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March 8, 2011
CHS Capital Announces New CEO of Acton Mobile Industries

CHS Capital announces J. Kurk Walton as the newly appointed President and CEO of Acton Mobile Industries, a leading provider of modular space rental services. Acton is a portfolio investment of CHS Private Equity V LP, a $1.3 billion investment fund formed in 2005.

“Kurk brings strong knowledge of equipment rental sales and leasing,” said Rich Lobo, Partner at CHS. “His solid operational and strategic perspective will be valuable as we actively pursue growth opportunities, enhance fleet management and expand product lines at Acton.”

Mr. Walton was most recently a Territory Vice President for Iron Mountain, Inc. where he was responsible for regional operations in the Chicagoland and Milwaukee areas. Previously, he held numerous management positions with Hertz Equipment Rental.

Founded in 1970, Acton specializes in leasing and selling office trailers, mobile offices, modular buildings and temporary office and storage solutions. With headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland and 21 locations nationwide, Acton’s lease fleet provides temporary space solutions to the construction, commercial, education, healthcare and government markets. For additional information, please visit

CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm with 23 years of experience investing in the middle market. Targeting well-managed companies with enterprise values between $75 - $500 million, CHS partners with management teams to focus on accelerating growth, enhancing capabilities and resources and positioning companies for attractive exits. CHS has specialized expertise in the Consumer & Business Services; Distribution; and Industrial, Infrastructure & Energy sectors and has completed 74 platform investments and 242 add-on investments. Founded in 1988, CHS has formed five private equity funds and has $2.3 billion of committed capital in active investment funds. For additional information about CHS Capital, please refer to the firm’s website at