Bushtec acquires TRIGG Trike Kits

Publish Date: 
Jan 20, 2014
By Vince Guerrieri

JACKSBORO, Tenn. -- Bushtec Products Corp., a maker of trailers and hitches, has announced its acquisition of TRIGG Trike Kits.

The owners of TRIGG, David and LaNell Bell, have been making trike conversion kits in their hometown of Cadiz, Ky., and said they felt it was time to leave the business.

"We are delighted Bushtec will take TRIGG to the next level," said LaNell Bell. "Their quality and business integrity is a great match for TRIGG. Bushtec's reputation for commitment to customers and dealers was important to us. David and I have always provided quality and service to our customers. We know Bushtec will do the same."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trigg will keep its current contact information, including its website, but operations will be moving from Cadiz to Bushtec's 50,000 sq. ft. factory in Jacksboro.

The Bells started making trike kits in 2003, to serve disabled and aging motorcyclists. As demand increased, the company incorporated in 2009, and now offers kits, with reverse capabilities, to fit Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycles, and -- if need be -- return to the original two-wheel configuration.

"We welcome the opportunity to add another top line brand to the Bushtec family," said Keith Simpson, Bushtec general manager. "TRIGG will fit right in and thrive among our product assortment. TRIGG Trikes will serve our primary clientele and complement Bushtec products. Our hitches accommodate motorcycles on two or three wheels and efficiently pull Bushtec trailers or Bunkhouse campers."

Bushtec is a manufacturer of motorcycle and small car trailers and hitches.

"TRIGG is a natural fit for our company. We acquire family-owned companies to help see their dreams come to fruition. Bunkhouse was acquired in 2012 and we're happy to see that product into its 30th year in 2014," said Gary Sipes, Bushtec vice president of sales and marketing.

TRIGG will join Bushtec and Bunkhouse at all rallies during the 2014 season, the company noted.