Meyer Truck Equipment is proud to announce the acquisition of Melchiors Trailer Sales & Service in Evansville, Indiana.
The acquisition of Melchiors Trailer Sales & Service will allow Meyer Truck Equipment to expand its footprint and increase its offerings in Evansville while providing the same great service that Meyer is known for. This expansion will also allow Meyer Truck Equipment to become the regional dealer for A.R.E. products, a nationally recognized brand that specializes in truck caps and tonneau covers. Meyer Truck Equipment will now be the A.R.E distributor in its Jasper and Evansville locations.
The merger between Meyer Truck Equipment and Melchiors Trailer Sales & Service was a natural fit as the two companies have a legacy that has been built on being family-owned. Opened in 1963 by Jerry Melchiors in the building they currently occupy, Melchiors fabricated hitches, wired electric trailers, and sold camper shells and pop-up campers. Jerry Melchiors retired in 1991 and sold to Pat Melchiors and they began selling A.R.E. products shortly after in the early nineties. In 2015, Amy Melchiors, Jerry’s daughter and Pat’s sister, and long-time employee Richard Dossett purchased Melchiors Trailers from Pat Melchiors and continued to grow and run the business for the remainder of the tenure.
“Meyer is honored to carry on the Melchior’s legacy,” said Andy Peter, Vice President at Meyer Truck Equipment. “We were excited when the opportunity arose to partner with another company that has a rich history. Operating as a family-owned business has always been important to both companies and those values will make for a seamless transition for customers. We are also excited to represent A.R.E in the Evansville market. We feel this addition will help further our product offerings in Evansville and surrounding markets.”
With this acquisition, Melchiors Trailer Sales & Service and all their business henceforth will operate under the Meyer Truck Equipment name.
Meyer Truck Equipment looks forward to nurturing existing customer relationships and growing new ones as the two companies combine. Meyer Truck Equipment is excited to leverage this acquisition to continue strengthening the company and poising for the next chapter.
Who Is Meyer
Since 1937, Meyer Truck Equipment has been the Midwest’s leading truck equipment sales and service. We represent only the best manufacturers, including Knapheide, CM, Henderson, Crysteel, Maxon, and Stahl. With locations 3 locations across Indiana (Jasper, Evansville, Indianapolis), we employ over 50 individuals dedicated to superior service and quality.
We cater to commercial clients, as well as retail customers, offering the ability to design and customize an entire fleet or outfit one pick-up. We handle everything from concept to installation, making Meyer a one-stop shop for all transportation solutions. We specialize in trucks, vans, and Jeeps, providing everything from bodies to accessories.
For over 85 years, Meyer Truck Equipment has been helping folks work smarter, not harder. It’s our promise to “make your truck work for you.”
Meyer Truck Equipment
5716 E. Morgan Ave
Evansville, IN 47715