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Reading Truck Group Announces Acquisition of Caseco

Reading Truck Group announced today that it acquired substantially all of the assets of Caseco Manufacturing, Inc. and its affiliates (“Caseco”).

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J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. Announces Appointment of Tom Reynolds, President, The Reading Truck Group, LLC

J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. ("JBPCO") announced the appointment of Tom Reynolds as President of The Reading Truck Group, LLC (Reading), the premier manufacturer of vocational work truck bodies.

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The Reading Group Announces New Sales Leadership Roles in 2016

The Reading Group, which owns Reading Truck Body, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, and Reading Equipment & Distribution, a full-service truck equipment installer and upfitter, is pleased to announce a new sales leadership structure to support its evolving go-to-market strategy. Roles have been expanded for Wm. Craig Bonham to Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Reading Truck Body, and Eric McNally to Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Reading Equipment & Distribution.

This leadership team alignment follows the previously announced ownership change for Reading. In November 2015, Reading Truck Body announced that it was acquired by J.P. Poindexter & Co., a privately-held, diversified manufacturing company headquartered in Houston, TX.

“Over the last few years, Reading has experienced tremendous growth, with 2015 being another outstanding year in our 60-year history. Our business development and growth initiatives continue to drive the company as we expand into new markets, develop new innovative products and focus on acquisition and organic opportunities. With the strong growth experienced in both the manufacturing and distribution business units, the strategies we want to implement require strong teams. The ability to have Craig and Eric lead the separate strategic initiatives allows us the flexibility needed to accomplish our growth plans,” stated Reading President Brian Nadel.

bonhamBonham, who currently serves as a manufacturer’s trustee Board member for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), will expand his role to drive Reading Truck Body sales as he continues to focus on business development opportunities for the manufacturing and distribution business, stimulating future acquisition growth, deepening new and existing business relationships with our independent distribution and OEMs.

mcnallyReading Equipment & Distribution has also seen significant growth over the last few years, and to continue momentum in this very impactful part of the business, McNally will shift his focus to enhancing and growing the sales of fleet, commercial truck dealer and special vehicles groups. In addition, McNally will drive new acquisitions to support Reading’s overall growth initiatives.

Reading Truck Body, LLC manufactures vocational work truck bodies in Reading, PA. Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC operates five installation facilities throughout the mid-atlantic and mid-west areas. Both are owned by J.B. Poindexter & Company in Houston, TX. Together, the Reading group strives to create the right solutions at the right time for its customers. Since 1955, the company has worked hard to build, grow and expand into the thriving industry leader it is today. Moving forward, Reading will continue to set new standards with new innovative products for its expanding market. For more information, visit www.ReadingBody.com and www.ReadingEquipment.com.

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Reading Truck Body Launches Patent-Pending Redi-Gate at 2016 Work Truck Show®

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Reading Truck Body to Showcase New Designs at the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show®

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November 12, 2015: Reading Truck Body Named 2015 NAACP Community Impact Corporate Award Recipient

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, is pleased to announce that it was recently selected as the winner of the 2015 NAACP Community Impact Corporate Award by the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Reading chapter.

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November 2, 2015: J. B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. to Acquire Reading Truck Body

Houston, TX, November 2, 2015 – J. B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. (“JBPCO”) today announced the acquisition of Reading Truck Body, the premier manufacturer of vocational work truck bodies.

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October 02, 2015: A Body of Technology

While it may be true that one machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men and yet no machine can do the work of one extraordinary man, Jim Barr knows the benefits that a technologically superior product can bring to a small business.

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August 7, 2015: Upfitting the Right Truck for the Job Requires Understanding Your Options

While there are many different materials available for today’s work trucks, not all materials are cut out for all jobs.

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July 10, 2015: Scotts Relies on Ford and Reading to Help Keep Laws Green

Over 150 years ago, the grass became greener when the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was founded.

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June 24, 2015: Reading Equipment & Distribution Receives MVP Status from NTEA

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, is excited to announce that two of its Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC sites, Clinton, MD and Suffolk, VA, have recently been inducted to the Member Verification Program (MVP) by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

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June 12, 2015: Built to Last – Reading Truck Body of Berks County Celebrates 60th Year in the Manufacturing Industry

In 1955, local Reading businessman Mr. Irving Suknow had a vision—to improve the quality of service bodies for the contracting industries. Since the beginning, Reading Truck Body, LLC was a pioneer in the work truck industry, designing and building high quality steel and aluminum work trucks customers can depend on to maximize organization and efficiency. The rest, as they say, is history.

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March 25, 2015: Craig Bonham Elected to NTEA Board of Trustees

Reading, PA (March 25, 2015)—Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, is proud to announce that Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading’s Vice President of Business Development, has been elected to the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Board of Trustees as a manufacturer representative.

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March 2, 2015: Reading Truck Body Announces Introduction of NPR ECO-MAX® with Tool-Pro Body

Reading Truck Body, LLC, premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announces the debut of the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX with Tool-Pro body. Attendees at the 2015 Work Truck Show® in Indianapolis, IN will get a first look at the new truck chassis and body.

