Unique Functional Products
By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing | Posted Dec 20, 2013, 16:02 PM

Dexter Axle Acquires Unique Functional Products

ELKHART, INDIANA (December 20, 2013)

Dexter Axle, the leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years, announced that it has acquired the assets of Unique Functional Products (UFP), makers of Trailer Buddy and The VaultProducts. UFP has been a leading innovator and provider of trailer axles and brake system components to the recreational boating trailer market since 1963.

"We are very excited about this acquisition, and what it means to our company, our customers and our industry," said Adam Dexter, President and CEO of Dexter Axle. "Our organizations have shared the same values, and we look forward to combining forces in order to better serve our combined customers."

Bernie Goettker, President and CEO of UFP stated, "I have been in this industry for 32 years and I have tremendous respect for Dexter Axle. We are both based on a very simple philosophy of producing quality designed products and servicing our customer’s needs. The combined resources of Dexter and UFP will allow us to provide future designs and innovations to our customers for many years to come. I anticipate a smooth transition for both our customers and employees."

Dexter products are American made in highly automated facilities in Indiana, Georgia and Oklahoma with distribution throughout North America and several other countries. UFP has locations in in San Marcos, California and Winchester, Tennessee.

"We are now able to offer our diverse and comprehensive product line to a broader customer base," said Bryan Thursby, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Dexter Axle. "The combined product offering will be the best in the industry."

"The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts in this situation," Adam Dexter continued. "We have already begun to implement plans to leverage the best of these two industry-leading organizations to give our customers the best service and most comprehensive product line in the industry."

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Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years for the utility trailer, recreation vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty trailer markets. Dexter products are American made in highly automated facilities in Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, and Tennessee. Since 1960, OEMs have installed more than 50 million Dexter axles with the assurance that they are providing a quality product that will enhance the safe operation of their trailers. Dexter is ISO 9001 certified. For more information visit www.dexteraxle.com.

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