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Rental Equipment Investment Corp. acquires Industrial Drying Solutions

By Ashleigh Petersen

February 5, 2023

Rental Equipment Investment Corp. REIC logoRental Equipment Investment Corp. (REIC), Kalispell, Mont., a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has acquired Industrial Drying Solutions (IDS), Franklin Park, Ill., a subsidiary of Power Rental Solutions. 

Founded in 2020, IDS is a provider of specialty rental equipment, including heating, dehumidification and power solutions. IDS represents REIC’s fourth add-on acquisition under Kinderhook’s ownership and the company’s 16th since its inception. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

“The IDS acquisition continues the substantial growth of our specialty rental division, REIC Specialty. IDS is an excellent company with strong management that enables us to expand our geographic footprint and significantly broaden our equipment offering with an impactful fleet of desiccant dehumidifiers and air conditioners, while providing us a strong position in the restoration services market,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, CEO, REIC.  

“We are very excited to welcome the IDS team to REIC’s specialty rental division. The acquisition of IDS provides us with a multitude of cross-selling opportunities across REIC Specialty that we can execute on immediately,” said Dennis Haller, CEO, REIC Specialty. 

“REIC Specialty and IDS remain focused on preserving the Company’s vision of a safety and customer first operation,” said Scott Milligan, CEO, Power Rental Solutions. “We will continue to support our employees and provide outstanding service to our customers.” 

“The acquisition of IDS will add four new locations to our specialty rental footprint, resulting in a total of 21 REIC Specialty locations across North America,” said Paul Cifelli, managing director, Kinderhook.