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Ingersoll Rand Acquires Paragon Tank Truck
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Ingersoll Rand Acquires Paragon Tank Truck

  • Expands Ingersoll Rand’s capabilities into liquid packages with market leader and strengthens blower portfolio
  • Increases exposure to high growth, sustainable end markets like food and beverage
  • Attractive low double digit Adjusted EBITDA purchase multiple which is reduced to mid-single digits by year three of ownership

DAVIDSON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, has acquired Paragon Tank Truck Equipment (“Paragon”) for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $40 million.

Paragon is a leading provider of solutions used for loading and unloading dry bulk and liquid tanks on and off of trucks. Its solutions include pneumatic blowers, stationary packages and accessories for dry bulk and hydraulic packages, coolers, air compressors and accessories for the liquid segment.

“Paragon adds differentiated liquid packaging capabilities and expands our blower offerings,” said Gary Gillespie, senior vice president and general manager of the ITS Americas business. “The Paragon brand is well known in the market and bringing Paragon into the Ingersoll Rand family adds another option for our customers. Paragon also brings deep end user and distributor relationships across the trucking industry, broadening our channel reach.”

Paragon is headquartered in Cartersville, GA, has approximately 55 employees and annual revenue of more than $25 million. It will join the Industrial Technologies and Services (ITS) segment of Ingersoll Rand.

About Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit

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