Jackson Walker successfully represented J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. in its acquisition of Reading Truck Body, a manufacturer of vocational work truck bodies. The transaction closed on October 30, 2015.
J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. (JBPCO) is a privately held, diversified manufacturing company with operating subsidiaries engaged in the production of commercial truck and van bodies, step-vans, funeral coaches, limousines, pick-up truck bed enclosures and tonneau covers, precision machined components, and expandable foam plastics. Reading Truck Body includes Reading Truck Body, LLC, which has a manufacturing plant in Reading, PA, as well as five company-owned installation facilities operating as Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.
Jackson Walker corporate attorneys Michael Wood, Richard Roth and Randall Holcombe provided legal representation to JBPCO with assistance from John Ransom (Tax), Jim Griffin (Employee Benefits), Michael Woodson (Labor), and Ali Abazari and Jacob Arechiga (Environmental). The successful transaction demonstrates Jackson Walker’s depth of experience representing manufacturing sector clients in all types of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances.