LOUISVILLE, KY – January 28, 2020 – Kentucky Trailer, a subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corporation, today announced that its animal feed transportation subsidiaries CEI Equipment Company LLC (CEI Pacer) and the animal feed transport division of Warren Manufacturing, Inc. (Warren Manufacturing) are merging under a new name – KT Pacer, a Kentucky Trailer company.
The merger strengthens the company’s position in the animal feed transportation market, making it one of the largest feed transport solution companies in North America.
KT Pacer honors the name recognition both Kentucky Trailer and CEI Pacer have in the industry.
“The new name is familiar yet fresh, an embodiment of our combined company,” said KT Pacer management members Dan McDowell, Jim Ross and Jim Stoelk. “Both CEI Pacer and Warren Manufacturing have a rich history in the industry. Together, we’re leveraging our experience and taking a forward-thinking approach to be the best in the world at design, build and service solutions.”
Kentucky Trailer is a leading manufacturer of custom trailers, truck bodies and mobilized workplace solutions. The company’s growth strategy focuses on achieving leading market positions in specialized transportation markets.
In December 2018, Kentucky Trailer entered the feed transportation market through the acquisition of CEI Pacer, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kentucky Trailer expanded its footprint in the industry with the acquisition of Warren Manufacturing’s animal feed transport division assets in Birmingham, Alabama, in July 2019.
“Bringing these two companies under the KT Pacer umbrella means more manufacturing efficiencies and capacity for our customers. We believe in KT Pacer’s industry-leading products, and we’re excited to be able to continue to position them for substantial future growth,” said Kentucky Trailer President and CEO Gary A. Smith, Sr.
Manufacturing operations for KT Pacer will continue in both Iowa and Alabama. The company expects to combine more processes and operations as they continue to identify synergies.
About R.C. Tway Company, LLC R.C. Tway Company, LLC, is the parent company of five operating divisions: (i) Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing (KTM), which designs, builds and manufactures custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage, snack food, package delivery and logistics industries as well as other niche markets; (ii) Kentucky Trailer Services (KTS), which delivers complete repair, reconditioning, paint, graphics and other services for truck bodies, drop frame and expandable trailers; (iii) Kentucky Trailer Specialty Vehicles (KTSV), which designs, builds and services trailers and custom specialty vehicles for mobile medical, military/government, mobile marketing, motorsports and other niche markets; (iv) Kentucky Trailer Finance (KTF), which provides the Company’s customers rental, lease and financing options for select products and markets; and (v) CEI Pacer, which designs, engineers, manufactures and services custom feed trailers, bodies and equipment. Kentucky Trailer sets the industry benchmark as North America’s largest manufacturer of moving and storage trailers, as well as enclosed automobile, motorcycle and vehicle transport trailers. In addition, Kentucky Trailer manufactures trailers for: commercial, military/government, mobile medical, mobile marketing, oil/gas, product and package delivery, and snack foods. For more information, please visit www.kytrailer.com.
About CEI Equipment Company LLC With more than 40 years of experience, CEI Equipment Company LLC, dba CEI Pacer, is recognized as an industry leader for design innovation and quality manufacturing of aluminum feed trailer and feed body transportation equipment. Today, CEI Pacer produces a broad range of aluminum feed transportation equipment that is used throughout the world. CEI Pacer is a full-service facility capable of repairs, reconditioning and rebuilding feed transportation equipment of all makes and models. For more information about CEI Pacer, please visit www.ceipacer.com.