Video: The Inside Story of How Your A.R.E. Truck Cap Gets Built

ARE Factory Tour Video-3Ever wondered about how they build truck caps? If you’re not familiar with the industry jargon, a truck cap is what we all used to call a “camper shell.” But just as the phrase camper shell is outdated, so is the method through which they used to be produced. The modern “truck cap” is designed and manufactured through a high-tech process that makes the product of today seem like a lunar lander compared to the horse and buggy of yesteryear.

In the two videos, Part 1 above and Part 2 below, Tab Brown, the host of the show Inside Industry, will walk you step by step through the entire design and production process of how an A.R.E. truck cap (like the one you’re thinking of buying for your pickup) is made. You get to see the raw materials from which the truck caps are created, the multiple operations that are necessary to build the truck cap, and all the accessories and features of an A.R.E. truck cap, and how they are integrated into the final product that you place on your pride and joy.

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Brown explains every detail of the process in an informative and entertaining way, as he takes a plant tour of A.R.E.’s Mt. Eaton, Ohio, facility where the company manufactures A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Truck Caps and design their fiberglass truck caps. In Part 2, Brown walks you through A.R.E.’s industry leading Massillon, Ohio, facility where it makes A.R.E. fiberglass truck caps and covers. Take the tours, you’ll learn why an A.R.E. truck cap is the one you want.

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Growing up with a passion for cars, trucks and motorsports made it natural to seek a career in that direction. An education in photojournalism, a love of the outdoors and years of exploring the waters, deserts and mountains of Southern California led to working on boating, outdoor, RV and off-road vehicle enthusiast magazines. Off Road Xtreme is the newest adventure in his life-long love affair with vehicles of all types.
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