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February 24, 2015: Reading Truck Body at 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show®

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, plans to announce dynamic new solutions at the 2015 Work Truck Show® in Indianapolis, IN.

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February 24, 2015: Reading Truck Body Introduces Its SL132 Service Truck Body

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announces an addition to its SL family with the SL132 dual wheel configuration.

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January 20, 2015: Reading Truck Body Celebrates 60 Years

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, is excited to announce that the company has reached its milestone 60-year anniversary in 2015. The Company is preparing to celebrate its anniversary throughout 2015 with numerous customer and employee events.

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December 1, 2014: Board member Bob Rewey

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of one of our Board members, Bob Rewey.

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November 12, 2014: Reading Truck Body Launches New Website

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, proudly unveils its revamped website: www.ReadingBody.com.

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October 28, 2014: The Reading Group Expands Leadership Team with Key Promotions

The Reading Group, LLC, which owns Reading Truck Body, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announces two key promotions: Wm. Craig Bonham to Vice President of New Business Development and Eric McNally to Vice President of Sales.

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October 20, 2014: Reading Truck Body and OEM Systems, LLC Announce Partnership

Reading Truck Body, LLC, premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, and OEM Systems, LLC, leader in compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership.

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September 05, 2014: Upfit Your All-New Ram ProMaster with a Reading Classic Service Van

Reading Truck Body announces it is expanding its aluminum Classic Service Van line with the all-new Ram ProMaster.

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August 12, 2014: Reading Truck Body to Host Job Fair

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, is set to host a job fair on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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August 01, 2014: Reading Truck Body adds Ram Chassis Pool to Columbus OH

Reading Truck Body has worked closely with Ram Commercial Vehicles to expand into the Columbus, OH, market.

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July 21, 2014: Reading Truck Body Expands Aluminum CSV Line for 2015 Ford Transit

We're pleased to announce that we are expanding our aluminum Classic Service Van line with a version specifically designed for the 2015 Ford Transit.

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April 09, 2014: Lean Manufacturing Leads Operational Initiatives in 2014

CEO Brian Nadel discusses the benefits Reading Truck is seeing as a result of adopting a “lean manufacturing” mindset.

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March 04, 2014: Reading Truck Body, LLC Introduces Re-Engineered Landscaper SL

Continuing our product line expansion, Reading Truck proudly introduces our newly re-engineered Landscaper SL, available in 10’ or 12’ configurations.

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March 04, 2014: Reading Truck Body, LLC and Curry Supply Company Announce Partnership

Reading Truck Body, LLC and Curry Supply Company are pleased to announce their strategic partnership, providing more resources, expanded product portfolios and other benefits for both companies.

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February 13, 2014: Reading Truck Body Invests in Fiber Laser Cutting Technology

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announces that it has recently upgraded to fiber laser cutting technology.

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February 04, 2014: Reading Truck Body Extends the SL Product Line

Our SL Service Body product line is expanding again! Larger SL108 configurations are newly designed.

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November 11, 2013: The Reading Sales Team is Expanding

Reading Truck Body announces that Wm. Craig Bonham has been promoted to Vice President of Sales, effective September 2013.

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October 30, 2013: 2014 Price Increase Announced

After holding prices steady over the past two years, Reading must announce a modest price increase for 2014. All current prices will be honored through December 20, 2013, so plan ahead to get your orders in before that date.

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September 30, 2013: On the Scene: Reading Truck Body at 2013 ICUEE

Announcing expansion of three product lines: Classic Service Van 75”, Ready Van SL 75” and SL98 LoPro and LoPro Spacemaker are all newly configured.

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September 24, 2013: Reading Truck Body Announces Strategic Direction, Operational Changes

In view of our commitment to Business Excellence and Market-Driven Management, we’re pleased to announce that Reading Truck Body has enhanced its leadership team with members well-versed in the industry.

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July 02, 2013: Reading Launches Lighter Weight Aluminum Classic Service Van

We are expanding our popular Classic Service Van line with the introduction of our new, lighter weight aluminum CSV. 210 pounds lighter, yet still able to offer greater payload capacity.

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April 08, 2013: Reading and Monroe Enter Strategic Partnership

Reading Truck Body and Monroe Truck Equipment announce a mutually advantageous partnership.

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March 06, 2013: The Reading Group Celebrates Success of Business Development Strategy

Reading Truck is proud to welcome our new leadership team. We're looking forward to continued accelerated growth.

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February 28, 2013: The Reading Group Streamlines Production Footprint

Our distribution operations are being expanded to better serve a growing national customer base. Facilities in Seneca, PA; Columbus, OH; and Abington, PA are being absorbed into larger regional facilities,

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March 23, 2012: Company Realignment

Reading Group is preparing for a corporate restructuring that will see three distinct business units handling Truck Body, Van Body and Equipment and Distribution.

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December 19, 2011: The Reading Group Announces New CEO

We are proud to welcome Brian Nadel as our new CEO. With 25 years in the industry, Nadel’s experience and focus on profitability and growth make him the ideal person for the role.

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