This article was published in the May 2020 edition of NTEA News.
NTEA recently met up with Clark Truck Equipment Co. Inc., headquartered in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Founded in 1948 by Hobart Clark, the company began as a small body and repair shop. In 1950, Hobart fostered a relationship with Bud Harsh, who manufactured Harsh hoists. After implementing expansion plans utilizing the Harsh hoist, Hobart changed the business’s focus from body repair to truck equipment. He furthered that growth by becoming a distributor of farm bodies manufactured by J.H. Weir.
When Hobart retired in 1970, he sold the company to the Harsh family, owners of Harsh International. In 1986, current owner Andy Brown purchased the entire corporation, including Clark Truck Equipment. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in one of the largest agricultural counties in the U.S., Harsh International (the parent company) continues a tradition of commitment to quality.
Clark Truck Equipment is located on approximately 15 acres in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Learn more at clarktruck-in.com.
Clark Truck Equipment is located in West Central, Indiana, on approximately 15 acres, with four buildings, three warehouses averaging 24,000 square feet, a central office, 8,450 square-foot shop building and 16 full-time employees.
It specializes in selling utility bodies, platforms, liftgates, dump bodies, snowplows, salt spreaders, toolboxes, hooklifts and van bodies for municipal, fleet and commercial truck dealer markets.
The team credits the business’s success to excellent customer service, quality products and motto “The truth always fits.” Company growth stems from dedicated employees who understand customer needs, coupled with superior workmanship and products.
Employee dedication is exemplified by having (before retirement) two shop technicians with 32 and 38 years of service, respectively, as well as office employees of 21, 51 and 54 years of dedication.
An NTEA distributor member since 1974, Clark Truck Equipment is part of the Association’s Member Verification Program, which recognizes eligible work truck industry companies for outstanding business practices and successful implementation of quality standards.
For more information, visit clarktruck-in.com or call 765-362-4101.