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Movers & Shakers: CTech Breaks Ground, BOLT Lock Rep of the Year

By SEMA News Editors

CTech Manufacturing Breaks Ground on New Expansion

CTech Manufacturing has officially broken ground on its second major expansion in less than five years. The Weston, Wisconsin-based storage manufacturer is adding an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to an existing location within the same business park as the current headquarters. This effort closely follows an 80,000-sq.-ft. expansion that was completed in 2019. 

CTech Manufacturing rendering

Rendering of CTech Manufacturing's second major expansion and proposed final results.

The new building will house an additional powdercoat line, plus automated fabrication and assembly equipment to support all of CTech's current product lines. 

"We continue to thank our customers for putting their trust in CTech for delivering high-quality aluminum storage solutions. This expansion will help support the rapid growth we have been experiencing and continue to prioritize our industry-leading delivery times," said Mike Greenheck, vice president of CTech.

Completion of the new expansion is targeted for early 2025, with additional manufacturing capacity coming online immediately thereafter. Progress will be well documented across the company's social-media platforms for those eager to stay up-to-date with the project. 

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Gunnar Smith, R&R Marketing, Named Bolt Lock Sales Representative of the Year for Second Time

BOLT Lock has selected Gunnar Smith of R&R Marketing as the company's "2023 Sales Representative of the Year." This is the second time Smith has received this award, having also earned the distinction from BOLT Lock in 2019. Smith was presented with a trophy at the BOLT Lock booth during the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, October 31-November 3.

BOLT Lock Rep of the Year

(left to right) Jason Buckles of BOLT Lock honored Gunnar Smith of R&R Marketing as the BOLT Lock "2023 Sales Representative of the Year" at the SEMA Show.

"Gunnar always goes above and beyond in his efforts to market our family of BOLT Lock products. He is always proactive, persistent and has superior dedication to serving his customers, both manufacturers and the distributors," said Jason Buckles, BOLT Lock sales account manager. 

Smith covers the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida for automotive aftermarket manufacturers' representative firm R & R Marketing. He is based in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Smith is a member of SEMA and SEMA's Young Executive Network (YEN). He is also a member of the Custom Automotive Network (CAN).

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