April 17, 2017
Garner, Iowa – Stellar Industries, Inc. (Stellar) has successfully closed on the purchase of the assets of American Crane, Incorporated (ACI) and Tire Trucks International (TTI), both located in Garner, IA.
Stellar plans to incorporate the operations of both companies with their current production capabilities as well as to selectively refurbish used service truck equipment. Many of the former employees of ACI have been hired by Stellar to assist with the purchase transition as well as ongoing operations.
John Collins, President and Owner of both companies, plans to take some time off to relax and adjust to the slower pace he plans for his future lifestyle. “I plan to take a break from the industry for the next six months or so and not be involved in anything equipment related,” says Collins. “After that, I plan to take advantage of my agreement with Stellar and stay out of equipment design, manufacturing and repair, but continue to provide training on the proper operation of OTR cranes and equipment.”
Dave Zrostlik, President of Stellar Industries says, “I have known John Collins long before Stellar was founded in 1990 and we share a passion for the Tire Service Industry.” He continues, “This mutual passion for the industry allowed us to come to an agreement once John decided it was time to exit.” Zrostlik concludes, “The entire Stellar team wishes John and his wife, JoAn, all the best in the next stage of their lives.”
Stellar sales, service, and purchasing will now be the contact for all ACI customer and supplier inquiries. Please call 1-800-321-3741 for assistance.