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TORA Member Spotlight: DEFCO Trucks

By Ashley Reyes

DEFCODEFCO Trucks has been named the SEMA Truck & Off-Road Alliance’s (TORA) newest member spotlight company. In SEMA’s Q&A with company partner Seth Gortenburg, he shares DEFCO Truck’s breakthrough moment and what projects the company is working on in 2021.  

SEMA: Tell us the story of your company. How did your company start?

Seth Gortenburg: We started our company recently after purchasing the assets of DEFCO Trucks.

SEMA: What was your company’s breakthrough moment?

SG: Our company’s breakthrough moment was finishing our first two conversions and gauging the reaction from potential customers.

SEMA: Tell us about your business now in 2021 and what are some projects you are working on?

SG: We just completed a ’21 F-250 and ’21 F-450.

SEMA: Tell us about a product that you are proud of.

SG: Our trucks run 43-in. tires with very modest lifts by replacing fenders and quarters.

SEMA: What advice do you have for young professionals contemplating a career in the automotive aftermarket?

SG: The aftermarket is strong. Build what you love.

Fill out an TORA-member spotlight form to highlight how your company is contributing to the truck and off-road specialty-equipment industry. Selected candidates are eligible to be featured on TORA’s social media, SEMA eNews and future TORA member updates.