cornerstone Awards, hosted by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Kansas City, Missouri, were established by the EDC to recognize companies and organizations that contribute to the growth of Kansas City’s economy. New construction, redevelopment, capital investments, and jobs created or retained within Kansas City, Missouri city limits are recognized every []

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Utility One Source Announces Initiation of Call & Information Center, Rental Equipment Industry’s First Proprietary Service Network

Kansas City, Missouri, April 7, 2016 – Utility One Source, the nation’s leading provider of vocational equipment and services, and the parent company of Custom Truck & Equipment (CTE), announced today its plans to introduce the equipment rental industry’s first proprietary aftermarket Call & Information Center, a comprehensive service network in which all rental customers []

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Utility One Source Announces Partnership with Ring-O-Matic

KANSAS CITY, Missouri. (March 17, 2016) – Utility One Source announces a new partnership with Ring-O-Matic, to provide customers with rental solutions for Ring-O-Matic vacuum excavation trucks, trailers and skid-mounted systems. The partnership further demonstrates the Utility One Source mission of offering unmatched, diversified equipment solutions in the industries it serves. “The Ring-O-Matic team is []

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Utility One Source Announces Partnership with Toro

KANSAS CITY, Missouri. (March 17, 2016) – Utility One Source announces a new partnership with Toro, to provide utilities and utility contractors with rental access to Toro underground products across North America. “We are very pleased to join forces with Toro,” says Fred Ross, CEO of Utility One Source. “UOS brings its commitment to equipment []

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Shorten Outages With a Mechanics Truck

March, 2016 – “For Empire, the benefits of these replacement mechanics trucks are clear, but selecting the right setup involved Empire manager of transportation, Dave Russell; Brad Buxton with dealer Custom Truck and Equipment (CTE) in Kansas City, a Utility One Source company; and IMT regional sales manager, Mark Partlow. Russell had to weigh his []

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UOS Expands Upfitting and Parts Operations in Arkansas

January 27, 2016 – Utility One Source Cabot, AR is excited to open an expanded office for the upfitting and parts departments. This expansion allows the upfitting operation to offer services to commercial customers, general contractors, municipal customers, fleet maintenance professionals and general work truck owners. Mike Webb, Upfitting Manager is excited for the potential []

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Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of Load King

Utility One Source today announced the acquisition of Load King, a leading provider of specialty trailers, from Manitex International. Based in Elk Point, South Dakota, Load King’s existing management team, will continue to lead and to grow the business as part of Utility One Source. Utility One Source, founded by private equity funds managed by []

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UOS to Open Largest Service and Fab Facility for Rail, Utility and Infrastructure Equipment

Kansas City, Missouri, November 12, 2015. Utility One Source (UOS) announced today it plans to open the largest service and fabrication facility for rail, utility and infrastructure equipment in the nation. UOS has already begun construction on the new facility, a state-of-the-art complex spanning 70,000 square feet that will sit adjacent to the Headquarters Campus []

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ICUEE Exhibits Chock Full of New and Updated Equipment

“Utility One Source delivered perhaps the most far-reaching announcement of the show. Chairman and CEO Chris Ragot officially rolled out the new company and its concept of uniting several regional equipment dealers and service companies into one large entity that can effectively offer equipment and service to utility industry customers from coast to coast and []

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Debut of UOS’ Innovative Single-Man Digger Configuration

Utility One Source today announced the introduction of its Single-Man Cab & Chassis, Digger Derrick Configuration to the industry, a dynamic, one-of-a-kind unit; its cutting-edge design serving as manifestation of end-user feedback, and its assembly perfected for performance in the field. Boasting a Terex Commander 6060 Digger atop a UOS-optimized Peterbilt 365 6×6, the ability []

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Elliott and Utility One Source Unveil E190 Aerial Device

In response to industry requests for a taller, more efficient, higher capacity work platform, Elliott Equipment Company and Utility One Source have developed the 190-ft E190 E-Line lift in an exclusive partnership to serve the utility market. Now the tallest truck-mounted telescopic aerial made in North America, Elliott’s new 190-ft. E190 E-Line was unveiled at []

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