NATDA Magazine Nov/Dec 2017 NM_Nov2017_FINAL2 - Page 21

TASKMASTER COMPONENTS TO LAUNCH REVOLUTIONARY MARINE TRAILER WHEEL Taskmaster Components is preparing to launch the Dark Matter steel trailer wheel with its innovative ESR (Extreme Salt Resistance) Finish. ESR is set to revolutionize the trailer wheel market. This remarkably durable matte black coating is sprayed on, and eliminates the need for the environmentally harmful galvanizing process; The Dark Matter wheel performs better than galvanized wheels in the salt spray test chamber. MIDSOTA MANUFACTURING EXPANDING AVON, MN FACILITY Minnesota-based Midsota Manufacturing is adding capacity to their facility in Avon, Minnesota. With 30,000 square feet of space, Midsota Manufacturing’s team will handle sandblasting, painting and finishing in the new building. The new facility will help streamline the manufacturing process to meet the growing demand from Midsota Manufacturing’s network of dealers across the continent. Construction began on the new facility in early September and will be online in early 2018. “We are absolutely thrilled with the test results of our new ESR finish, said Tom Walker, Taskmaster Component’s CEO. “A sprayed-on finish lasting more than 700 hours in the salt spray chamber is unheard of in the wheel industry.” After being exposed to weather and salt water, galvanized wheels develop an unattractive oxidization on their surface. This oxidization is referred to in the industry as “white rot”, ESR is set to do away with unsightly white rot while capitalizing on a trend in the trailer wheel market: customers want aesthetically pleasing trailer wheels. Trailer wheels are not just about utility anymore. This wheel allows the customer to have both an attractive and maintenance free wheel. The new wheel is available in both spoke and modular options ranging from 13 -16” beginning this fall. For more information, call  800-289-8667 or visit taskmasterproducts.com. www.natda.org Along with the new facility, Midsota Manufacturing is implementing a Parts Department with a full-line Parts Catalog. These additions will give dealers easy access to a wide selection of trailer parts, from axles and tires to electrical and hydraulics. Parts will be readily available to ship via ground, truck or trailer loads. Midsota Manufacturing plans to introduce the Parts Catalog to its dealers in the coming months. For more information, please visit www.midsotamfg.com. More trailer news on page 22 NATDA Magazine 21