Major acquisition in US tarp market

US roll-tarp expert Shur-Co has acquired Florida-based company Donovan Enterprises. According to Shur-Co, the acquisition will bring together two well-known leaders in the North American truck, trailer and specialty tarp market – resulting in an entity with a combined 93 years of tarping experience.

Headquartered in Florida, Donovan Enterprises was founded in 1977 and specialises in front to rear arm driven and pull style tarp systems for the construction and solid waste hauling industry. Donovan also operates a facility in Rochester, England.

Shur-Co, meanwhile, has gained renown for the Shur-Lok side-to-side roll tarp and is headquartered in South Dakota. It was founded in 1954 and now manufactures a wide offering of tarp systems and accessories for trucks, trailers, carts, and specialty equipment used in the agriculture, construction and flatbed markets.

The combined company will operate under the name of Shur-Co and will retain both companies’ brands and existing product lines, while also maintaining existing functions at current locations. Corporate headquarters will remain in South Dakota.

Shur-Co CEO, Terry Tennant, said, “We couldn’t be more excited about the future. By combining the product lines, sales teams, technical capabilities and service locations of Shur-Co and Donovan, we will be able to provide the most comprehensive product offerings in the market and a customer service platform unequaled in the industry.”

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