Dakota Trailers Manufacturing Inc. Acquired By Trail King Industries

Released May 1, 2015 

MITCHELL, SD and YANKTON, SD – Today, Trail King Industries, Inc. announced that it has acquired Dakota Trailer Manufacturing Inc.,
a nationally recognized manufacturer of Aluminum Grain Trailers for the agricultural market.

Trail King, as a leader in the manufacturing of agricultural, commercial, construction, material hauling, and specialized hauling equipment 
made this acquisition as part of the company’s long-term strategic growth plan. The acquisition sets the stage to expand and complement
Trail King’s agricultural product line which will now include Aluminum Grain Trailers, ranging in sizes from 21 to 51 feet. By adding this 
product line, Trail King not only strengthens its existing agricultural offerings, but also reinforces its commitment to fully serve its dealer 
and customer base.

“Our sights are set on continuing to exceed dealers’ and customers’ expectations by providing new solutions that complement Trail King’s
current offerings,” said Bruce Yakley, President and CEO of Trail King. “Trail King’s proven success, widely-recognized brand value and 
expansive dealer and customer reach makes it an exemplary home for Dakota Trailer with boundless possibilities for the future,” 
said Brian Strahl, President and Owner of Dakota Trailer.

For inquiries, please contact:

Ron Duda, Corporate Truck Sales Manager
Redhead Equipment, Regina, SK

 About Trail King

Trail King Industries, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of agricultural, commercial, construction, material hauling and specialized hauling equipment. Equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mitchell, SD and West Fargo, ND, Trail King, with over 750 employees, manufactures over forty different types of trailers, with load capacities ranging from 6,000 lbs. to 1 million lbs. Trail King is supported by a network of almost 400 dealer locations across the U.S. and Canada, in addition to marketing and selling its products to customers in South America, Europe, Asia, and other locations around the globe. For over 40 years, Trail King has built a reputation for quality, reliability, and performance that is unsurpassed. Trail King can be accessed online at www.trailking.com.

About Dakota Trailer
Dakota Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., headquartered in Yankton, SD, began as Hawkeye Manufacturing in 1968, and for over 45 years has seen consistent growth and expansion. The company’s niche is in the manufacturing of their elite Aluminum Grain Trailers of which they have over 13 grain hopper models that are sold through their dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. Dakota Trailer can be accessed online at www.dakotatrailer.com.