2008 Press Releases

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 • TruXport - 2008 Nissan Titan
 • TruXport - 2008 Dodge Dakota
 • 2008 Dodge Dakota With Out Track System
 • TruXport® - 2007-2008 Toyota Tundra with Track System
 • Extang and TruXedo Sells to Private Equity Firm
 • TruXedo® Lo Pro QT Kits Available for the 1967-72 Chevy Truck Beds
 • TruXedo® Deuce for the 2007 Toyota Tundra with Track System
 • TruXedo® Tonneau Covers Available for 2004-2008 Nissan Titan
 • TruXedo® Deuce Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 GM Full Size w/Track
 • TruXedo® Deuce Tonneau Covers Available for 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier
 • TruXedo® Deuce and TruXport® Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 Toyota Tundra
 • TruXedo® Lo Pro QT Available for 2007 Toyota Tundra
 • TruXedo® Lo Pro QT Tonneau Covers Available for 2005-2007 Toyota Hilux for International Markets
 • TruXedo® Brand Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 GM Full Size Trucks
 • TruXedo® Brand Tonneau Covers Available for 2008 Ford Super Duty
 • Harley-Davidson® Tonneau Cover by Shur-Co. Automotive
 • Shur-Co.® Automotive Makes Ordering Display Units Easier
 • Shur-Co.® Automotive Introduces New Display Units for the TruXedo® Deuce
 • TruXedo® Brand Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 Toyota Tundra
 • 2007 Shur-Co.® Automotive Catalog Now Available
 • TruXedo® Lo Pro Available for 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

TruXport® for 2008 Nissan Titan

Yankton, SD. – TruXedo, Inc. is pleased to announce the shipment of the TruXport® part numbers for the 2008 Nissan Titan.

The TruXport® features dual latching, easy clamp on installation and a 5-year warranty, at an economical price. TruXedo® tonneau covers all feature tension control to keep the covers tight in fluctuating temperatures. Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems that ensure your truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

The TruXedo, Inc. product line also consists of the Original TruXedo® and TruXedo® Lo Pro QT soft, roll-up tonneau covers, the TruXedo Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination and the TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination. TruXedo® also distributes TruxSeal™ tailgate seal and Pro-Tex™ soft tonneau protectant spray. 

TruXedo® accessories can be purchased through a network of distributors and dealers. For further information regarding TruXedo, Inc. products, contact the sales department at 1-877-878-9336, or visit www.truxedo.com.

*Velcro®is a registered trademark of the Velcro® companies.

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TruXport® for 2008 Dodge Dakota
Yankton, SD. – TruXedo, Inc. is pleased to announce the shipment of the TruXport® part numbers for the 2008 Dodge Dakota.

The TruXport® features dual latching, easy clamp on installation and a 5-year warranty, at an economical price. TruXedo® tonneau covers all feature tension control to keep the covers tight in fluctuating temperatures. Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems that ensure your truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

The TruXedo, Inc. product line also consists of the Original TruXedo® and TruXedo® Lo Pro QT soft, roll-up tonneau covers, the TruXedo Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination and the TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination. TruXedo® also distributes TruxSeal™ tailgate seal and Pro-Tex™ soft tonneau protectant spray. 

TruXedo® accessories can be purchased through a network of distributors and dealers. For further information regarding TruXedo, Inc. products, contact the sales department at 1-877-878-9336, or visit www.truxedo.com.

*Velcro® is a registered trademark of the Velcro® companies.

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2008 Dodge Dakota With Out Track System
Yankton, SD. – TruXedo, Inc. is pleased to announce the shipment of the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT and TruXedo® Deuce for the 2008 Dodge Dakota w/out Track System.

The TruXedo® Lo Pro QT’s quick attach clamps require no tools and allows for a 5 minute installation. Attaching the side rails is easier than ever! Just twist the handle to adjust the tightness and clamp! The TruXedo® Lo Pro QT’s quick attach spring-loaded header guide, holds the cover to the side rails and comes pre-assembled. Just pull the lever back and attach to the side rails. No bolts or tools required. Plus, the TruXedo Lo Pro QT features a lifetime warranty that covers everything – Even the fabric!

