KAG agrees to purchase
assets of Don E Keith
Mar 17, 2010 10:32 AM
The Kenan Advantage Group Inc (KAG) has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Don E Keith Transportation LLC, a California-based bulk transporter of asphalt, fuel, crude oil, and lubricants.
KAG has purchased the company’s fleet and will be taking over the delivery of Don E Keith’s products to its customers in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah through its subsidiary, KAG West.
“With the acquisition of Don E Keith, a company that is steeped with history dating back to the 1940s, KAG will further diversify its product base on the West Coast to provide more opportunities in an ever-changing environment,” said John Jolly, vice-president of private fleet conversions for KAG.
“Historically, our primary focus in this region has been the transportation of fuel. Through the purchase of Don E Keith’s transportation assets, we will expand our service offering to include the deliver of asphalt, crude oil, and lubricants. Combining Don E. Keith’s operational experience with KAG’s size and resources will provide a smooth transition into a new market for our organization on the West Coast,” Jolly said.
Bill Keith, chief operating officer of Don E Keith Transportation, said, “One of the reasons we decided to join the KAG team was based on their dedication to customer service and their outstanding industry reputation. For 70 years we have been providing our customers with exceptional customer service. This transaction ensures our ability to continue to provide the highest level of service while tapping into KAG’s size and national footprint to better meet our customers growing needs.”
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