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CURT Manufacturing Acquires Leading Truck Accessories Firm

Wisconsin-based towing products company, CURT Manufacturing announced it has  acquired Luverne Truck Equipment and its associated Retrac Mirror Division. Luverne Trucvk Equipment is one of the largest domestic manufacturers of truck accessories specializing in a wide selection of front-end protection, side steps, splash guards, mirrors and more. 

Some of Luverne’s popular product names include Retrac, MegaStep, GripStep, Regal 7, ProTec and Tuff Guard. Luverne produces accessories primarily in high-quality polished stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and powder-coated mild steel, according to CURT. The company offers applications for pickups, SUVs, vans, as well as a broad range of heavy-duty applications, including semi-tractors.

“We’re very excited to join forces with CURT, a company with a similar culture and focus on American-manufactured products,” said John Schulzetenberg, president of Luverne. 

Steve Lempelius, executive vice president of Luverne, said he believes the passion and aggressiveness of CURT will be a “shot in the arm to the success of Luverne Truck Equipment and Retrac,” according to CURT.

“Bringing Luverne into the CURT family is both exciting and advantageous for CURT and our customers,” said Greg Hooks, CEO of CURT.

 “We are proud to be adding more manufacturing capabilities for truck accessories within the United States, especially in the heavy-duty truck market. We look forward to the improved quality, speed and flexibility that this acquisition will provide.”


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