SEDALIA, MO (March 27, 2017) – Long-term employees Sam Trelow and Toby Pierce, along with James Trelow, join together to purchase Parkhurst Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of truck bodies founded in 1946 in Sedalia, MO.
This transaction represents a significant opportunity to advance the company’s strategic focus on sustainable growth; continuous innovation; and assurance that the Parkhurst brand remains well-established in the industry.
“We are privileged to announce a new era of Parkhurst Manufacturing. Our family is extremely pleased that the new ownership comes from within the outstanding employees of Parkhurst Manufacturing and that they will continue to produce high quality products under the same company name,” says Melinda Parkhurst Moore representing the Parkhurst family.
Local financing was secured to fund the deal. “Central Bank is honored to be the lender in this transaction to keep a landmark business in the community and retain 18 jobs. The Parkhurst family served on the board thirty-eight years ago when the main bank was built. We look forward to serving Parkhurst in the future and wish them growth and prosperity,” states Central Bank of Sedalia President Larry Bahr.
“We have great respect for the Parkhurst family and a deep appreciation for its history and the legacy the family has built over the past 71 years,” says President/CEO Sam Trelow.
Sam Trelow started working for Parkhurst over 32 years ago and is knowledgeable in every area of the business. Before assuming the roles of President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board in October 2016, Sam served much of his tenure as Vice President of Sales. His son, James Trelow joins the group and serves on the board of directors, bringing nearly 15 years of business experience.
“The core values that are synonymous with Parkhurst will continue to influence the way we run the company and will guide us as we look to the future. We’ll continue the same focus the Parkhurst family had on serving our customers better than anyone else in the industry,” says James Trelow.
Toby Pierce has been employed by Parkhurst for 20 years and now holds the position of Vice President of Sales. “We’re going to keep building the best truck bodies in the country, while striving to be known as one of the best companies in the industry to do business with and one of Sedalia’s best places to work,” says Toby Pierce.
With these changes, Parkhurst is well-positioned to advance its commitment to its employees and customers. “Like any new business owner, we’ll be changing a few things. You’ll see us expanding into new markets, growing our team, enhancing our products, and adding more value to our customers every chance we get,” states Sam Trelow. “But, we promise one thing will stay the same—Parkhurst will always remain a locally owned, Sedalia-based company giving back to this community that each of us care so much about.”
Since 1946, Parkhurst Mfg. Co. has been manufacturing the best truck bodies in North America, including platform bodies, lumber bodies, crane bodies, stake rack bodies, grain bodies, contractor bodies, landscape bodies, 2-3 yard dump bodies, truck body hoists, and a variety of custom applications. The company is headquartered at 18999 State Highway Y, Sedalia MO.