Wheaton Van Lines, which acquired Bekins Van Lines earlier this year, has spun off Bekins’ former trade show business to newly formed BTS Logistics, the company announced.
BTS, Warrenville, Ill., did not disclose terms of the transaction in which David Caruso, who also is CEO of a Bekins agency, acquired the moving company’s Bekins Tradeshow Services.
“With over 30 years of experience in moving, relocation and the tradeshow business, I am firmly committed to taking Bekins Tradeshow Services to the next level of success,” said Caruso, who heads Bekins A-1 Movers.
BTS will operate its own fleet of 68 tractors and 125 trailers, while also having the ability to use Wheaton/Bekins equipment when needed.
The trade show business accounted for more than 20% of Bekins Van Lines revenue last year, said Lance Grooms, senior vice president of BTS Logistics.
Among the services being offered are pre-show planning, the transportation, warehousing and exhibition of trade show products. In addition, distribution and installation services are offered as well.