Volvo Rents Acquires Blue Eagle Equipment, Inc.

Volvo Rents, Shippensburg, Pa., has acquired Blue Eagle Equipment, a three-store equipment rental company based in South Carolina, with stores in Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. The acquisition brings Volvo Rents’ South Carolina location total to four rental centers.

“We’re tremendously excited to see last year’s success continue into the New Year,” said Michael Crouch, vice president of business development for Volvo Rents, noting the company’s surge of nearly 50 pick-ups since the beginning of 2011. “As the American economy, and particularly the construction equipment rental industry, continues to make a significant shift from buying to renting, we find ourselves in great position for continued growth.”

Robert Griffin, the 26-year construction equipment rental industry veteran who founded Blue Eagle Equipment in 2004, will serve as general manager of all three locations. All 19 of his employees will also stay on to run the stores.