Continuing to expand its footprint in various markets across the country, Volvo Rents announces the acquisition of Blue Eagle Equipment, a three-store equipment rental company based in South Carolina, with stores in Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg.
The acquisition brings Volvo Rentsâ€™ South Carolina presence to a total of four rental centers.
â€śWeâ€™re tremendously excited to see last yearâ€™s success continue into the New Year,â€ť said Michael Crouch, Vice President of Business Development for Volvo Rents, noting the companyâ€™s surge of nearly 50 pick-ups since the beginning of 2011. â€śAs the American economy, and particularly the construction equipment rental industry, continues to make a significant shift from buying to renting, we find ourselves in great position for continued growth.â€ť
In addition to Volvo Rentsâ€™ expanding line of Volvo compact equipment â€“ such as backhoe and skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders, compact excavators and compaction equipment â€“ the rental centers carry a comprehensive line of essential equipment and tools for the construction, commercial, industrial and homeowner markets. The focus is on daily, weekly and monthly rentals.
â€śVolvo Rentsâ€™ strong national presence and brand recognition made our decision to become part of the companyâ€™s network of stores an easy one,â€ť said Robert Griffin, a 26-year veteran of the construction equipment rental industry who founded Blue Eagle Equipment in 2004. â€śJoining the Volvo Rents culture of customer care and commitment to local decision-making offers great opportunities for our team members.â€ť
Griffin will remain active with the operations/management of all three locations as general manager. All 19 of his employees will also stay on to run the stores.
While store hours will be Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the company offers 24-hour service, every day of the week.