J&J Truck Equipment Announces Forthcoming Retirement of Jim Weir

J&J Truck Equipment, a division of Somerset Welding & Steel, recently announced that Jim Weir will retire effective Feb. 2, 2018. Weir joined the company 34 years ago and has held a variety of positions within the organization prior to serving as its Sales Manager. Before joining J&J, Jim worked at Solar Fuel and taught welding classes in the evening. He also served in the United States Army.

Weir stated, “I have enjoyed the work, the people and the challenges during my tenure at J&J, but I am excited about beginning the next chapter in my life. I wish the company and its employees continued success.” Jim was also an active member of several distributor councils where he shared his experience and expertise of the truck equipment industry. Since announcing his retirement, he has guided the sales team to ensure a smooth transition upon his departure.

“Jim’s accomplishments and commitment to our company helped to increase our profitability, expand our product lines, and allowed us to develop strong relationships with our customers and vendors. He will be missed,” said Bill Riggs, President of Somerset Welding & Steel. A farewell event is planned for the evening of Feb. 2, 2018 in Johnstown, PA.

J&J Truck Equipment supplies field service cranes bodies, air and hydraulic operated lubrication service units, hydraulic systems, mechanic bodies, flat beds, and snow removal equipment. In addition, their service and repair department provides custom welding and fabrication, dump and trailer body repair and painting, and a wide variety of other services.

Somerset Welding and Steel, Inc. is a subsidiary of Riggs Industries founded in 1958. The company currently operates J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers and J&J Truck Equipment. Somerset Welding & Steel is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, serving clients worldwide. For more information, please contact Shahira Hoffman, visit www.jjtruckequipment.com, e-mail skh@jjbodies.com, or call (814) 444-3452.