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November 13, 2017 9:45 AM, EST
Trudell Holdings Acquires Northeast Great Dane

Trudell Holdings Inc., parent company of Trudell Trailer Sales, announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Northeast Great Dane and anticipates closing the transaction Dec. 1.

John Gendelman will continue to serve as president of Northeast Great Dane and retain an ownership interest.

“The acquisition gives us the opportunity to expand our Great Dane trailer dealership business. With the five Trudell Trailer Sales locations and adding the five Northeast Great Dane locations we are now able to further enhance our collective customers’ experiences from the Upper Midwest to New England,” Trudell CEO Dennis Van Lannen said.

Terms were not disclosed.

“Our key partners at Trudell Trailers and Northeast Great Dane will become Great Dane’s largest independent dealer group covering two strategic regions for Great Dane. Trudell is a leader in the Midwest and Northeast is a leader in the North East, and we look forward to their continued success,” Chris Hammond, executive vice president of sales for Great Dane, said in a statement.

With locations in Auburn, Mass., Buffalo, Florida and Syracuse, N.Y., and Hillsborough, N.J., Northeast Great Dane has been a Great Dane full-service dealership since 1973.

Trudell Holdings is based in Green Bay, Wis.