Featherlite Trailers

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Featherlite Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryTrailers
Founded1973
HeadquartersCresco, Iowa USA
Websitewww.fthr.com
 
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Featherlite Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryTrailers
Founded1973
HeadquartersCresco, Iowa USA
Websitewww.fthr.com

Featherlite Trailers is an all-aluminum trailer manufacturer, located in Cresco, Iowa. It is the oldest all-aluminum trailer brand in the United States,[1][2] and today manufactures horse trailers and a range of speciality trailers.

History[edit]

The company was established in 1973 in Oklahoma, when it built the first all-aluminum gooseneck livestock trailer. In 1988 the company was acquired by Featherlite Manufacturing of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, relocating to Cresco, Iowa in 1993.[3]

The company created the first ever custom aluminum race car semi trailer for NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt and team owner Richard Childress.[4] Today Featherlite is the official trailer of NASCAR,[5] supplying 85% of the NASCAR Sprint Cup teams.[citation needed]

In 2006, Featherlite Trailers became a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Trailer Corporation.[citation needed]

Products[edit]

Featherlite manufactures a range of all-aluminum trailers, mainly using aluminum alloys. Featherlite emphasizes the customizability of its trailers, maintaining a virtual horse trailer design system on its web site.[6]

Sponsorships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trailers". Horsetrailerworld.com. 2002-01-04. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Featherlite Trailer Factory Review, they make all types of great trailers, aluminum horse trailers, car haulers, NASCAR, cargo trailers and flatbeds.". Mrtrailer.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Featherlite, Inc.: Information from". Answers.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  4. ^ Aumann, Mark (2012-09-25). "Haulers become teams' home away from home". NASCAR. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Nascar.Com". Nascar.Com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ "PerfectFit for Horse Trailers | Featherlite". Fthr.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  7. ^ "Partners". AQHA. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  8. ^ "ApHC Sponsors and Sponsorship Information". Appaloosa.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  9. ^ "Sponsors - National Western Stock Show". Nationalwestern.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  10. ^ "Sponsors". ARCAracing.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 

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