Ashley Furniture expands its trucking capacity

Ashley Furniture has acquired a trucking concern to expand their trucking capacity.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ashley Furniture, which is ranked #1 in the FDMC300, has acquired the western division assets of Springfield, Missouri-based Wilson Logistics. An affiliate of Ashley Distribution Services (ADS) finalized the deal on Dec. 27. Terms of the financial transaction were not disclosed.

ADS will also lease Wilson's western terminals. All non-western U.S.-based Wilson Logistics assets and business are not affected.

The deal will “expand ADS’ brokerage and distribution operations in the western United States,” Ashley Furniture said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome members of the Wilson team, as we continue to service existing customers and expand upon the strong legacy established by Wilson.”

Wilson Logistics has a truckload fleet of more than 1,200 trucks serving the western U.S from terminals in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Missouri. 

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