Motion Industries acquires Epperson, Missouri Power Transmission

April 7, 2016
Motion Industries, Inc., also finalized an acquisition agreement with Missouri Power Transmission last month.

Motion Industries, Inc., an owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, last month acquired Epperson and Company, an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services.

Epperson and Company is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with full-service locations in Jacksonville and Miami. Offerings include conveyor-related products, such as belting, idlers and pulleys, as well as services such as system installation and removal, belting splicing and installation, idler replacement and other maintenance projects.

"We are pleased and excited about joining forces with Motion Industries and look forward to the opportunities that this brings for our people," said Jimmy Abbitt, Epperson's president. "The nice fit for both companies in the Florida market was key to our decision, and we are optimistic about the future."

"We are very excited to leverage Epperson's material handling expertise to better serve our customers, not only in the Southeast but from coast to coast," added Tony Cefalu, Motion's senior vice president of hose & rubber, shops and service centers.

Motion Industries, Inc., also finalized an acquisition agreement with Missouri Power Transmission last month. Missouri Power Transmission, with 15 locations and based in St. Louis, Mo., is a distributor of power transmission equipment and industrial supplies. 

Tom Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Company, said of Motion's recent acquisitions: "These strategic investments represent our ongoing commitment to accretive growth through targeted acquisitions."

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