Equalizer Systems is leading Days Corp. into its next century as the fastest growing division of the Elkhart, Ind., company that marks its 100th anniversary this year.
According to a press release, Equalizer Systems began in 1990 with the acquisition of a hydraulic leveling company from Nebraska. Leveling systems at that time were changing from a dealer installed item to an OEM standard feature. With so many RV companies around Elkhart, the possibilities for the new company looked promising.
Equalizer’s subsequent development of landing legs for the commercial (racecar, horse, utility) fifth-wheel trailer market, along with the development and patent of its AUTO-LEVEL leveling system, gave the division a strong start.
Today, with the expanded designs in slideouts, growth in RV fifth-wheels, and renewed interest in the smaller Class C motorized market, Equalizer has experienced growth in the RV market as well as in the other markets it serves.
Equalizer occupies more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and installation space in Northern Indiana, and is “uniquely positioned to provide the service and support of a small company with the resources of a large corporation,” the release stated.
Owner Jim Sproatt, who joined Days Corp. as a minority owner in 1988, noted that Equalizer’s success is part of an ethic that has kept Days Corp. growing and going for the last 100 years.
“We believe our company is 100 years old for three reasons. Our diversification, our tradition of excellent service, and the loyalty of customers built on the development of strong business relationships,” he said.
Along with its Equalizer business, Days has seen a growing list of accounts with its export packing division. “We see significant interest in the exporting of boats and RVs to Europe, Australia and even China,” said Sproatt.
For more about Equalizer and Days Corporation, visit www.equalizersystems.com.