KNAPHEIDE Mfg presented awards to its leading distributors during the NTEA convention in Atlanta.
With Larry Gatlin and his band waiting in the wings to entertain the crowd, H W “Knap” Knapheide announced the distributors who qualified for membership in the 1848 Club by selling at least 154 Knapheide service bodies and other products during 2002. The 154 matches the number of years that the Quincy, Illinois, truck body manufacturer has been in business. The company was started in 1848.
Knapheide welcomed nine new distributors into its 1848 Club. They were: Adscom Corporation, Glen Burnie MD; Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Co of Mid Atlantic, Baltimore MD; Dixie Upfitting, Midland NC; James A Kiley Co, Somerville MA; O G Hughes & Sons, Knoxville TN; Phenix Enterprises, Pomona CA; Rector Equipment, San Diego CA; Truck Equipment Sales, Dothan AL; and Zoresco Equipment Co, Wickliffe OH.
Second-time winners were: Ameri-Tech Equipment Co, Casper WY; Caspers Truck Equipment, Appleton WI; Pacific Truck Colors, Tualatin OR; Southern Industrial Associates, Largo FL; Structural Metal Fabricators, Northampton PA.
Third-time: Commercial Truck & Van Equipment, Norcross GA; Miller Truck Equipment, Evansville IN; Truck Equipment Inc, Des Moines IA; and Unicell Body Co, Rochester NY.
Fourth-time: AG Van & Truck Equipment, Dallas TX; Auto Safety House, Phoenix AZ; Dealers Truck Equipment Co, Buda TX and Little Rock AR; Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment of New England, Smithfield RI; Fort Wayne Fleet Equipment, Roanoke IN; and Regional Truck Equipment Co, Addison IL.
Fifth-time: Kalida Truck Equipment, Kalida OH.
Six-time: Cherokee Truck Equipment, Chattanooga TN; Fontaine Truck Equipment Co, Ft Lauderdale FL; General Truck Body, Houston TX; J & J Truck Equipment, Somerset PA; and Wilbar Truck Equipment, Springfield VA.
Seventh-time: Aerial Truck Equipment, Olive Branch MS; Carter Industries, Union City CA; and Fontaine Truck Equipment, Indianapolis IN.
Eighth-time: Clark Truck Equipment Co, Albuquerque NM; Dixie Upfittings Inc, Fayetteville NC; Knapheide Truck Equipment Center, St Charles MO; Park-Built Body Co, Sylvester GA; and Wilbar Truck Equipment, Portsmouth VA.
Ninth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment, Louisville KY; Lodi Equipment, West Sacramento CA; and Manning Equipment, Louisville KY.
Tenth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment, Charlotte NC; J C Madigan, Inc, Harvard MA; and Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment Co, Cincinnati OH.
Eleventh-time: Baker Truck Equipment, Hurricane WV; Bennett Truck Equipment Co, Orlando FL; Lee Transport Equipment, Columbia SC; Stewart's Truck Equipment, Hopkinsville KY; and Truck Utilities & Mfg, St Paul MN.
Twelfth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment, Nashville TN.
Thirteenth-time: Frontier Truck Equipment & Parts Co, Commerce City CO and Perfection Truck Parts & Equipment Co, Oklahoma City OK.
Fourteenth-time: Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment, Kings Park NY; Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment, New Carlisle OH; Shade Equipment, Winchester VA; Truck Equipment Sales, Mobile AL; and W A Messer Co, Westbrook ME.
Fifteenth-time: Drake-Scruggs Equipment, Springfield IL.
Sixteenth-time: Fontaine Truck Equipment, Birmingham AL; Layton Truck Equipment Co, Colorado Springs CO; and Zoresco Equipment Co, Pittsburgh PA.
Seventeenth-time: General Truck Equipment & Trailer Sales, Jacksonville FL; and R A Adams Enterprises, McHenry IL.
Eighteenth-time: Knapheide Truck Equipment Center, Flint MI.
Nineteenth-time: Knapheide Truck Equipment Centers in Jefferson City MO, Quincy IL, and Kansas City MO.