12 January 2022
12 January 2022, Comments Comments Off on DexKo Global acquires towing and trailering products manufacturer, Progress Mfg. Inc.
DexKo Global acquires towing and trailering products manufacturer, Progress Mfg. Inc.

The Dexter Axle Company (“Dexter”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DexKo Global Inc., has acquired Progress Mfg. Inc. (“Progress”), located in Provo, Utah, a manufacturer of high-quality, custom-engineered, safety-critical towing and trailering products, such as integrated sway control and weight distribution hitches.

Progress’ well-known brand names Equal-i-zer® Hitch and Fastway® Trailer Products are sold through an extensive dealer network in North America. For over 75 years, Progress has been focused on designing and making award-winning towing products such as hitches, ball mounts, wheel chocks, and other trailer accessories that keep travelers safe on the road. 

“The products and people at Progress make a great addition to the Dexter portfolio, rounding out an already diverse offering,” said Fred Bentley, CEO of DexKo Global. “Together, Dexter and Progress will be able to further support our collective customers. We look forward to working with the Progress team to continue to offer innovative new towing solution products.” 

Adam Dexter, President and CEO of Dexter added, “This truly is a great fit for Dexter and Progress; both companies have a long-standing focus on high-quality products and outstanding customer service with a strong brand recognition in the towing industry.” 

Jed Anderson, CEO of Progress said: “We are excited to join the Dexter family. This is a great opportunity to continue to grow the brands we have developed over the past 75 years. Partnering with Dexter, a strong, reputable organization, will support our next steps in our long-term growth strategy, allowing us to continue developing best-in-class products with meaningful customer relationships.” 

Dexter, headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, employs over 3,800 people in the U.S. and Canada and operates 17 manufacturing facilities and 32 distribution locations. Founded in 1960, Dexter has earned a reputation as a trusted brand serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, marine, heavy-duty, agricultural, and specialty equipment manufacturers and distribution partners.