Co-Alliance Cooperative, Inc. has announced it has acquired Plymouth LP Gas Corp and Rochester LP Gas Corp.
Both Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas were both part of a family-owned corporation specializing in residential, light commercial, and industrial propane service, installation, and design.
Co-Alliance, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, is a farmer-owned cooperative established in the 1920s. Co-Alliance provides delivery of propane, heating oil, liquid fuels, lubricants, and other petroleum products. Co-Alliance’s northern Indiana propane operations are adjacent to the Plymouth and Rochester LP Gas trade areas, which will allow additional customer service synergies. Co-Alliance also operates divisions in Agronomy, Grain, and Swine & Animal Nutrition in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
“My father started these two propane businesses in 1954, and their focus has always been about family. We wanted to sell our companies to someone who would build on our legacy. We knew Co-Alliance had the same values, and we appreciate the way they operate. They established themselves in this community several years ago, and they have always been respectful of our business,” said Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas owner Debra Buchtel.
“Co-Alliance is excited about the opportunity to bring Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas customers and employees onto our team. The commitment to customer service provided by Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas is one that Co-Alliance looks forward to continuing. The location of these propane businesses complements Co-Alliance’s current Northern Indiana market area. I look forward to our teams finding synergies to benefit our customers,” said Co-Alliance President and CEO Kevin Still.
“We are pleased to bring these strong businesses into Co-Alliance. The Co-Alliance family wants to assure Plymouth and Rochester LP Gas customers that they will receive the same quality, commitment, and dedication to service that they are accustomed to being provided. During this transition period customers can be confident that Co-Alliance will continue to meet their propane needs with efficiency and integrity,” said Todd Masten, Co-Alliance’s Vice President of Energy.