ML utilities acquires UES

By Niamh Marriott13 September 2021

ML Utilities has acquired Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA-based Utility Equipment Service (UES).

UES specializes in new and used sales, upfitting, rental, parts and accessories, shop repair, and truck maintenance

The purchase positions ML Utilities to better serve its growing customer base throughout middle Tennessee and the surrounding region with a range of mobile and shop services for utility equipment including aerial devices, pressure diggers, boom trucks, digger derricks and related support equipment, the company said.

Along with locations in Charlotte, NC, Baltimore, MD, and now, Spring Hill, TN, ML Utilities’ team of technicians provides services to fleet owners and customers throughout Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Established in Franklin, Tennessee, in 1981 before moving to its Spring Hill location in 2001, UES specializes in new and used sales, upfitting, rental, parts and accessories, shop repair, and maintenance of service trucks.

As part of ML Utilities, the company will complement its shop service capabilities with additional mobile field units providing ANSI inspections, annual DOT certifications, dielectric testing, hydraulic diagnostics, utility fleet repair, custom fabrication and lube and chassis services.

Joining forces

“UES has a great tradition of providing its customers with exceptional services for 40 years and we’re excited to be growing our business and joining forces with such an outstanding team,” said ML Utilities co-presidents Mickey Hodges and Kent Upton, in a joint statement.

“Together, our company cultures and values are closely aligned. We are confident this will lead us to greater success in supporting our customers.”

Utility Equipment Service president William Horton added, “It is rare that a business owner finds a fit like the one we see between Utility Equipment Service and ML Utilities. I believe this acquisition will significantly increase the value UES offers to our customers.”

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