Nabholz acquires Continental Machinery Movers; opens first location in Tennessee

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Conway-based Nabholz Corp. has acquired Continental Machinery Movers Inc. (CMM) of Nashville, Tenn. The deal was announced Wednesday (Aug. 21). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nabholz officials said the deal will allow the company to target a significantly expanded client base, primarily consisting of the region’s industrial and manufacturing facilities.

As part of this acquisition, Nabholz’ first Tennessee office will remain at CMM’s current campus on 4717 Centennial Blvd. in Nashville. Nabholz will also use the location to house a fleet of new equipment and tools, including specialized tools, rigging lifts, tractors and trailers.

The acquisition adds 13 riggers, mechanics and industrial craftsmen to the Nabholz team. Nabholz Industrial President Ben Montgomery said he is excited about the opportunities the acquisition brings to the Industrial Services group.

“The real gain in this acquisition is the group of skilled craftsmen that we are adding to our team,” Montgomery said in a statement. “It has become increasingly difficult to find good people with their specific skills in this regional market, and Continental had some great ones.

“Our main competitive advantage over other industrial service providers in the area is our ability to complete turn-key work for our clients as a single-source contractor. We will immediately start offering our clients the turn-key experience by providing, not only rigging but the electrical, mechanical and alignment of their machinery.”

Buzzy Poole will maintain his role as manager through the acquisition. He is a veteran of the industrial world, having worked for CMM for 35 years.

Toby Finch has been promoted to general manager and will oversee Nabholz operations at both Olive Branch, Miss., and Nashville.

Chad Smith, formerly an industrial project manager in Olive Branch, has been promoted to manager. Smith Chad joined Nabholz in 2017. Previously, he worked for Southern Industrial Constructors as a supervisor. Chad has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University and has earned his OSHA 30 certification.