Skyworks, an aerial equipment rental company based in Buffalo, N.Y., last week acquired Southern Gulf Equipment, a general rental company in Fort Myers, Fla. It is the company’s first location in Florida. Southern Gulf is the Takeuchi dealer for the area and carries all types of general rental equipment.

Owner and CEO Jerry Reinhart told RER that Southern Gulf has 32 employees and that all will be staying with Skyworks.

Although known primarily as an aerial rental specialist, Reinhart said Skyworks has converted most of its stores to somewhat general rental during the past five years. “This our first full blown general rental store,” Reinhart said. “We are hoping to learn from this and someday all our stores will be the same.”

Skyworks, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is No. 38 on the RER 100. Skyworks also has branches in Albany, Elmira, Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.; Washington, N.J.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.; and Manassas, Va.