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ATC Truck Covers Rebuilding Production Capacity Following Fire

On February 8, a fire started in one of four buildings at ATC Truck Covers in Garnett, Kansas. No one was injured, and the company hopes to be back to full production in a new facility within 90 days.

On February 8, ATC Truck Covers—a fiberglass truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer in Garnett, Kansas—had a fire start in one of its four buildings around 1:00 a.m. ATC builds fiberglass truck caps, tonneau covers, sliding-bed systems and other fiberglass products.

“We’re incredibly thankful that no one was injured,” said ATC Truck Covers President and former TCAA (now TORA) Chairman Bobby Combs. “From what we can tell at this point in time, the safety features of our chemical storage area appear to have worked as designed, preventing any chemicals from being released into the environment.”

ATC has assessed the damage to its 70,000-sq.-ft. main production building, and it appears to be a total loss. However, the company's goal is to minimize any interruption of service to its customers. ATC has made arrangements to move its production to one of the three other buildings it has on the same property. Production will be limited while the company searches for another facility at or near its Garnett location.

ATC has a long history in the SEMA community and the automotive aftermarket and is committed to rebuilding. In as little as 90 days time, ATC hopes to return to full production with a better facility, equipment and systems that will allow the company to produce an even higher-quality product. It also plans to introduce new products to the automotive aftermarket.

The company would like to thank the community, employees, customers, vendors and its competitors for the support it has received during this period.