Dexter Axle Retains Philips’ Ventline, Door Business
Dexter Axle, a supplier of axles, frames and related components in the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, is reminding the industries it serves that in March it acquired the RV, cargo, and horse trailer door business of Philips Products, as well as its Ventline product offerings.
The transition of this business, along with the hiring of 112 Philips employees into Dexter, was completed May 4, according to a Dexter Axle press release Wednesday (June 10).
So those product lines were not affected by the June 3 announcement by Tomkins Industries, parent of Dexter Axle and Philips Products, that it was closing operations employing 675 in six states of Philips Products, which produces doors and windows for the manufactured housing and residential commercial markets.
“The addition of these quality product offerings were natural complements to markets that Dexter already serves, and where Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service and support,” Dexter Axle President Adam Dexter explained.
“Dexter is committed to the markets it serves,” the Dexter Axle release states. “The management team at Dexter has an existing knowledge and extensive level of experience with door and venting products. Though employees of Dexter Axle are saddened by the impact the decision to close Philips Products will have on employees, Dexter’s plans to grow the recently acquired business from Philips is unaffected by the closing of Philips Products.