Sunbelt Rentals Acquires Contractors’ Equipment Co.

Sept. 23, 2013

Sunbelt Rentals has acquired the business and assets of Contractors’ Equipment Co., a general tool company based in Joplin, Mo. Founded in 1996, CEC has served the Midwest rental market with locations in Joplin, Mo.; Tulsa, Okla; and Little Rock and Rogers, Ark.

The acquired locations are complementary to Sunbelt’s recent new store openings in Memphis, Tenn., and Kansas City, Mo.

“The acquisition of Contractors’ Equipment Co. fits well with our geographic expansion in the Midwest and brings with it an excellent team that will allow us to broaden the service network and product offering to our customers,” said Keith Dressendorfer, Central Plains district manager for Sunbelt Rentals.

Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Sunbelt Rentals, No. 2 on the RER 100, now has nearly 400 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia.