Knapheide honors top distributors

April 1, 2004
KNAPHEIDE Mfg presented awards to its leading distributors during the NTEA Convention in Baltimore. Prior to a Tribute to the 1964 Beatles accompanied

KNAPHEIDE Mfg presented awards to its leading distributors during the NTEA Convention in Baltimore.

Prior to a Tribute to the 1964 Beatles — accompanied by a brilliant Ed Sullivan impersonator — Knapheide announced the distributors who qualified for membership in the 1848 Club. The Quincy, Illinois, truck body manufacturer was started in 1848 and celebrated its 155th year of continuous business and management by the founding Knapheide family.

First-time winners were: Jim Campen Trailer Sales, Fletcher NC; D K Hostetler Inc, Milroy PA; Kalida Truck Equipment Inc, Walbridge OH; Koenig Body and Equipment Co, Peoria IL; Marathon Industries Inc, Santa Clarita CA; Unicell Body Co, Buffalo NY.

Second-time: Adscom Corp, Glen Burnie MD; Cortez Truck Equipment, Cedar Rapids IA; Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment Co of Mid Atlantic, Baltimore MD; Dixie Upfittings, Inc, Midland NC; Owens Truck Equipment, Corbin KY; O G Hughes & Sons, Inc, Knoxville TN; Phenix Enterprises Inc, Pomona CA; Rector Equipment, San Diego CA; Sierra Truck Body & Equipment, North Las Vegas NV; Zoresco Equipment Co, Wickliffe OH.

Third-time: Ameri-Tech Equipment Co, Casper WY; Caspers' Truck Equipment, Appleton WI; Pacific Truck Colors, Tualatin OR; SIA Truck Bodies, Largo FL.

Fourth-time: Commercial Truck & Van Equipment, Norcross GA; Dealers Truck Equipment Co Inc, Shreveport LA; Fleet Body Equipment, Kansas City MO, Ft Worth TX; Miller Truck Equipment, Evansville IN; Truck Equipment Inc, Des Moines IA; Truk'Quip, Tulsa OK; Unicell Body Co, Rochester NY.

Fifth-time: Auto Safety House LLC, Phoenix AZ; Bob's Services, Inc, Anchorage AK; Dealers Truck Equipment Co Inc, Buda TX; Dealers Truck Equipment Co Inc, Little Rock AR, Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment Company of NE, Smithfield RI; Fort Wayne Fleet Equipment Co, Roanoke IN; Jim Hardee Equipment Co Inc, Lakeland FL; Regional Truck Equipment Co, Addison IL; Precision Truck Body Equipment Co Inc, Candia NH.

Sixth-time: Cobalt Truck Equipment, Meridian ID; D & H Truck Equipment Inc, San Diego CA; Kalida Truck Equipment Inc; Kalida OH.

Seventh-time: Cherokee Truck Equipment, Chattanooga TN; Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Ft Lauderdale FL; General Truck Body, Houston TX; Wilbar Truck Equipment Inc, Springfield VA.

Eighth-time: Aerial Truck Equipment, Olive Branch MS; Allied Truck Equipment Co, Grand Rapids MI; Carter Industries, Union City CA; Dixie Trailer Eq Mfg Inc, Ashland VA; Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Indianapolis IN; Midwest Truck Equipment Inc, Wichita KS.

Ninth-time: Clark Truck Equipment Co, Albuquerque NM; Dixie Upfittings Inc, Fayetteville NC; Knapheide Truck Equipment Center-SL, St Charles MO; Park-Built Body Company, Sylvester GA; Wilbar Truck Equipment Inc, Portsmouth VA.

Tenth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Louisville KY; Keystone Truck Equipment Inc, New Britain PA; Lodi Equipment, West Sacramento CA; Moxley's Truck Equipment, Street MD.

Eleventh-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Charlotte NC; Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment Co, Cincinnati OH, JC Madigan, Inc, Harvard MA.

Twelfth-time: Baker Truck Equipment Co, Hurricane WV; Bennett Truck Equipment Inc, Orlando FL; LCL Truck Equipment Inc, Hastings NE; Lee Transport Equipment Inc, Columbia SC; Stewart's Truck Equipment Inc, Hopkinsville KY; Truck Utilities Inc, St Paul MN.

Thirteenth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Nashville TN; H&K Truck Equipment, Salt Lake City UT.

Fourteenth-time: Frontier Truck Equipment & Parts Co, Commerce City CO; Perfection Truck Parts & Equipment, Oklahoma City OK.

Fifteenth-time: Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment Co Inc, Kings Park NY; Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment Co, New Carlisle OH; Shade Equipment Co Inc, Winchester and Harrisonburg VA; Truck Equipment Sales Inc, Mobile AL; W A Messer Co, Westbrook ME.

Sixteenth-time: Brake & Equipment Co, Milwaukee WI; Cobalt Truck Equipment, Spokane WA; Drake-Scruggs Equipment Inc, Springfield IL; Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Forest Park GA; Nelson Truck Equipment Co Inc, Kent WA.

Seventeenth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Birmingham AL; Layton Truck Equipment Company LLC, Colorado Springs CO; Zoresco Equipment Co, Pittsburgh PA.

Eighteenth-time: General Truck Equipment and Trailer Sales Inc, Jacksonville FL; R A Adams Enterprises Inc, McHenry IL.

Nineteenth-time: Knapheide Truck Equipment, Flint MI.

Twentieth-time: Knapheide Truck Equipment Centers in Jefferson City MO, Kansas City MO, and Quincy IL.

About the Author

Rick Weber | Associate Editor

Rick Weber has been an associate editor for Trailer/Body Builders since February 2000. A national award-winning sportswriter, he covered the Miami Dolphins for the Fort Myers News-Press following service with publications in California and Australia. He is a graduate of Penn State University.