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KAG Acquires Carbon Specific | Transport Subjects

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Kenan Benefit Group, the biggest tank truck transporter in North America, has acquired Carbon Specific of Wharton, N.J., a transporter of liquid bulk merchandise.

The Carbon Specific group, together with roughly 65 skilled drivers/unbiased contractors, will be part of KAG inside its Specialty Merchandise division. Carbon Specific’ govt chairman and founder Steve Rush will stay with the corporate all through the transition and President Sean McAllister will proceed to handle the day by day operations.

“The acquisition of Carbon Specific is one other nice strategic match to our enlargement within the specialty merchandise market,” mentioned Karen Rizzuto, KAG’s senior vp of operations, Specialty Merchandise. “Their working area and buyer base enhances our footprint right this moment, but in addition supplies further enlargement alternatives within the northeastern U.S.”

Established in 1983, Carbon Specific transports lubricant base oils and different petroleum merchandise.


“We’ve been dedicated to constructing a powerful and constructive fame with our clients and our staff for a few years,” mentioned Rush. “By becoming a member of KAG, we consider we’re remaining true to this dedication and are excited in regards to the future potential going ahead.”

Kenan Benefit Group, primarily based in North Canton, Ohio, ranks No. 1 on the Transport Subjects listing of the highest tank truck/bulk carriers in North America with greater than $1.9 billion in income in 2021. It additionally ranks No. 24 on the TT High 100 listing of the biggest for-hire carriers in North America.

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