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In a continued campaign to expand its product line, leading truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. recently reintroduced its .019 Aluminum Unit to the market.

A.R.E.'s Aluminum Unit - made from .019" aluminum - is a lightweight, high-quality truck cap available at an economical price. It was first manufactured in the early 1970s and has regained its popularity among truck owners looking for more truck cap variety. The .019 Aluminum Unit can be customized to meet truck owners' specific needs, offering a choice between a white, black or silver unit; solid side or full vision window models; door sizes; and awning styles.

"It is A.R.E.'s goal to offer a wide-ranging product line to help our dealer base meet customer demands and increase sales opportunities," said Bryan Baker, director of marketing, A.R.E. "The .019 Aluminum Unit provides great truck bed storage and protection for cost-conscious customers who use their trucks for everything from recreational camping trips to commercial work truck applications."

Additional options include mitered sliding front windows, battery-operated LED lights, interior lights and universal ladder racks, among others. A.R.E.'s .019 Aluminum Unit is available for most popular pickups on the road today.

During the past year, A.R.E. has expanded its truck bed storage products and accessories with Sol-A-Ray solar powered keyless entry systems, the A.R.E. Prop Light - a pin-switch activated LED light mounted inside truck caps and tonneau covers - and the SuperNet flexible cargo net for truck beds.

A.R.E. is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers with more than 500 employees at its ISO-9001:2000-certified manufacturing facilities and a network of more than 600 independent authorized dealers.

For more information, contact A.R.E. at 400 Nave Rd. S.E., P.O. Box 1100, Massillon, OH 44648; call 800.649.4ARE or visit

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October 2015
Volume 19, Issue 9

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
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Tools & Supplies   Safety
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