Nuss Equipment Group Acquires Minnesota Branch Operation of Volvo Construction Equipment Dealer Sweeney Brothers Tractor

Nuss Equipment Group LLC, a subsidiary of Nuss Truck Group, Inc., has purchased the equipment assets and inventory of the Burnsville, Minnesota, sales and service facility and operations of Sweeney Brothers Tractor Company, a Volvo Construction Equipment dealer for many years in Minnesota and North Dakota. The acquisition, effective August 1, 2008, does not affect or include Sweeney Brothers’ North Dakota branches in Fargo, Minot and Bismarck.

Nuss Truck Group, Rochester, Minnesota, formerly known as Mack Trucks of Rochester, Inc., was established in 1979.  The company has six branches in Minnesota and is a franchised dealer for Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America, Isuzu Commercial Trucks, GMC Medium Duty Trucks and Nissan Diesel US.  Minnesota Truck Leasing, a subsidiary, offers truck rental and leasing.

The acquisition of the construction equipment operation in Burnsville gives Nuss an integrated customer base for construction equipment and vocational/industrial trucks and presents opportunities for the company to add more products and services in the same geographic market and strengthen its overall position in that market.  Nuss plans to eventually expand its Volvo construction equipment sales and service to all of its Minnesota branches.

“We welcome Nuss Equipment Group to the Volvo Construction Equipment distribution network,” said Goran Lindgren, President and CEO, Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Asheville, North Carolina.  “This is a valuable marketplace for us, one that will be strengthened significantly as Nuss folds our products and service into its extensive network in Minnesota.  And the company’s relationship with Volvo is unique as the dealer for Volvo and Mack trucks and Nissan Diesel.”