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Southwest MH acquires Procon JCB

California-based Southwest Material Handling has acquired ProCon JCB of New Mexico and rebranded it Southwest JCB.

Procon was owned by Nic DiPaulo and has been in business for 75 years, operating from three locations in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Commerce City, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona.

The company will merge with some of Southwest’s branches to create Southwest JCB with locations in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and New Mexico under the leadership of DiPaulo.

Southwest Material Handling now employs around 300 operating out of eight facilities across six states. Details of the transaction have not been released.

DiPaulo said: “I am pleased to now be a part of the Southwest family and am excited about what we can achieve together. With the support and resources of Southwest, we look forward to significantly enhancing our opportunities to serve our customers.”

Kirt Little, chief executive of Southwest added: “As a leader in both the material handling and construction equipment industries in the western region, ProCon JCB is an ideal fit for Southwest's growth strategy. ProCon JCB is an award-winning dealer known for providing great customer service and we look forward to continuing that tradition."