Hopkins Manufacturing Acquires Roadsport Splash Guards

EMPORIA, Kan.Hopkins Manufacturing announces that it and its subsidiary, Hopkins Canada, Inc. have acquired the market-leading retail automotive splash guard product lines from NuVue Products Inc., Buffalo, New York and NuVue Products LTD. of Ontario, Canada, formerly known as Powerflow. The acquisition includes the established brand names RoadSport, Big Mudder, ProFit, BadgeZ, RoadGuard, and Defender Tow Guard; plus the inventory, patents and intellectual property for the splash guard and mud flap lines.

The acquisition supplements Hopkins Manufacturing's existing vehicle and automotive accessory product lines and leverages its North American manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

“The market-leading splash guard and mud flap products are a nice addition to our offering and grows our position in vehicle accessories,” said Bradley T. Kraft, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hopkins. “This addition expands our ability to provide our existing customers and new customers with the broadest line of automotive accessory products in the United States and Canada,” added Mr. Kraft.

“Hopkins was the logical buyer for our splash guard product line,” said Doug Ward, President of NuVue Products Inc. and NuVue Products LTD. “They amazed us with the ability to complete this transaction in these uncertain times.”

Hopkins Manufacturing will integrate manufacturing of these product lines to its Emporia, Kansas facility and will distribute from its Edgerton, Kansas and Blenheim, Ontario distribution centers, where it currently distributes its vehicle accessory, winter, towing, cleaning, fluid management and other product lines to the North American and export markets.

About Hopkins Manufacturing (Booth 814)

Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Emporia, KS, Hopkins Manufacturing is recognized as the automotive and trailer industry leader in towing electrical products. In addition to Towing products, Hopkins Manufacturing designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a number of leading product lines, including: RhinoGear lifting aids, FloTool fluid handling solutions, BrakeBuddy supplemental braking systems, SubZero snow and ice tools, Carrand and AutoSpa everyday vehicle cleaning tools and accessories, Bell and GoGear interior accessories, nVision automotive electronic safety products, Juice Performance booster cables. Hopkins Manufacturing products are sold in all leading aftermarket retailers throughout North America.

For more information, please visit www.hopkinsmfg.com

Source: Hopkins Manufacturing Press Release