Valley Equipment expands Utility dealer network with acquisition

Utility reefer being pulled on highway

Valley Equipment Ltd., has acquired Utility Trailers of New England. 

Valley Equipment has been servicing eastern Canada as a full-service Utility dealer for more than 30 years. With locations in Hartland and Salisbury, New Brunswick, they also own NorthEast Truck & Trailer Sales Ltd. in Upper Onslow (Truro) and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

“We’ve been looking to expand into the Northeastern United States for a while now and the perfect opportunity came from a well-established Utility dealer,” says Peter Cook, president of Valley Equipment and NorthEast Truck and Trailer Sales. “We’re excited to welcome and work with the entire team from Utility Trailers of New England and will continue to provide the same quality of service they are known for in the area.”

Cook’s desire to grow also included the recent purchase of six parts and service locations in Maine plus the development of two more in Canada; all new to the rapidly growing Utility dealer network. Now, with this acquisition of two new locations – Seabrook, New Hampshire and North Oxford (Boston), Massachusetts – Cook’s goal is to increase the availability of Utility products and services, as well as the latest offerings from Cargobull North America.

“All of our locations will soon help support Cargobull North America products with 24/7 service,” he says.

“Jon Comeford and his team have done a tremendous job as our dealer for New England. We congratulate the successful sale of his business, and look forward to the new chapter of ownership for Utility Trailers of New England. With 14 locations throughout Eastern Canada, Maine and now the Boston area; the Valley Equipment group of Utility dealers will take customer service to a new level, and also provide an excellent service network for the Cargobull Transport Refrigeration Units, that are now an option on Utility’s 3000R refrigerated trailers,” says Steve Bennett, president and COO of Utility Trailer.

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