Nick Bair, former owner & president of N&L, now vice president and general manager of N&L, shakes hands with NESCO CEO Lee Jacobson.

NESCO Specialty Rentals Acquires N&L Line Equipment

July 6, 2018
NESCO Specialty Rentals has completed the acquisition of N&L Line Equipment.

NESCO Specialty Rentals has completed the acquisition of N&L Line Equipment. N&L manufactures products related to the live-line maintenance of electric utility lines. The N&L offering includes transmission tools up to 800 kV, substation maintenance tools, and distribution hotline tools.

N&L, headquartered in Poulsbo, Wash., also has a rubber-testing laboratory and tool repair service. H&L has the capability of testing and certifying all types of insulating rubber goods and insulated tools, as well as repair and refurbish all commonly used tools, hot sticks and grounds.

N&L Line Equipment will become part of NESCO’s Utility Equipment Outfitters division, accelerating growth to be an even more comprehensive resource for parts, tools and accessories for powerline professionals in North America. In 2015 NESCO created the UEO division to focus on offering parts, tools and accessories to the utility, rail and communication markets as well as other specialized industries.

“I was thoroughly impressed the first time I visited the N&L facility,” said Jacobson. “It is a first-class operation Nick Bair has developed. The N&L package offers tools and servies that are essential to satisfying today’s demands for servicing the utility grid. Our customers will certainly benefit from the acquisition.”

NESCO Specialty Rentals is a leading equipment and service provider to the infrastructure, transmission, distribution, communications and rail industries, providing aerial devices, boom trucks, cranes, digger derricks, pressure drills, stringing gear, hi-rail equipment, repair parts, tools and accessories, with one of the industry’s largest specialty rental fleets and service networks in North America.