H&E Equipment Services Acquires J.W. Burress

H&E Equipment Services, Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has acquired the assets of J.W. Burress, Inc., located in the mid-Atlantic states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but key managers and employees of J.W. Burress will continue in similar positions to those held prior to the acquisition. Going forward, the 12 J.W. Burress locations will become the mid-Atlantic division of H&E Equipment Services and will adopt the H&E management structure of division vice presidents and branch managers, the management structure typical of the other 50 H&E locations nationwide.

Bill Daly, former senior vice president with J.W. Burress, has been appointed division vice president, mid-Atlantic-South and will assume responsibility for the Winston Salem, Charlotte, Arden, Raleigh, Greenville, Columbia and Charleston branches. Roy Perry, former senior vice president with J.W. Burress has been appointed division vice president, mid-Atlantic-North and will oversee operations in Norfolk, Roanoke, Richmond, Warrenton and Baltimore.

The ownership and management of J.W. Burress and H&E Equipment Services have known each other for over 25 years, assisting one another to satisfy customer demands for equipment needs on several projects. “J.W. Burress is one of the premier distributors of heavy equipment in the U.S. today and has an outstanding reputation with the manufacturers they represent and the customers they serve,” said John Engquist, president and CEO of H&E Equipment Services. “Their 70-year history of excellence in earthmoving equipment and cranes is well recognized in the construction industry. We are extremely pleased to bring our companies together to provide even better equipment services to the mid-Atlantic region. In addition to the strong dealership services J.W. Burress currently provides, plans are under way to significantly expand the rental side of their business.”

J.W. Burress is the authorized dealer for Grove, Manitowoc, Doosan, Moxy, Terex/Reedrill, National Crane, Dynapac, Gomaco, Finn, Kawasaki, Gradall, Vibromax, Diamond Z and more.