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Milton Rents acquires The Duke Co.

By Stephen Elliott

October 8, 2023

Milton RentsMilton Rents logo, an affiliate of Milton CAT, a New England-based rental services company operating out of nine locations, has acquired American Rentals, doing business as The Duke Co., Rochester, N.Y., a rental and sales company servicing construction and industrial customers Duke carries a full line of rental equipment and job site solutions along with a comprehensive suite of complementary building, industrial and safety products. Duke operates out of four branches, with a geographic reach that extends from Western New York through Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania.

“Since its start in 2003, The Duke Company has prioritized building relationships with customers to provide complete solutions for their unique needs. That commitment to customers will remain under the new name as Milton Rents shares this mindset. Through the acquisition, we hope to enable and enhance Duke employees’ passion for helping their customers succeed,” said Chris Milton, Milton CAT CEO.

David Terry, Duke president and founder, said, “We have known the KPMG Corporate Finance team for several years and when it came time to think about transition opportunities, the team efficiently helped us prepare for the process and guided us throughout.”