The TruXedo® Deuce is the ONLY tonneau cover that opens from the front of the bed and rolls fully open from the back, allowing complete accessibility to your truck bed. Plus, the TruXedo® Deuce features TruXedo’s automatic tension control which keeps the cover tight in all climates. The TruXedo® Deuce also features a lifetime warranty that covers everything – Even the fabric!

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TruXport® - 2007-2008 Toyota Tundra with Track System
Yankton, SD. – TruXedo, Inc. is pleased to announce the shipment of the TruXport® for the 2007-2008 Toyota Tundra with track system. Special clamping was designed for this application to fit inside the track and allows for the Tundra’s tie-down brackets to function and move between the TruXport® clamps.

The TruXport® features dual latching, easy clamp on installation and a 5-year warranty that covers everything, even the fabric. The TruXport® has a smooth, sleek look with no “covered wagon” style arched bows. The bows and rear cross member roll up quickly and easily with the cover to form an even compact roll and secured with two security straps at the front of the truck bed.

The TruXedo, Inc. product line also consists of the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT soft roll-up with 5 minute installation, the TruXedo® Deuce soft roll-up hinged tonneau cover combination, the Original TruXedo® and the TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination. TruXedo® also distributes TruxSeal™ tailgate seal and Pro-Tex™ soft tonneau protectant spray.

TruXedo® accessories can be purchased through a network of distributors and dealers. For further information regarding the aforementioned products or to find an authorized dealer in your area, contact the sales department at 1-877-878-9336, or visit www.truxedo.com. *Velcro® is a registered trademark of the Velcro® companies.

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Extang and TruXedo Sells to Private Equity Firm
Extang and TruXedo Sells to Private Equity Firm Extang Corporation, of Ann Arbor, Michigan along with TruXedo, a division of Shur-Co. based in Yankton, South Dakota are pleased to announce they have been acquired by Kinderhook Industries, LLC, a highly respected New York based private equity firm. Kinderhook Industries completed the transactions through THI, an investment vehicle created to pursue opportunities in the truck aftermarket.

Extang and TruXedo are the two leading manufacturers of soft tonneau covers historically recognized for their high quality and innovative products. Both companies bring tremendous brand reputation and market strength to the $38 billion automotive aftermarket.

“I am very excited to be working with Bill Reminder and Kelly Kneifl as they lead the combined Extang/TruXedo organization to the next level. Kinderhook intends to support a vigorous investment program in marketing and new product development to expand the tonneau market. Additionally, we believe the consolidation of the Extang/TruXedo businesses will serve as a platform for further acquisitions in the truck aftermarket,” said Thomas Tuttle, Managing Director of Kinderhook.

As part of this merger, both companies will combine their existing management teams and lay the foundation for further expansion into the next generation of truck bed covers and other related product categories. The companies will strive to leverage their respective best practices and operational strengths, while retaining the creativity, innovation and commitment to quality that has made their products the “best in class” in the tonneau market.

“Kinderhook brings the capital, experience and resources needed to grow our two businesses and supports our continued efforts to be at the forefront of the tonneau cover market. With the capital provided by Kinderhook, we will be able to accelerate our new development initiatives to expand our product offering and selectively pursue acquisition opportunities in related accessories,” said Bill Reminder, CEO of THI.

“TruXedo and Extang are a perfect match. Combining the operational excellence and extensive product offerings of both companies will have a tremendous impact in the marketplace. This is an exciting new chapter in the history of Extang and TruXedo,” said Kelly Kneifl, COO of THI.

About TruXedo
TruXedo was started in 2000 with the launch of its first soft roll-up tonneau cover. With innovative design as the core element of its products, TruXedo has grown into the largest provider of soft roll-up tonneau covers to the North American market. Additional information can be found at www.truXedo.com.

About Extang Corporation
Extang was founded in 1982 by the Wheatley family. Initially the business began as a mail order company selling headlight covers and in 1984 started producing their first “no-drilling” tonneau cover. Extang celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year and has remained America’s best-selling tonneau covers to this day. For more information visit www.extang.com.

About Kinderhook Industries, LLC
Kinderhook Industries is a New York based private equity fund with $470 million of committed capital. Their investment philosophy is based on combining senior management and operating experience in a variety of industries to support the growth of entrepreneurial owned businesses. For additional information visit www.kinderhook.com.

