Brand FX Body Co is realigning manufacturing plants, moving into new territories, and broadening the scope of the products it offers. With its March 1 acquisition of GemTop Mfg Inc, Brand FX now offers metal tops in addition to its traditional line of fiberglass service and line bodies, toppers, and inserts.
The acquisition paves the way for Brand FX to expand its sales, marketing, and distribution into the Northwest, as well as boosting GemTop sales by adding fiberglass work tops to the company's existing line of GemTop steel caps and lids.
After a transition, the GemTop plant in Clackamas OR will be used to assemble and stock Brand FX products in addition to GemTop products. GemTop products will also be manufactured and stocked at the Brand FX plants in Keller TX and Swea City and Manson IA. This change will ultimately improve delivery times and reduce shipping costs.
GemTop will share Brand FX's current executive management, and will use the same type of plant-based engineering and production management organization employed in existing Brand BX plants. GemTop and Brand FX dealer networks will continue to operate independently.