Proflo Industries Acquires Garsite and Progress TankMarch 1, 2024
(Sugar Land, TX – February 29, 2024) Global Aviation Services, LLC, doing business as ProFlo Industries, acquired aviation refueling equipment supplier Garsite and portable restroom vacuum equipment supplier Progress Tank in an equity deal this week. ProFlo Industries is a subsidiary of PrimeFlight Aviation Services Inc.
“This acquisition will bring two of the strongest names in the aviation refueling equipment industry together under the Garsite brand,” said Dan Bucaro, President & CEO of PrimeFlight Aviation Services. “Together, we will be able to deliver a wider range of quality refueling and ground service equipment, an expanded inventory of stock equipment and parts, faster turnaround times, a larger maintenance network, and added engineering support.”
Progress Tank has manufactured truck-mounted equipment used in the refined fuel, heating oil, and liquid waste industries, specializing in vacuum and fuel delivery trucks, since 1922. Starting in 1952, Garsite began manufacturing and assembling aircraft refuelers and hydrant dispensers for in-to-plane fueling companies, oil companies, airlines, freight distribution companies, and fuel marketers around the globe.
ProFlo Industries is a global supplier of aircraft refueling equipment including new and refurbished refuelers, bowsers, hydrant dispensers, hydrant carts, fueling ladders, fueling skids, floating suctions, storage systems, and aviation fueling modules.
“We are excited to join forces with ProFlo to bring the highest quality equipment to market,” Garsite Vice President Teresa Montgomery, who will remain with the business, explained. “The support and resources we will gain from the ProFlo team with their newly expanded manufacturing facility within the free trade zone of Barranquilla, Colombia will allow us to better scale our business and meet global demand.”
About PrimeFlight Aviation Services
Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, PrimeFlight Aviation Services and its network of subsidiaries provides major airlines and airports with ground handling, fueling services, cargo handling, GSE maintenance, aircraft services, deicing, passenger services, aviation cleaning supplies, and terminal services, as well as general aviation aircraft cleaning and support services, across a global footprint. PrimeFlight is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group and Capitol Meridian Partners. For more information, visit www.primeflight.com.