Hot Mix June 2006

S.T. Engineering to Acquire B.R. Lee

Vision Technologies Land Systems (VTLS), a U.S. subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (S.T. Engineering) has entered into an agreement to acquire B.R. Lee Industries, Denver, NC, for $129 million, according to Tan Pheng Hock, president and CEO of S.T. Engineering.

"The addition of B.R. Lee to the S.T. Engineering family expands our presence in the U.S. market and is another important step towards our becoming a major commercial specialty vehicle and equipment player in the key North American and Asian markets," he said.

B.R. Lee, featuring its LeeBoy and Rosco brands, manufactures about 65 models of equipment for road construction and maintenance and has a distribution network throughout 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces.

"S.T. Engineering offers B.R. Lee the infrastructure and vision to expand on a global landscape," said Kelly Majeskie, president and CEO of B.R. Lee.

Blastrac Opens Oklahoma Facility

Blastrac Global recently opened its new manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City, OK, according to Brian MacKenzie, president.

In addition to providing increased capacity for production of Blastrac and Sawtec equipment, the facility houses Blastrac’s Surface Preparation Academeci Resource Center training school in a 10,000-sq.-ft. room complete with indoor and outdoor test slabs for training and product testing.

SealMaster Opens in Albuquerque

Kevin Gullick is the owner of the newest SealMaster franchise in Albuquerque, NM.

Gullick oversees a manufacturing operation in Albuquerque and a storefront in El Paso, TX.

Industry Appointments

Mark McLeod is national sales director of Maintenance Inc., Wooster, OH...Grant Milne is regional manager, Canada, for Highway Equipment Co., Cedar Rapids, IA...Bruce Carmichael is national sales manager for SnowEx Products, a division of TrynEx International, Warren, MI...Paul Gaines is chief executive officer for Solideal Tire Inc., Charlotte, NC.

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