Interstate Companies acquires service provider operation

Interstate acquires Southwest Products
Pictured from left to right: Tim Price (CEO – Yaculta), Silvio Piccini (President – Yaculta), Travis Penrod (CEO – Interstate Companies), Aaron Johansen (Vice President of Corporate Operations – Interstate Companies).

Interstate Companies, parent company of Interstate Power Systems, has purchased the assets of Southwest Products (SWP). Financial details of the purchase were not released by the privately held companies.

The deal represents important strategic growth for Interstate Companies, adding over 90 new employees. It also solidly establishes Interstate’s presence in the Southwestern United States, and continues our growth in the final-stage manufacturing business, the company says.

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“Southwest Products is an outstanding fit for our company. You don’t often find companies that are this well aligned in culture and outlook.” says Travis Penrod, Interstate CEO. “SWP has some amazing employees and we are glad to add them to our team. We know them by their excellent reputation, and also from direct experience. We have been a customer of theirs for years, and we’re excited to have them be a part of our group of companies.”

“The shareholders and management of Yaculta Companies are very proud of the accomplishments of the SWP commercial truck business,” adds Tim Price, Yaculta CEO. “However, we are even more excited about the future of SWP under the stewardship of Interstate Companies. We are confident they are the right people, with the right values, to take SWP to the next level and beyond.”

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