Metcam Making Truck Bed Extension For Surveyors
Company enters truck accessory market with its new TramBed division
Metcam is adding a new division to manufacture and market TramBed, a commercial-grade truck bed extension many surveyors will find useful.
A fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for equipment manufacturers, Metcam has acquired full rights to the TramBed technology, and its new division will be operating the entire supply chain for this unique product, from engineering to manufacturing, assembly and distribution. This effort marks a major milestone for Metcam, moving it from component manufacture, assembly and logistics to complete lifecycle manufacturing.
“Metcam has long been in the business of manufacturing custom sheet metal components for our commercial customers, as well as helping facilitate much of the logistics of moving their product out the door,” says President Bruce Hagenau. “When we were approached by TramBed for manufacturing assistance, we recognized an opportunity to bring Metcam’s signature, superior quality to the product, and we elected to fully acquire and manufacture this patented technology as a subsidiary of Metcam.”
TramBed’s patented design not only extends the truck bed, but also includes easily extendable and adjustable legs that quickly stabilize the extended bed to support working loads. This allows for placement of heavy loads anywhere on the TramBed surface. Loads do not have to be evenly distributed, as with competing cantilevered bed extensions. Of even greater importance, TramBed improves the safety of bed extension solutions by creating a supported and stable environment for moving loads into and out of a truck bed. TramBed’s distinctive design will appeal to a broad market of truck and commercial van customers.
“Robust demand for commercial truck bed extensions already exists,” Hagenau says. “Where TramBed will be differentiated in the market is the reliability and durability of our fully made-in-the-USA product.” As part of its distribution model, the new TramBed division is looking to build a robust dealer network of truck upfitters. TramBed is actively seeking dealers throughout the U.S., focusing on locally-owned businesses with complementary product offerings and established channels.
Metcam is a fabricator of precision sheet metal components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) representing a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications and HVAC. Metcam’s advanced metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware insertion, robotic welding, powder painting, silkscreen and parts assembly.