Progress Mfg. Inc., makers of the Original Equal-i-zer Sway Control Hitch, announced that it has acquired Diversi-Tech Manufacturing (DT), according to a press release.
For more than 10 years, DT has designed and manufactured premium security towing products such as the industry’s first truly universal trailer coupler lock and a series of self-locking aluminum adjustable ball mounts. Progress Mfg. said that it has moved DT’s manufacturing to its Provo, Utah, facility.
“Products of Progress and DT complement each other perfectly,” said Jed Anderson, president of Progress Mfg. “Our expertise is in manufacturing high quality products; DT fits right into that vision.”
Progress Mfg. reported it is in the process of investing in its infrastructure to shorten lead times in an effort to better support distributor and dealer demand and that sales and customer service activities will be absorbed by Progress’s current staff.
“We strongly support a two-step distribution model,” said Rich Elliott, sales manager for Progress Mfg. “We are excited to offer these great products to our distributor and dealer partners.”
Provo, Utah-based Progress Manufacturing Inc. announced that out of more than 1,500 new products displayed at the 2011 SEMA show, the Fastway Flip automatic jack foot was picked as one of the Top 15 by Popular Mechanics.
The Fastway Flip is a trailer jack foot that automatically flips up and down as users retract and extend the jack. The Flip jack foot eliminates the hassles of storing and stacking wood blocks, or finding a place to store a removable extension. It puts itself away every time and requires no springs, cable or pins.
The Flip jack foot won the Popular Mechanics 2011 SEMA Editor’s Choice Award this year, and won Best New Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product by SEMA last year. The SEMA show, held annually in Las Vegas, is one of the largest automotive specialty products event in the world which attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders.
“It is a huge honor to receive this award, especially considering the other products that we were in competition with,” said Trevor Millar, Fastway sales account manager. “The Flip automatic jack foot won because of its simplicity. It is a product engineered to make life easier. This forward thinking and ingenuity is what Fastway Trailer Products is all about.”