Congratulations to Womble Bond Dickinson client Carson Industries, Inc.! The fleet management provider successfully completed a deal to acquire South Carolina-based J&J Forklift Services. 

A Womble Bond Dickinson team led by Partner Patrick Strubbe and also including attorneys Afzal Karim, Amy Clayton, Mike Cashin and Richard Rainey guided Carson Industries in the transaction.

In addition to purchasing J&J’s assets, the complex transaction also required legal counsel related to financing, a real estate lease agreement and a consulting agreement.

Carson Industries officials say the acquisition will strengthen their operations and customer service capabilities in upstate South Carolina. 

Carson Industries CEO Duane Wilson said, “I have known Mike Mallia for years and have been impressed with the business that he and his team have built. They have a focus on great customer service, rental equipment and used equipment sales. We look forward to employing additional technicians, account managers and product offerings like our commercial Dock and Door Division into this area. This will also bring several additional synergies to our other locations, including a team of industrial mobile tire press technicians and a location to launch our new refurbished equipment program.”