MoboTrex Acquires RGA, Expands Traffic Systems Distribution Network Into Mid-Atlantic Region

DAVENPORT, Iowa—MoboTrex, a leading manufacturer of signalized intersection systems and distributor of traffic control products and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions, today announced the acquisition of RGA, LLC, a Mid-Atlantic traffic systems distributor, from Falcon Affiliates.

Falcon Affiliates is a private investment firm that provides capital and expertise to growing enterprises in the manufacturing, distribution and business services sectors.  The board of directors of both companies unanimously approved the acquisition agreement and closed the deal today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the acquisition is effective immediately.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Richmond, Va., RGA serves the ITS and transportation engineering markets in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.  RGA will join MoboTrex’s existing company-owned distribution arm, MoboTrex Distribution, which provides ITS solutions to customers in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois and Texas.

“Today marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for RGA and our team of employees,” said Paul Thompson, president of RGA. “MoboTrex has vast team of traffic experts, cost-saving processes and technologies. This combination will bring our customers greater value through the delivery of innovative solutions, as well as the infrastructure to provide more robust customer service. Our common line-card of manufacturing suppliers will also benefit through more efficient purchasing processes and greater product exposure at MoboTrex user’s meetings.”

From traffic controllers and detection equipment to intelligent traffic systems, RGA and MoboTrex Distribution represent many of the same manufacturers, including MoboTrex Manufacturing’s flagship Eagle brand of cabinets and signals. In November of 2013, MoboTrex acquired a division of Siemens’ traffic control systems and manufactures these Eagle products at its Austin, Texas, operation.

“MoboTrex Distribution’s line card, expert ITS solutions and exceptional customer service has fostered our growth, including our distributor footprint expansion into the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Joel Wright, president and CEO of MoboTrex. “We have been very impressed with RGA’s team and the successful business they have built—I’m very pleased Paul will continue to lead RGA’s team. MoboTrex will gain specialized expertise with the addition of acknowledged industry professionals with many years of experience—we welcome them all to the MoboTrex family. Having a similar line-card and a shared vision for delivering expert solutions and exceptional customer service makes RGA a great fit for MoboTrex. Our complementary capabilities will make both of our businesses stronger.”

About MoboTrex

MoboTrex is a leading manufacturer of traffic control systems, including the Eagle flagship brand, and a distributor of the Intelligent Transportation Systems industry’s best products and solutions. Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, with a manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, MoboTrex supplies innovative products and expert solutions to the Intelligent Transportation Systems market in the United States and Canada.