Maurer Manufacturing and GEM-L, Inc. announced the acquisition of the GEM-L designed aluminum hopper bottom trailers by Maurer Manufacturing for the Maurer product line offering.
The addition of an aluminum trailer line is another step in rounding out the Maurer offering to its dealers throughout the Midwest. For the large trailer market, in addition to hopper bottom trailers, Maurer manufactures step deck trailers, gondola trailers for transporting scrap steel, and trailers for transporting crushed car bodies destined for recycling. Maurer also has a significant presence in the agricultural market with its combine bin extension line, combine head transport line and combine auger products.
GEM-L and its founders have designed, manufactured, and marketed a new and innovative aluminum hopper bottom trailer that has been well received by both trailer dealers and consumers. This trailer has been, in addition to GEM-L’s existing product lines, a product designed to serve the agricultural industry. These products include their grain box and auger/conveyor attachment systems. With the transition and transfer of the trailer technology to Maurer, GEM-L intends to continue its focus on providing innovative products to the agricultural consumer.
Maurer Manufacturing presently occupies approximately 130,000 square feet of space on 24 acres in the Spencer Industrial Park, rents additional space in Spencer, IA and employs 95 individuals. Maurer is presently evaluating options for the long-term production of aluminum hopper bottom trailers.