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Reading Truck Group Acquires Semi Service, Inc.; Expands Presence in the West

READING, Pa. (August 12, 2021) –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reading Truck Group announced today the acquisition of Semi Service, Inc., a distributor and upfitter specializing in work truck and semi-truck equipment sales, installation, service and repair. With two locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and one in Caldwell, ID, the addition of Semi Service expands Reading’s footprint into the west and positions the company for further growth.

“Reading Truck Group and Semi Service are synergistic organizations with shared values and a history of delivering quality products and services to the commercial truck market,” said Alan Farash, President and COO of Reading Truck Group. “With an excellent reputation for providing a high-level of customer service, the acquisition of Semi Service further demonstrates our commitment to delivering greater customer value.”

“We’re very excited about the future,” stated Mike Anderson, Vice President, Semi Service. “Reading Truck and Semi Service are well-aligned in our visions and growth strategies. Joining the Reading Truck Group will be very beneficial to our teams and our customers.”

The addition of Semi Service, and its three locations to the Reading portfolio, increases the number of Reading’s distribution and upfitting locations to 17 centers nationwide. “Semi Service is a well-established and highly regarded company with state-of-the-art facilities and a talented team in place. We’re thrilled that Mike Anderson will stay on with us and continue to lead those operations,” said Farash.

In addition to expanding Reading’s national footprint, the acquisition of Semi Service, Inc., increases the range of products and services available to customers, while complementing the portfolio of business units owned by J.B. Poindexter & Co., a best-in-class manufacturing and commercial transportation business enterprise.

Established in 1972, Semi Service, Inc., is a leader in trailer sales, commercial truck equipment, snow and ice control and CNG conversions, serving eleven western states.

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Reading Truck Group (“Reading”) is a business unit of J.B. Poindexter & Co., and an award-winning and innovative manufacturer of truck bodies and equipment. The Reading Truck Group consists of Reading Truck Body, the manufacturing arm of the business, and Reading Truck Equipment, the company-owned distribution and installation business. For 65 years, Reading has grown into one of the leading and largest truck equipment manufacturers in the United States. Based in Reading, PA, all products are proudly made in the United States using premium materials and advanced manufacturing techniques that ensure longevity and durability in the harshest of job sites. Find out more at

J.B. Poindexter & Co is a business enterprise that provides best-in-class commercial automotive and manufacturing goods and services. The company applies innovative operational and financial disciplines to the manufacturing of truck and van bodies, pick-up truck covers and accessories, industrial vehicle storage and shelving, funeral coaches, limousines, specialty industrial parts and expandable foam packaging. The industry-leading business units include Morgan Truck Group, Morgan Olson, Reading Truck Group, Truck Accessories Group, EFP Corporation, Specialty Vehicle Group, MIC Group, Masterack and EAVX. For more information, visit or LinkedIn.

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