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Waukesha Pearce Industries purchases Komatsu earthmoving distributorship

1 min read / December 21, 2022

Waukesha Pearce Industries truck and Komatsu excavator

HOUSTON, TX – December 21, 2022 - Waukesha Pearce Industries, LLC (WPI) has closed on its acquisition of H&E Equipment Services’ Komatsu earthmoving distribution business which covers the state of Louisiana and five counties in southwest Arkansas. The acquisition includes H&E’s Kenner, Louisiana, distribution facility and the assignment of H&E’s lease of the Bossier City, Louisiana, facility.

This territory will continue to be served by the six existing authorized Komatsu branches in Louisiana. WPI will operate from the existing H&E Equipment Services facilities in La., and retain all current distribution business and employees.

“We are honored by the trust H&E and Komatsu have shown in support of this acquisition, said Bruce Truesdale, Vice President of Operations at Waukesha Pearce Industries.  “H&E has an extraordinary team within their organization, and we look forward to working with them. Our combined industry-leading teams, will enable us to better serve our customers, while growing our business.”

"With almost a century of success in the industry as their foundation, we are excited to grow our partnership with WPI," said Rod Bull, Executive Vice President of Komatsu's North American Region. "Their expansion into the Louisiana market will be served well by their commitment to value and excellent customer service."

Waukesha Pearce Industries is a fourth-generation family-owned company founded in 1924 that now has 17 Komatsu branches focused on distribution, service, and support of heavy equipment across three states.

Media contacts

Bruce Truesdale
Vice President of Operations
Bruce.truesdale@wpi.com

Robert Shaffer
Chief Financial Officer
Robert.shaffer@wpi.com

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