Work trucks: A.R.E, a manufacturer of quality truck caps and tonneau covers, marked 45 years of industry growth and innovation during a September 25-27 Open House for over 200 A.R.E. dealers and special guests.
"We consider our dealers part of the A.R.E family and we wouldn't celebrate this milestone anniversary without them," said Todd Hoffman, A.R.E. president and CEO. "Our dealers have contributed to the leadership position we hold today and will help us maintain our company vision and achieve our goals for the future."
Contributing to A.R.E.'s success are a range of innovative new product offerings, updates to production facilities and expanded nationwide distribution. While much has changed since the company began in 1969 - growing from a three-man business producing wood-frame truck caps to more than 700 employees offering a wide variety of commercial and recreational products - one thing remains unchanged at A.R.E.: A committed, personal approach to well-designed, high-quality products.
Special guests at the Open House were A.R.E.-sponsored Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers John Crews, Brandon Palaniuk and Justin Lucas, who all ranked in the top 20 in the 2014 Bassmaster Toyota Angler of the Year competition. Local Bassmaster Elite Angler Fletcher Shryock was also in attendance. In addition, during the Open House, A.R.E. awarded commemorative plaques recognizing the contributions of over 20 supplier partners.
A.R.E. began manufacturing aluminum frame truck caps in 1969 and has become a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers. At its ISO-9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities, A.R.E.'s more than 700 employees create the products that are sold through a network of more than 650 independent authorized dealers.