This deal represents continued expansion of Norris Commercial Division into medium and heavy-duty equipment sales and service.

The Norris Commercial Division ( continues its expansion into the marketplace with the acquisition of Vermeer Mid Atlantic, an eight-location dealer partner of Vermeer Corporation, the world-leading manufacturer of equipment for utility installation, horizontal drilling, tree care, organic recycling and wood waste processing equipment. Vermeer Mid Atlantic operates across Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

“We are incredibly excited to become a partner with a premier brand like Vermeer,” said Norris CEO Andy Franklin. “They are an industry leader with a phenomenal management team and a great staff.”

Founded in 1969, Vermeer Mid Atlantic (VMA), through the leadership of founder John Vos and the efforts of his deeply dedicated team, grew from a single small shop to a multi-state award-winning dealer generating over $100 million in revenue. VMA and its employees are committed to providing the best customer service in the industry and have an average tenure of over 10 years, which in turn has propelled VMA to become one of the top-performing Vermeer dealer partners in the nation. This accomplishment and growth could not have been achieved without the leadership and key contributions from David Hann and Mark Boyle.

“The drive and commitment John, Mark and David instilled in their team mirrors the Norris culture which is built on tenured, knowledgeable employees delivering exceptional service,” said Mr. Franklin. “We want to carry the torch and continue to deliver on the impeccable reputation John built.”

Mark Boyle, who currently serves as President of the Maryland and Virginia operations, will be taking over as President of the entire VMA Company. His deep knowledge of the industry, unequaled passion for the business and focus on customer service will help this newly joined partnership continue to prosper and flourish.

“Mark is a tremendous leader, and we are very excited to begin this partnership with him,” said Mr. Franklin. “He is a huge addition to the Company, and we couldn’t make this transition successful without him.”

The Norris Commercial Division shares many of the same customers with VMA and the acquisition allows the Company to coordinate and leverage its efforts to deliver additional value to its customers.

“Ultimately our customers will benefit the most from having a single source for purchasing and servicing their vehicles and their equipment,” added Mr. Franklin.

About Vermeer Mid Atlantic

Vermeer Mid Atlantic, Inc. – a dealership group with eleven locations serving the Northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Eastern West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina markets – is a full-service Vermeer Platinum equipment dealer that specializes in selling, leasing, training and servicing Vermeer® NAVIGATOR™ horizontal directional drilling machines, equipment for utility installation, tree care, organic recycling and wood waste processing equipment. Equipped To Do More™, the extensive product line, pre-owned inventory, expansive parts catalogue and professional staff have made VMA a top-performer in the Vermeer Corporation partner network. Visit for more information.

About Vermeer Corporation

Vermeer Corporation is a manufacturer of industrial equipment. The privately held company distributes more than 120 products globally from seven production facilities and offices in Pella, Iowa, United States and multiple locations worldwide. Founded in 1948 by Gary Vermeer, as Vermeer Manufacturing Company, serves the construction, landscaping, environmental, excavation, and forage markets domestically and internationally from locations in the Netherlands, Germany, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and Brazil, as well as various wholly and partially owned subsidiaries in several of the United States. Serving customers in more than 60 nations, Vermeer equipment and solutions are backed by a worldwide sales and support network of independent Vermeer equipment dealers. To learn about Vermeer Corporation, products, the dealer network and financing options, visit

Norris Commercial Division

Norris Commercial Division has been serving the automotive needs of Baltimore, Washington and the surrounding areas since 1917, with locations in Dundalk, Ellicott City, Upper Marlboro, Rosedale, and White Marsh. The Norris Commercial Division maintains over $7 million in parts inventory, 45 parts delivery vehicles servicing the mid-Atlantic region with multiple daily deliveries, four dedicated commercial service facilities in the Baltimore/Washington market, over 20 mobile service and hydraulic repair crews that operate 24/7, and the largest commercial vehicle sales team in the region. For more information on the service Norris Commercial Provides, visit