Reading Truck Group Announces Acquisition of Rayside Truck & Trailer

READING, Pa. – Reading Truck Group, a leading manufacturer of truck bodies, announced the acquisition of Rayside Truck & Trailer, based in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Established in 1979, Rayside Truck and Trailer has built its reputation on quality workmanship and customer service. Rayside is a regional equipment, accessory and trailer dealership. With the addition of Rayside, the number of Reading’s sites increases to 16 facilities nationwide.

"We are excited to welcome the Rayside team to the Reading Truck Group family. This strategic acquisition further establishes Reading as a nationwide manufacturer and upfitter of quality commercial truck bodies, equipment and services," said Alan Farash, president and COO of Reading Truck Group. "Coupled with our most recent acquisition of Action Fabrication, the addition of Rayside allows Reading to better serve customers in the Southeast United States."

"The Southeast Florida location is what first attracted us to Rayside, but it quickly became apparent that this company has much more to offer. Their attention to detail and 'customer first' attitude is exactly what we look for in an acquisition and provides a solid base for Reading’s growth in South Florida," stated Eric McNally, Reading Truck Group’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

The combination of Rayside and Reading is a great fit, so joining Reading Truck Group will be beneficial to Rayside's team and customers. Reading shares Rayside's vision and is focused on providing its customers with the highest quality trucks and services in the nation.

For further information about Reading Truck Group, please visit

About Reading Truck Group

Reading Truck Group is a wholly-owned business unit of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. and a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of service/utility truck bodies, as well as other vocational truck bodies and related truck equipment. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Reading, Pa.

Source: Reading Truck Group Press Release