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TruXedo® Lo Pro QT Kits Available for the 1967-72 Chevy Truck Beds
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the development of the Lo Pro QT kit and Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson® Edition for the 1967-1972 Chevy Truck Beds. The TruXedo® Lo Pro QT allows for 5 minute installation - no tools required, and features our unique, patented automatic tension control system and lifetime warranty which covers all components, even the fabric! Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry.

Shur-Co.® Automotive also manufactures TruXport® soft, roll-up tonneau covers, as well as the TruXedo® Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination and TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination. Shur-Co.® Automotive also distributes TruxSeal™ tailgate seal and Pro-Tex™ soft tonneau cover protectant spray.

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TruXedo® Deuce for the 2007 Toyota Tundra with Track System
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the TruXedo® Deuce for the 2007 Toyota Tundra w/track system. The Deuce is the only soft roll-up hinged tonneau cover combination, allowing for complete accessibility to the truck bed. Plus, all applications feature our unique, patented automatic tension control system and lifetime warranty which covers all components, even the fabric! Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry.

Shur-Co.® Automotive also manufactures the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT, TruXport® soft, roll-up tonneau covers, as well as the TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination. Shur-Co.® Automotive also distributes TruxSeal™ tailgate seal and Pro-Tex™ soft tonneau cover protectant spray

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TruXedo® Tonneau Covers Available for 2004-2008 Nissan Titan
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT, TruXedo® Deuce and TruXedo® Harley-Davidson® Edition tonneau covers and the TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination for the 2004-2008 Nissan Titan (all bed sizes available).

TruXedo® products provide customers with the functionality that they need, the stylish look that they want and the warranties they will appreciate!

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TruXedo® Deuce Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 GM Full Size w/Track
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Deuce tonneau cover kits for the 2007 GM Full Size models with factory installed track system.

The TruXedo® Deuce is the first and ONLY soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination designed to open from the front of the bed and roll fully open from the back, allowing complete accessibility to the bed. The TruXedo® Deuce also features the company’s patented automatic tension control system and lifetime warranty which covers all components, even the fabric.

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TruXedo® Deuce Tonneau Covers Available for 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination and the TruXport® economical soft roll-up tonneau cover kits for the following Toyota models –

• 2007 Toyota Tundra 5.5’ bed (without Trac System)
• 2007 Toyota Tundra 6.5’ bed (without Trac System)
• 2007 Toyota Tundra 8’ bed (without Trac System)

TruXedo® Deuce is the ONLY tonneau cover that opens from the front of the bed and rolls fully open from the back allowing complete access to your truck bed. Automatic tension control keeps the cover tight in all climates. TruXport is the economical soft roll-up tonneau cover with dual latching at the rear and adjustable tension control. Both covers feature continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems that ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

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TruXedo® Deuce and TruXport® Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 Toyota Tundra
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination and the TruXport® economical soft roll-up tonneau cover kits for the following Toyota models –

• 2007 Toyota Tundra 5.5’ bed (without Trac System)
• 2007 Toyota Tundra 6.5’ bed (without Trac System)
• 2007 Toyota Tundra 8’ bed (without Trac System)

TruXedo® Deuce is the ONLY tonneau cover that opens from the front of the bed and rolls fully open from the back allowing complete access to your truck bed. Automatic tension control keeps the cover tight in all climates. TruXport is the economical soft roll-up tonneau cover with dual latching at the rear and adjustable tension control. Both covers feature continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems that ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

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TruXedo® Lo Pro QT Available for 2007 Toyota Tundra
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT tonneau cover kits for the following Toyota models –

• 2007 Toyota Tundra 5.5’ bed (with and without Trac System)
• 2007 Toyota Tundra 6.5’ bed (with and without Trac System)
• 2007 Toyota Tundra 8’ bed (with and without Trac System)

The TruXedo® Lo Pro QT includes quick attach clamps, quick attaching spring-loaded header guide, low profile design, automatic tension control, superior Velcro®* brand fastening and the strongest fabric in the industry. The quick installing design allows you to easily remove the cover and re-install it in five minutes!

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TruXedo® Lo Pro QT Tonneau Covers Available for 2005-2007 Toyota Hilux for International Markets
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo Lo Pro QT soft roll-up tonneau cover kits for the 2005-2007 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab and Double Cab for international markets.

