NES Rentals Acquires West Georgia Aerial Lift

Oct. 9, 2013

NES Rentals Holdings, one of the U.S.’ largest aerial equipment rental companies, has acquired West Georgia Aerial Lift, in Carrollton, Ga. WGAL has been doing business as an independently owned and operated rental company since 1987, supplying aerial work platforms to Georgia and eastern Alabama. The company has 17 employees and about 300 pieces of equipment.

Jimmy Lanier and Leighton Alston, co-owners of WGAL, will remain with NES.

“The team at West Georgia Aerial Lift has built a valuable organization and we are delighted to welcome them to the NES Rentals’ team,” said Andrew Studdert, NES Rentals chairman and CEO. “We are confident their customers will be pleased with the same high level of customer service and diverse product offering at NES.”

WGAL has also been an authorized dealer for SkyJack, JLG, Skytrack, Lull, Gradall and Genie. The company recently added Mustang skid-steer loaders and mini-excavators to its fleet.

 “This is a tremendous opportunity for the team at West Georgia Aerial Lift,” said Lanier. “We have joined an organization that values our ability to treat our customers with the level of service they prefer from a small organization, but with the broad product lines and expertise found at a larger operation with national reach.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. West Georgia Aerial Lift began operating immediately as a branch of NES.

 Based in Chicago, NES Rentals is No. 11 on the RER 100.