Vanguard Truck Centers has acquired Gilbert Truck Center, a commercial truck dealership and service center based in Macon, Ga.
Vanguard will continue to represent Hino, Autocar and FUSO at the location, which will also become an authorized service center for Volvo Trucks. Gilbert is a respected dealer with strong relationships in the greater Macon area.
“We’ve been interested in Macon for quite some time and are excited to have found the right team and facility for our entry into the market. We will continue to provide best-in-class trucks, parts, service for our customers at this location,” says Tom Ewing, president and CEO, Vanguard Truck Centers.
The Gilbert and Vanguard teams will work closely to ensure a smooth transition. Vanguard says it plans to retain all existing employees, with Gilbert Truck Center President Tony Gilbert continuing to lead the business post-closing.
“I am proud of the reputation and customer base we have built here in Macon and am confident that we are placing our employees and customers in the best possible hands,” says Gilbert.
Post-acquisition, Vanguard now has more than 900 employees and 26 locations across Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Arizona.