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TRUCK-LITE ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF RIGID INDUSTRIES
Falconer, NY-based Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting innovations, today announced the acquisition of LED lighting manufacturer, Rigid Industries of Phoenix, AZ. With this acquisition, Truck-Lite continues to expand its offering of the industry’s most diverse lighting product lines, with options for nearly every lighting need.
Transamerican Manufacturing Group Announces Acquisition of Poison Spyder Customs
Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG), the largest independent manufacturer in the United States of innovative and performance aftermarket off-road accessories, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Poison Spyder Customs (PSC). Poison Spyder has proven themselves in the industry and is continuing to gain momentum in the off-road community. CEO of Transamerican Auto Parts, Greg Adler, is very excited about the new acquisition for TMG, and the potential it provides for the growth of the brand. “I really admire what Larry McRae has done in building a predominant brand so quickly. Poison Spyder is a great fit with our brands and our customer base. We look forward to developing the full potential of what McRae and his team has already worked so diligently upon.”
Along with the brand marquee, TMG will also be embracing all PSC employees. “There is a remarkable culture within our walls, and we look forward to welcoming all Poison Spyder employees to our team” announced Sean Angues, President of TMG. Angues elaborated on the importance of continuing Poison Spyder’s production domestically, “Poison Spyder products have always been manufactured within the United States, and we want to assure all loyal customers that this will continue to be common practice. Production within the USA is critical for the positive development of the brand as well as ensuring high-quality products that Poison Spyder customers rightly expect.”
Larry McRae, President of PSC, is equally as excited about the acquisition. “Transamerican Manufacturing Group provides unlimited opportunities for Poison Spyder to grow within the industry. Our whole team is eager to learn everything we can, and work with them to develop Poison Spyder into what we’ve envisioned since we acquired the company in 2009.”
ABOUT TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS: TMG is a subsidiary of parent company, Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP). For more than 50 years, TAP has been an industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts for Jeeps and light trucks. TAP established and acquired industry leading brands, including Pro Comp, Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, LRG Rims and Trail Master. The company supplements a robust mail-order system with 66 brick-and-mortar 4 Wheel Parts retail centers, staffed with experienced product and installation specialists. In addition to the retail initiative, TAP has accelerated its business with the e-commerce marketplace, led by its flagship Websites 4WheelParts.com and 4WD.com. TAP’s manufacturing system features a 100,000 square foot research and production facility that incorporates an in-house conceptualization, design, and implementation process. From the beginning, TAP has dedicated its resources to serving its customers, and to establishing itself as the premier supplier and distributor of high quality automotive parts.
ABOUT POISON SPYDER CUSTOMS: Poison Spyder Customs has been at the forefront of off-road innovation since its inception. From its Banning, California facilities Poison Spyder Customs designs, manufactures and markets a growing line of off-road accessories and performance modifications for Jeep® vehicles. The majority of its sales have traditionally been made through an extensive dealer network, and the company maintains a high visibility among off-road enthusiasts through heavy participation in off-road events, clubs, online enthusiast forums and social media.