Travis Body & Trailer, Inc., of Houston, Texas, has acquired the assets of Everlite, Inc., the former manufacturer of the Alumatech Trailer product line.
The purchase includes all of the manufacturing assets, intellectual property, drawings, extrusion dies, and all production and sales records. The transaction did not include the real property located in Longview, Texas.
The assets will be immediately relocated to Travis’ 17-acre, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facilities in Houston, where trailer and body production will begin as soon as the equipment is in place and aluminum sheet and extrusions are procured.
The product line will be called Alumatech, and will bear a Travis VIN plate. The new Travis Alumatech product line will begin building virtually the same trailers and bodies as were produced by Everlite, and the offering will include aluminum end dumps in frameless, quarter-frame, and frame-type configurations, and the all-aluminum Alumatech Dump body.
Travis believes that the super-lightweight Alumatech model will complete the offering of the broadest aluminum dump trailer line available anywhere.
Distribution of the Travis Alumatech model will be achieved through a combination of the existing Travis Independent Dealer network, and by adding dealer relationships with several of the former Everlite, Inc. dealers.
Replacement parts and service for Alumatech trailers will be available immediately from Travis Body & Trailer.
Current Everlite/Alumatech owners, interested dealers, and other interested parties should register their contact and e-mail information at www.travistrailers.com.