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TBEI Welcomes New Central Territory Manager

JasonStansbury loresLake Crystal, MN (April 22, 2016) – Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) is pleased to welcome Jason Stansbury as the new Central Territory Manager for the Crysteel®, DuraClass® and Rugby® brands.

Jason has extensive knowledge of and experience in the industry, starting as the Office Manager at the United Rentals location in Jefferson City, MO. He then moved to Knapheide as Logistics Manager, where he expanded his expertise by becoming the manager of multiple departments at 2 locations, including the Parts Department, Production / Installation Scheduling, Inventory and Transportation.

Most recently, Jason was the General Manager of the Palfleet-Council Bluffs location. As General Manager, Jason was responsible for leading the business and operations activities for the facility, including final assembly, finishing, and the wholesale / retail portion of the business. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science and a MBA from Columbia College.

“The addition of Jason to this territory is a significant boost for TBEI and our valued distributor partners,” said Henry Bell, VP of Sales and Marketing at TBEI. “Having served as a G.M., Jason has an appreciation for what it takes to be successful from the perspective of a P&L leader. I know this knowledge will serve to help Jason relate to the challenges our distributors face every day in their markets. We feel fortunate to have recruited someone of Jason’s background and experience and look forward to continued growth in his territory.”

As Central Territory Manager for TBEI, Jason will cover the states of NE, KS, IA, MO, IL and IN, for the Crysteel, DuraClass and Rugby brands. 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing Manager at 507-726-4311.

NEW TB-12 & TB-14 Trailer Hoists from Rugby Mfg

Rugby TB12 TB14 PressReleasePhoto 02 11 2016Rugby, ND (Feb 11, 2016) – Rugby® Manufacturing recently unveiled the all-new
TB-12 and TB-14 Trailer Hoists at the 2016 NATM Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Rugby Manufacturing is an industry leader in the design and testing of trailer hoists – each Rugby hoist is engineered and tested for an extended lifecycle at full-rated capacity. The TB-12 and TB-14 scissor hoists are designed for 10- to 16-foot trailers with capacities ranging from 6.9 tons to 15.7 tons. Some of the benefits of the new TB-12 and TB-14 Trailer hoists include:

• Weight savings of almost 100 lbs
• New body prop incorporated into the hoist with no installation required
• 3-year warranty

Rugby Manufacturing is the leading designer and manufacturer of Class 3–7 dump bodies, landscape bodies, platforms, truck and trailer hoists and related truck equipment & accessories.Rugby Manufacturing is part of the Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) family of companies. TBEI brands include Crysteel®, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies®.

 

TBEI-Lake Crystal Facility Renews ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Lake Crystal, MN (August 18, 2015) – Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) is pleased to announce that their Lake Crystal, MN, facility has successfully renewed their ISO 9001:2008 Certification. The Lake Crystal facility is home to TBEI’s corporate offices, and manufactures Crysteel®, J-Craft® and Ox® SuperDump products.

“This certification renewal shows our commitment to retaining an internationally recognized quality management system that benefits both our company and our customers.” said Joe Paulsen, TBEI-Lake Crystal General Manager. “We could not have achieved this accomplishment without the focus and dedication of our hard working employees.”

ISO 9001:2008 is a Quality Management certification program, and certifies companies in over 170 countries. Since 2013, TBEI-Lake Crystal has been certified with a Quality Management system for the design, manufacture, delivery and servicing of dump truck bodies and hoists. This certification also includes the installation of truck bodies onto chassis for military, state & local governments, and private companies.

TBEI is a Minnesota based corporation that encompasses five leading manufacturers of dump truck bodies, hoists and truck & trailer equipment. TBEI brands include Crysteel, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft and Ox Bodies®.

TBEI-Rugby Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

RUGBY, North Dakota (August 13, 2015) — Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) is pleased to announce that Rugby® Manufacturing has achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification.

ISO 9001:2008 is a Quality Management certification program, and certifies companies in over 170 countries. Rugby Manufacturing has been certified with a Quality Management system for the design, manufacture, delivery and servicing of dump bodies, landscape bodies, platform bodies, trailer hoists and truck hoists.

“I am incredibly proud of our team here at Rugby,” said Jeff Duchscher, Rugby General Manager. “We have worked hard to achieve this milestone, and we are proud to be one of a select few in our industry to have done so.”

Rugby Manufacturing is a leading designer and manufacturer of Class 3–7 dump bodies, landscape bodies, platforms and related truck equipment & accessories. Rugby Manufacturing is part of the Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) family of companies. TBEI brands include Crysteel®, Rugby, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies®.

TBEI Welcomes New Ox Bodies General Manager

ray salley headshot 06 2015Fayette, ALA (July 2, 2015) – Ox Bodies® is pleased to announce that Ray Salley has assumed the role of General Manager. Salley comes to Ox Bodies from another Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) company, Rugby® Manufacturing, where he served as General Manager.

“Ray has a proven record of bringing teams together to excel and develop both personally and professionally. We are pleased to welcome him to Ox Bodies, and to see his continued growth within the TBEI family,” said Bob Fines, President/CEO of TBEI. “We look forward to this new chapter at Ox Bodies, and the continued development of high quality Ox Bodies products and customer service.”

Since 1972, Ox Bodies has been a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of medium and heavy duty dump bodies and trailers, platforms, trash bodies and related accessories. Ox Bodies is part of the Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) family of companies. TBEI brands include Crysteel, Rugby, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies.

 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing Manager at 507-726-4311.

TBEI, Inc. Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Kurt Meyer 12-04-2015

Lake Crystal, MN (December 4, 2014) — Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc., (TBEI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kurt Meyer as Chief Financial Officer for TBEI and its family of brands.

