SWAINSBORO, Ga. — Kenneth Feldman, president and CEO of Coastal Detention Holdings LLC, based in Swainsboro, officially announced the purchase of Trussbilt LLC on Nov. 5. Trussbilt, a premier detention equipment manufacturer from Sentinel Capital Partners LLC, will now merge with Feldman’s own detention equipment manufacturing company, American Steel Products, under the Coastal Detention Holdings LLC umbrella. With the new merger, it will form the largest detention equipment manufacturing firm in the world, according to a statement.
“We believe this merger will dramatically impact the detention construction industry,” said Feldman in a statement. “Our combined manufacturing facilities include nearly 200,000 square feet of production space. This gives Trussbilt/American the capacity needed to manufacture a full-range of detention equipment products for the largest detention construction projects while providing the production flexibility and speed to market [that] is needed by our customers.”
Bringing the companies together results in 170 years in the manufacturing business and 60 years of specialized experience in detention equipment engineering and manufacturing. The new entity will continue to operate manufacturing facilities in both South Dakota and Georgia. While operating autonomously, Trussbilt and American Steel will continue to deliver their distinctive brands of products, services and costing models.