P.F. Chang's China Bistro Horses

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro trademark horses are moved into place at Utica Square by American Transfer & Storage Co. in 2002. American Transfer was recently acquired by Nabholz. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World file

Nabholz Corp., a national commercial contractor with local offices, has acquired Tulsa-based American Transfer & Storage Co.

In the purchase, Nabholz gains American Transfer & Storage’s campus at 110 S. 129th East Ave. Nabholz also took possession of the company’s fleet of cranes, rigging lifts, and transportation trucks and trailers. The American Transfer team of operators, riggers, mechanics and industrial craftsmen will be employed by Nabholz.

The company said the acquisition expands the client base for the region’s industrial and manufacturing facilities and will enhance the firm’s current services, including machinery rigging, equipment installation, industrial transportation and other turn-key industrial projects.

“The real gain in this acquisition is the craftsmen we acquired from American Transfer,” Nabholz Industrial President Ben Montgomery said in a statement. “It has become increasingly difficult to find good people with these specific skills in this regional market, and American Transfer had some great ones.”

Founded in 1949, Nabholz has had a presence in Oklahoma since 1990, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and 12 additional locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri.

The company is responsible for building some of the largest projects in the state, including Tulsa Zoo’s Lost Kingdom Exhibit, the state’s largest Catholic Parish: St. Francis Xavier and upcoming work on the OKPOP Museum and BMX National Headquarters.

Shane Fernandez, Nabholz Southwest president, said the acquisition offers a strong direction for the company.

“Our force here in the state of Oklahoma is gaining a significant amount of momentum,” Fernandez said in a statement. “The acquisition from our Industrial branch is further proof of that and we look forward to watching the continued growth of this market as a whole.”

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