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TNT acquires JMS Group

TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired the businesses of JMS Crane & Rigging, WM Services Crane & Rigging, and Big Ray's Equipment - the three constituent parts of the JMS Group of Billings, Montana.

JMS is a full service mobile crane and heavy haulage provider primarily serving the wind, power, petrochemical, and refining markets across Montana and Idaho.

Ray Mullen established Mullen Crane and Transport in 1978 and founded WM (William Mullen) Services in Soda Springs, Idaho, in 2012, followed by Big Ray’s Equipment. The group is led by chief executive Ray Mullen, and his children John, Bill and Jennifer Mullen. The group run around 30 cranes from Billings and Soda Springs, Idaho, alongside a substantial fleet of heavy haulage trucks and trailers. Mullen and his family will remain with the merged business in their current roles.

The deal expands TNT’s geographic branch footprint into Montana and Idaho, while strengthening its potential in the regional wind power and refining markets.
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JMS cranes in action

TNT chief executive Michael Appling said: "Our partnership with JMS demonstrates a continued commitment to leadership in the crane and rigging industry and further strengthens our position and market share supporting the nation's wind energy end market. Our management team considers Ray to be an icon in the crane industry. We welcome him, his family and the JMS employees to the TNT family. We are excited to work together with John, Bill and Jennifer to integrate our businesses and further strengthen our position as an industry leader in the wind market. We look forward to working with this talented team as we continue to grow our combined business and provide tremendous opportunity to our employees while providing world class service to our customers."

Ray Mullen added: "TNT is the right partner for JMS at this point in the growth and development of our business. We have been blessed with amazing employees that have made us who we are today. This will allow us to continue to provide superior service to our customers and most importantly expanded opportunities for our employees."