Transportation Technologies

Transportation Technologies is the parent holding company for Hackney & Sons and Kidron, two of the leading manufacturers of specialized truck bodies and trailers serving the multi-stop beverage and food service distribution markets. Hackney & Sons, founded in 1946 in Washington, NC, entered the refrigerated truck body and trailer manufacturing business with the production of its first wooden soft drink delivery truck body in 1947. Over the years, the company has greatly expanded its manufacturing capacity at its Washington, NC facility, and in 1972 constructed a second state-of-the-art plant in Independence, Kansas, which is the largest beverage body and trailer manufacturing facility in the U.S. The company’s brand commands a #1 market share in its respective market. In 1995, the company purchased Kidron. Kidron, also founded in 1946, maintains a leading position in the market for refrigerated truck bodies and trailers serving the multi-stop food service industry.

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The undersigned acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Transportation Technologies for this transaction.

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