"We are excited to have Kurt join the TBEI family” said Bob Fines, TBEI CEO & President. “Kurt has extensive experience not just in Finance, but in overall team-building and productivity management. He will be a tremendous asset to all of TBEI.”

Meyer has over 20 years experience in Finance, Information Technology (IT) and Sales, most recently with Minnesota Elevator in Mankato. He holds a BS and MBA from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

“I am very excited about joining a growing company like TBEI,” said Meyer. “TBEI has built a tremendous team, and I look forward to working with them to continue expanding TBEI and our family of brands.”

TBEI is a Minnesota based corporation that encompasses five leading manufacturers of dump truck bodies, hoists and truck & trailer equipment. TBEI brands include Crysteel®, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies®.

 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing Manager at 507-726-4311.

TBEI, Inc. Announces New VP, Engineering and Quality

Archie England 10-21-2014

Lake Crystal, MN (October 21, 2014) – Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), recently announced the promotion of James “Archie” England to the newly created position of TBEI VP, Engineering and Quality.

“As customers’ quality expectations continue to rise, combined with the desire to expand our ISO certification process, the time was right to create a centralized management position at TBEI to drive that quality in all of our family of brands,” said Bob Fines, TBEI CEO & President. “Archie has shown the skill set and passion to thrive in this new role.”

England previously served as TBEI’s Director of Engineering. Prior to joining TBEI, England has held leadership positions in Engineering, Quality, Customer Service, and Product Support through over 20 years of experience in the heavy equipment and automotive industries.

England said, “This is an exciting time at TBEI, and I look forward to taking on my new responsibilities. Our customers depend on high quality products, and we are in a position to exceed their expectations.”

TBEI is a Minnesota based corporation that encompasses five leading manufacturers of dump truck bodies, hoists and truck & trailer equipment. TBEI brands include Crysteel, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies®.

 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing Manager at 507-726-4311.

TBEI, Inc. Announces New Corporate Controller

Kari Carrouth 07-08-2014

Lake Crystal, MN (July 8, 2014) – Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc., (TBEI) recently announced the promotion of Kari Carrouth to the newly created position of Corporate Controller for TBEI and its family of brands.

"We are excited to expand Kari’s role within TBEI,” said Bob Fines, TBEI CEO & President. “Kari has shown over her eight years with TBEI and Ox Bodies that she has not only financial expertise, but the willingness and enthusiasm to stretch her horizons and support others around her. These qualities make her a tremendous asset to TBEI and our family of brands.”

Carrouth has over 20 years of experience in finance, most recently as the Site Controller for TBEI’s Ox Bodies in Fayette, AL. Before joining TBEI, she was credit manager at a large heating products corporation and controller for a national clothing brand. Carrouth has a degree in accounting from The University of Alabama.

TBEI is a Minnesota based corporation that encompasses five leading manufacturers of dump truck bodies, hoists and truck & trailer equipment. TBEI brands include Crysteel®, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies®.

 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing Manager at 507-726-4311.

TBEI, Inc. Announces New DuraClass General Manager

Steve Mcdonough DuraClass 02-27-2014

TISHOMINGO, Miss. (February 27, 2014) – Truck Bodies & Equipment International (TBEI) recently announced the hire of Steve McDonough as General Manager for its DuraClass manufacturing facility in Tishomingo, Miss. McDonough has spent the past 28 years in several key management roles in the automotive and industrial manufacturing industries.

McDonough spent 12 years with Gates Rubber Company, Denver, Colo., in various production, quality and plant management positions before moving on to Akebono Brake Corporation, Elizabethtown, KY. In 15 years with Akebono, McDonough served as manufacturing manager and eventually general manager.

TBEI President/CEO Bob Fines is excited to welcome McDonough to the DuraClass team. He said, “Steve brings with him the kind of knowledge and experience that will continue to position the DuraClass brand as the leader in the industry. He is an excellent addition to DuraClass and we are very pleased to bring him on board.”

DuraClass designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of premium Class 3 – 8 dump bodies, hoists, and related equipment and offers more than 100 years of engineering and manufacturing expertise. TBEI leads the truck body equipment manufacturing industry. Several high-quality brands are sold under the TBEI name including: Ox Bodies®, DuraClass®, Rugby®, Crysteel®, and J-Craft®.

 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing Manager at 507-726-4311.

TBEI, Inc. Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Henry Bell 09-03-2013

Lake Crystal, MN (September 4, 2013) Lake Crystal, MN — Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc., (TBEI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Henry Bell to the newly created position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing for all TBEI brands. Bell’s new role will encompass all Sales and Marketing efforts for TBEI brands Crysteel®, DuraClass®, J-Craft®, Inc., Ox Bodies® and Rugby® Manufacturing.

"We are excited to have Henry join our already outstanding team of professionals,” said Bob Fines, TBEI CEO & President. “Henry’s experience with both Direct and Distributor Sales Relationships will be a big asset to TBEI, and we look forward to having him lead the team.”

Bell has over 23 years of leadership experience within the industry, most recently as President of Fontaine Fifth Wheel Company. Prior to joining Fontaine, Bell was with Heil Environmental Industries for 15 years. Bell is a graduate of The University of Georgia, and will be based out of Fayette, AL.

“I’m thrilled to be part of such a great team of people” said Bell. “I look forward to working with our Customers and Distributors, and building on the strong equity of the TBEI brands in the market place.”

TBEI is a Minnesota based corporation that encompasses five leading manufacturers of dump truck bodies, hoists and truck & trailer equipment. TBEI brands include Crysteel®, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Ox Bodies®.

 

For more information: contact Nikki Kyle, TBEI Marketing at 507-726-4311.