Gladwin, Michigan, USA February 28, 2017 – Roll-Rite, LLC (“Roll-Rite”) today acquired Transportation Equipment, Inc (DBA Pulltarps Manufacturing) located in El Cajon, California. This merger brings to Roll-Rite one of the premier tarping systems companies and brands serving the North American heavy duty truck and trailer industry. Since its founding in 1992, Pulltarps Manufacturing has embraced a culture of driving innovative thinking and creativity, developing a strong platform of high quality tarping technologies and products, and building a knowledgeable and dedicated workforce experienced in providing reliable application solutions and superior customer service.
Pulltarps Manufacturing product line features its Super Slider cable and Top Slider cable automatic systems for dump trailers and straight trucks; its flagship Pulltarps semi-automatic systems, including the popular Super Shield and Universal Super Shield for light and medium duty dump, municipal, and landscape trucks; and its Steel Protector and Ultimate Aluminum automatic arm systems for heavy duty dump bodies and dump trailers along with its wide range solid and mesh tarp materials and configurations for the truck and trailer aftermarket. See Pulltarps’ new website www.pulltarps.com for information on its full line of truck and trailer tarps and tarp systems.
Brad Templeman, President & CEO Roll-Rite, LLC stated, “Pulltarps’ range of advanced tarping technologies, coupled with a 25 year proven track record serving the commercial transportation industry, aligns well with Roll-Rite’s commitment to our global growth initiatives and enables us to better service & support our customers in western U.S and Canada. Bringing these two well established and elite brands together under one umbrella, combines over 50 years of engineering and manufacturing know-how and experience, and provides our OEM alliances, our authorized distributors and dealers, and customers with clearly the best tarping technologies.”
Roll-Rite will continue to operate the business as Pulltarps Manufacturing, a Division of Roll-Rite, LLC, retaining its manufacturing and distribution locations in El Cajon, CA and North Baltimore, OH, and its service and installation center in Henderson, CO along with Roll-Rite’s New England service and installation center in Torrington, CT. The Corporate Headquarters for both Roll-Rite and Pulltarps will be maintained in Gladwin, Michigan.