Industry Briefs: November 1, 2019 edition

REI expansion

REI is expanding to a new 15,000-square-foot office space for its sales and marketing staff in Omaha, Nebraska. The company’s current 180,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing center will be renovated.

“REI’s success is reliant on innovation, quality and exceptional customer support. For us to exceed the needs of new and existing customers even further, the decision was made to devote more space to engineering and manufacturing at our headquarters. This prompted the need for additional sales and marketing office space,” said Scott Hays, president of REI. “Expectations of REI products, solutions and services are extremely high. The expansion will ensure that we maintain our competitive edge in everything from innovation to manufacturing to service.”

REI, which provides electronic solutions for global transportation industries, also operates a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in São Paulo, Brazil.

GO Riteway acquires Lazers

GO Riteway Transportation Group of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, acquired Lazers Bus Service of Marshall, Wisconsin, on Oct. 1.

Lazers provides school transportation and motorcoach services with 29 vehicles and 33 employees. GO Riteway has 1,600 employees at 25 midwestern locations and a fleet of more than 1,300 vehicles that includes school buses, motorcoaches, shuttles, limos, executive sedans and vans.

“Our agreement with Lazers allows for Steve and Donnita to enjoy a well-earned retirement while continuing to provide Lazers customers with safe, high-quality transportation services,” said Ronald Bast, chairman of GO Riteway.

Motorcoach Tire Sales adds new brands

Motorcoach Tire Sales of Columbus, Georgia, has added the Hankook, GITI and Magna brands to the Toyo, Yokohama and Pirelli tires it offers. Hankook tires are manufactured in South Korea, GITI tires in Singapore and Magna Tyres in the Netherlands.


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