A & S Services Group Acquires Kinard Trucking

A & S Services Group has acquired Kinard Trucking and its affiliates. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With facilities in Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania, A&S is a provider of trucking, warehousing and logistics services to blue-chip shippers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Based in York, Kinard is a provider of short-haul trucking and warehousing services.


A & S Services Group, LLC (A&S), announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Kinard Trucking, Inc., and its affiliates (Kinard). The terms of the asset purchase were not disclosed.

The combination of A&S and Kinard creates a leading transportation solutions firm to serve major shippers in the Mid-Atlantic region, from the Northeast to North Carolina and as far west as Indiana. The joining of these two transportation specialists creates a number of benefits–leveraging the strengths of both organizations, increasing the rate of growth, and combining resources and skilled employees to sustain a premier position in the industry. The combined company features the region’s most experienced group of professional drivers, the most efficient fleet management software in the industry, a blue-chip customer base and market-leading service standards. All transport vehicles owned by both companies are late-model, state-of-the-art trucks that adhere to the stringent standards of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Commenting on the transaction, A&S President Ken Buck said, “We are excited to add Kinard to our leading short-haul trucking, warehousing and logistics business serving the extended Mid-Atlantic region. A&S and Kinard are a natural fit, with similar values and cultures. Our focus on high-quality, best-in-class customer service will be boosted by enlarging our addressable market and enhancing our presence and strength.”

Mr. Buck continued, “We are growing aggressively in the Mid-Atlantic region, looking for additional acquisitions and recruiting to add to our professional driving staff. Experienced drivers should visit our website to apply.”

Both companies demonstrate environmental and social responsibility. They are both designated SmartWay Transport Partners (to improve fuel efficiency), offer ongoing training for employees, and promote continuous improvement in their processes.

About A&S

With facilities in Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania, A&S is a leading provider of trucking, warehousing and logistics services to blue-chip shippers in the Mid-Atlantic region. A&S provides premium levels of service requiring expedited delivery of products for manufacturers and distributors throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company utilizes its strategically located facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania to provide warehousing and fulfillment services such as bulk storage, materials handling and other logistics. In 2009, A&S entered into a financial and strategic alliance with Larsen MacColl Partners of Radnor, PA.

About Kinard

Based in York, PA, Kinard is a leading provider of short-haul trucking and warehousing services. It serves customers across a number of industries, such as food, textiles, apparel, furniture, appliances, chemicals, non-bulk petroleum products, rubber, plastics, metal and wood products. Kinard will operate as a division of A&S Services Group, LLC.

About Larsen MacColl Partners

Based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Larsen MacColl Partners invests in profitable and established companies in the transportation and logistics, specialty manufacturing and distribution, consumer products and business service industries. Larsen MacColl seeks to partner with companies with proven business models, solid management teams and significant growth opportunities. Larsen MacColl is investing out of its second committed fund.

SOURCE: A & S Services Group, LLC