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TBEI Welcomes New North Central Territory Manager

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

Douglas comes to TBEI with over 24 years of experience within the industry, starting as Commercial Truck Sales Rep for Central Truck of Wisconsin where his focus was on the heavy and medium duty market. As Sales Manager for Quality Truck Care Center in Fond du Lac and Director of Sales at Sioux City Truck Sales in Sioux City, he was responsible for all aspects of the sales department including customer service, prospecting, personnel, chassis ordering, determining the values of used trucks, and developing growth plans for the departments.

Most recently, Douglas served as the Chassis Pool Representative for Palfleet-Council Bluffs, where he managed the ordering of the Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge and Freightliner pool chassis for sales to OEM dealer groups. Douglas brings to TBEI his extensive knowledge of the heavy and medium duty truck markets.

“Douglas brings several things to this position that greatly impressed me,” said Henry Bell, VP of Sales and Marketing at TBEI. “He has an extensive knowledge of the class 8 truck market, a fiercely competitive nature and he has worked in our space with our kinds of customers throughout his career. I think his fresh perspective in this territory will be a significant change for TBEI and our valued distributors.”

As North Central Territory Manager, Douglas will cover the states of ND, SD, MN, WI and MI in the United States and SK and MB in Canada for Crysteel, DuraClass and Rugby. 

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

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, 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.

TBEI, Inc. Introduces New Marketing Manager

Nikki Kyle 12-03-2012

Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole ‘Nikki’ Kyle as Marketing Manager. Nikki will be based at TBEI corporate offices in Lake Crystal, Minnesota, and will manage marketing for TBEI brands Crysteel, Rugby, DuraClass, and J-Craft.

“We are incredibly excited to have Kyle Nikki join our TBEI family,” said Doug Hauck, VP of Sales at TBEI. “Nikki’s experience and enthusiasm will be a tremendous asset to TBEI, our Distributors and our customers.”

Nikki brings over 15 years experience to TBEI, most recently with Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), and is a graduate of Iowa State University.

Please join us in welcoming Nikki to TBEI!

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