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CURT Group Acquires UWS

Wisconsin Based Company Adds Truck Toolbox Line and More USA Manufacturing Capabilities
Eau Claire, WI – June 2, 2017 – CURT Group, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and a leading sales, marketing, engineering, and distribution company of towing products and truck accessories, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Welding Services (UWS) from Thule, Inc. (subsidiary to Thule Group AB (publ.)) Headquartered in Perry, Florida, UWS is a leading American manufacturer of storage solutions and truck accessories for professional tradesmen and truck enthusiasts. The transaction is expected to close in June, 2017

‘CURT Group’ Announced as New Name for CURT Family of Brands

CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE and RETRAC Unified Under One Corporate Identity
 CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made towing products and truck accessories, is pleased to unveil “CURT Group” as its new corporate name. The new name is part of a developing brand strategy that will help distinguish our individual brand identities, while communicating our effectiveness as a unified family of brands.

CURT Announces Roch Lambert as New CEO

Lambert brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to towing industry leader
Dallas, Texas – CURT Manufacturing, LLC (“CURT”), a portfolio company of Audax  Private Equity, announces the appointment of Roch (Rock) Lambert, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 13, 2017. Lambert will succeed, Greg Hooks, who will continue to serve as a member of CURT’s Board of Directors.   

New Ford Super Duty Gooseneck Installs with Just One Person

American-Made OEM-Style Hitch Boasts 30K Capacity and Limited Lifetime Warranty
CURT Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of USA-made towing products, has designed a brand new gooseneck hitch, specifically for Ford Super Duty trucks. This OEM-style hitch is a highly valuable asset for CURT dealers and consumers alike, featuring a one-person installation, a 30K weight rating and a limited lifetime warranty, all wrapped up in a dependable, made-in-USA design.

New Advanced Testing Puts Hitches in Actual, On-Vehicle Conditions

CURT Engineering Implements “Real Towing” Test with Multi-faceted Carlos TC Testing
CURT Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of USA-made towing products, has developed new testing capabilities at its engineering facility in Wixom, MI. This multi-faceted, three-axis, real-time test allows us to prove the safety of our hitches like never before and is setting a new standard in the towing industry in North America.

CURT Making Huge Footprint at SEMA 2016

CURT Manufacturing with ARIES Automotive, LUVERNE Truck Equipment Take Entrance of Upper South Hall
CURT Manufacturing LLC., a leading manufacturer and marketer of USA-made towing products and aftermarket accessories, aims to make a lasting impression at The SEMA Show 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2014, CURT acquired California-based ARIES Automotive, and in 2016, LUVERNE Truck Equipment, based out of South Dakota. Each of the three brands will be represented with its own booth, all located near the entrance of the Upper South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

CURT Manufacturing Recognized as Official Towing Sponsor of JC Whitney

Two Custom-Built Vehicles Given Away for Centennial Celebration
CURT Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of USA-made towing products, received an award of recognition by JC Whitney, the largest direct marketer of name-brand automotive parts and accessories. The award was given to thank CURT for being the official Towing Sponsor of JC Whitney’s Centennial vehicle build project.