CEI Pacer, Warren Mfg. Merge
Manufacturing operations for KT Pacer will continue in both Iowa and Alabama
Kentucky Trailer, a subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corp., announces its animal feed transportation subsidiaries CEI Equipment Co. and the animal feed transport division of Warren Mfg., Inc. are merging under a new name – KT Pacer, a Kentucky Trailer company.The merger strengthens the company’s position in the animal feed transportation market, making it one of the largest feed transport solution companies in North America.
KT Pacer honors the name recognition both Kentucky Trailer and CEI Pacer have in the industry.
“The new name is familiar yet fresh, an embodiment of our combined company,” said KT Pacer management members Dan McDowell, Jim Ross and Jim Stoelk. “Both CEI Pacer and Warren Manufacturing have a rich history in the industry. Together, we’re leveraging our experience and taking a forward-thinking approach to be the best in the world at design, build and service solutions.”
Kentucky Trailer is a leading manufacturer of custom trailers, truck bodies and mobilized workplace solutions. The company’s growth strategy focuses on achieving leading market positions in specialized transportation markets.
In December 2018, Kentucky Trailer entered the feed transportation market through the acquisition of CEI Pacer, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kentucky Trailer expanded its footprint in the industry with the acquisition of Warren Manufacturing’s animal feed transport division assets in Birmingham, Alabama, in July 2019.
“Bringing these two companies under the KT Pacer umbrella means more manufacturing efficiencies and capacity for our customers. We believe in KT Pacer’s industry-leading products, and we’re excited to be able to continue to position them for substantial future growth,” says Kentucky Trailer President and CEO Gary A. Smith, Sr.
Manufacturing operations for KT Pacer will continue in both Iowa and Alabama. The company expects to combine more processes and operations as they continue to identify synergies.