The TruXedo® Lo Pro QT includes quick attach clamps, quick attaching spring-loaded header guide, low profile design, automatic tension control, superior Velcro® brand fastening and the strongest fabric in the industry. The quick installing design allows you to easily remove the cover and re-install it in five minutes! Shur-Co. Automotive also manufactures the Original TruXedo soft roll-up tonneau cover, the TruXport® economical soft, roll-up tonneau cover, the TruXedo Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination and TruXedoPlus® toolbox and tonneau cover combination.

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TruXedo® Brand Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 GM Full Size Trucks
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo Lo Pro QT, TruXedo Deuce, Original TruXedo* and TruXport® tonneau cover kits for the 2007 GM Full Size models.

Shur-Co. Automotive tonneau covers all feature tension control to keep the covers tight in all climates. Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

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TruXedo® Brand Tonneau Covers Available for 2008 Ford Super Duty
Yankton, SD – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo Lo Pro QT, TruXedo Deuce, TruXedoPlus® and TruXport® tonneau cover kits for the 2008 Ford F250/F350/F450 Super Duty.

Shur-Co. Automotive tonneau covers all feature tension control to keep the covers tight in all climates. Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

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Harley-Davidson® Tonneau Cover by Shur-Co. Automotive
Yankton, SD. - Shur-Co. Automotive is pleased to announce the availability of the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT tonneau cover screen-printed with the famous Harley-Davidson® Bar and Shield logo.

This Harley-Davidson® cover is manufactured by Shur-Co. Automotive under license from Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The cover has all the features of the new TruXedo® Lo Pro QT including quick attach clamps, quick attaching spring-loaded header guide, low profile design, automatic tension control, superior Velcro® brand fastening and the strongest fabric in the industry. The quick installing design allows you to easily remove the cover and re-install it in five minutes!

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Shur-Co.® Automotive Makes Ordering Display Units Easier
Yankton, SD. - Shur-Co.® Automotive is pleased to announce a new easy ordering process for the TruXedo® brand tonneau cover display units. Display units can now be quickly ordered through a link at www.truxedo.com. Simply complete the order form and the requested display unit will be shipped direct within two to three days. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Shur-Co.® Automotive customer service department at 1-877-878-9336.

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Shur-Co.® Automotive Introduces New Display Units for the TruXedo® Deuce
Yankton, SD., February 26, 2007 - Shur-Co.® Automotive is pleased to introduce the new display units for the TruXedo® Deuce soft roll-up, hinged tonneau cover combination. The free-standing floor display unit comes complete with red side rails and a colorful display sign that describes the features of the product. A more compact table top display is also available. Both units feature a scaled down, fully functional TruXedo® Deuce tonneau cover. Choose the display unit that works best for you and let your customers see the cover in action! Display units can be ordered at www.truxedo.com and are expected to begin shipping March 15, 2007. The

TruXedo® Deuce is the ONLY tonneau cover that opens from the front of the bed and rolls fully open from the back allowing complete access to your truck bed. It features many benefits of the TruXedo® Lo Pro soft roll-up tonneau cover, including superior Velcro® brand fastening, no drill install, corner seals and weather seals on all four sides. Cover includes industrial strength fabric and lifetime warranty to the original owner.

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TruXedo® Brand Tonneau Covers Available for 2007 Toyota Tundra
Yankton, SD, Feb 1, 2007 – Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® brand tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Lo Pro QT, TruXedo® Deuce and TruXport® soft roll-up tonneau cover kits for the 2007 Toyota Tundra.

Shur-Co.® Automotive tonneau covers all feature tension control to keep the covers tight in all climates. Continuous Velcro®* brand attachment and sealing systems ensure that truck bed contents will stay clean and dry. With the best hassle-free warranties in the industry, all components are covered, even the fabric!

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2007 Shur-Co.® Automotive Catalog Now Available
Yankton, SD., Jan 1, 2007 - Shur-Co.® Automotive is pleased to announce the release of the 2007 product catalog that includes extensive overviews and photos of each Shur-Co.® Automotive product, application guides, as well as display and POP information.

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TruXedo® Lo Pro Available for 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra
Yankton, SD, Dec 22, 2006– Shur-Co.® Automotive, manufacturer of TruXedo® tonneau covers, is pleased to announce the release of the TruXedo® Lo Pro kits for the 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

The TruXedo® Lo Pro features a unique patented automatic tension control system, Velcro® brand fastening and lifetime warranty that covers all components, even the fabric.

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