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Kentucky Trailer Announces Acquisition of Select Bussman Medical & Research Assets

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY -- November 16, 2016 -- Kentucky Trailer, a leading manufacturer of custom trailers, truck bodies and mobilized workplace solutions, announced today the company’s acquisition of select Bussman Medical & Research (Bussman) assets. Based in the Netherlands, Bussman specializes in the design and construction of modular solutions for the healthcare industry with products that include standard and hybrid operating theatres, endoscopy units, dialysis units, maternity suites, pharmacies and more. 

The acquisition of the Bussman assets bolsters Kentucky Trailer’s portfolio of products and solutions specific to mobile and modular categories. Kentucky Trailer acquired Netherlands-based Smit Mobile Equipment B.V. (Smit BV) and Smit Mobile Equipment (UK) Ltd. (Smit UK) in October 2015. Smit BV is an established, global provider of specialized mobile solutions to the medical sector. Smit’s products include mobile and relocatable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET/CT) equipment. Smit UK is a service organization located in the United Kingdom.

“The addition of the Bussman assets and capabilities will allow us to better serve a variety of markets that require modular and mobile solutions,” said Gary A. Smith, Sr., President and CEO of Kentucky Trailer. “This transaction moves us forward significantly by enhancing our ability to deliver exceptional custom design and construction of modular units for clients across a variety of industry segments with a special emphasis on healthcare markets.”

“This is an exciting partnership with a solid, experienced company. I’ve never been more confident that we can continue to grow our customer relationships by bringing to the market leading modular solutions,” said Vincent Alberts, Bussman’s Sales Manager.  Gerben Smit, Smit’s Managing Director added, “This is a great addition to our existing capabilities at Smit and further expands our product offering in the modular market. We will be able to provide more comprehensive solutions by combining Bussman’s knowledge and product designs with our 200 plus years of manufacturing excellence.”

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About Alleghany Capital Corporation

Alleghany Capital Corporation sources, executes and oversees certain investments and acquisitions for its parent company, Alleghany Corporation (NYSE: Y). Its investments include: (i) Bourn & Koch, Inc., a manufacturer and remanufacturer/retrofitter of precision machine tools and supplier of replacement parts; (ii) Jazwares, LLC, a licensed toy and consumer electronics company; (iii) ORX Exploration, Inc., a regional oil and gas exploration and production company; (iv) R.C. Tway Company, LLC, a manufacturer of custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage industry and other markets; and (v) Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, an exploration and production company focused on enhanced oil recovery. For additional information about Alleghany Capital Corporation, please visit

About R.C. Tway Company, LLC

R.C. Tway Company, LLC is the parent company of four operating divisions: (i) Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing (KTM), which designs, builds and manufactures custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage, snack food, package delivery and logistics industries as well as other niche markets; (ii) Kentucky Trailer Services (KTS), which delivers complete repair, reconditioning, paint, graphics, and other services for truck bodies, drop frames and expandables; (iii) Kentucky Trailer Specialty Vehicles (KTSV), which designs, builds and services trailers and custom specialty vehicles for mobile medical, television/broadcast, military/government, mobile marketing, motorsports and other niche markets; and (iv) Kentucky Trailer Finance (KTF) which provides the company's customers rental, lease and financing options for select products and markets. For more information, please visit

About Bussman Medical & Research

Bussman Medical and Research, based in the Netherlands, is an established design, build, and installation provider of complex modular solutions to a wide variety of markets with a special emphasis on the healthcare sector. For more information, please visit


For more information, please contact:
Charles Ducas
Kentucky Trailer

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