Utility One Source Acquires Load King

Utility One Source announced the acquisition of Load King, a provider of specialty trailers, from Manitex International.

Based in Elk Point, SD, Load King’s existing management team will continue to grow the business as part of Utility One Source. Utility One Source, founded by private equity funds managed by Blackstone earlier this year, is a single-source supplier for the utility and heavy equipment industries.

“We are thrilled to now be a part of Utility One Source,” said Jim Peterson, Load King’s general manager. “We look forward to being a part of its continued growth by delivering the renowned specialty trailers on which Load King has built its reputation.”

The addition of Load King marks the sixth acquisition under the Utility One Source brand since its formation in February 2015.

“I am delighted to welcome Load King to the Utility One Source family, said Chris Ragot, Utility One Source chairman. “Load King will be a great asset for our team, further enhancing the already-compelling equipment portfolio UOS has to offer. Their addition demonstrates our continued commitment to becoming the leading provider of solutions and selection to the heavy equipment and utility industries.”

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