Acquisition includes eight branches in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas, strengthening regional service-dealer capabilities for both organizations
Humble, Texas—M&D, an aftermarket diesel engine parts and remanufacturing company, has announced its acquisition of longtime fuel system component distributor and remanufacturer, Taylor Diesel Group.
The partnership grows M&D’s national reach to 41 locations and strengthening regional service-dealer capabilities for both organizations.
Taylor Diesel Group has served the industry for more than 75 years. The acquisition includes the purchase of eight branches and marks M&D’s first three locations in Tennessee, one in Arkansas, and two in Missouri. The addition of an Amarillo and Lubbock location in the company’s home state of Texas amplifies M&D’s market reach in the western region of the state.
“Taylor Diesel’s commitment to customer satisfaction and exceptional diesel service for seven decades strongly aligns with M&D’s mission to provide the widest range of top-quality products and industry-leading technical and sales support,” M&D CEO Grant Garrett said.
Four generations of family ownership
Taylor Diesel’s familial roots began in 1945, when Glenn Taylor founded its first location in Little Rock, Ark. Glenn’s son, Don Taylor, partnered with his father and helped open three new locations. Soon thereafter, Don’s children, Donnie and Becky Taylor, joined the family business. In 1988, Donnie and Becky became president and vice president, partners of the Taylor Diesel Group, and grew the business into eight locations.
Donnie eventually passed down the family business to his son, Brad Taylor. “M&D understood that every single person in our organization was needed to continue to build on the success that we have seen to date,” Brad Taylor said. “They made it abundantly clear that taking care of our team members and customers was of utmost importance to them. Being able to offer better benefits to our employees, and more quality parts to our customers at a competitive price, was what drove us to partner with M&D.”
Extensive product and service capacity
M&D and Taylor Diesel’s combined capital investments in test equipment, remanufacturing, and advanced e-commerce capabilities offer customers of the diesel aftermarket a “one-stop shop.”
The strategic partnership further meets the needs of a diverse customer base by increasing service and product accessibility, including Taylor Diesel’s ability to serve a wider range of engines, from medium- and heavy-duty to industrial and high-horsepower applications.
Profit-sharing provides partnership value
M&D will share with Taylor Diesel a key pillar of its promise to be a “First-Choice Employer.” Employees will enroll in the organization’s profit-sharing program, an exclusive benefit that financially rewards employees for their professional contributions to organizational achievement.