Progress Mfg. Inc. History
1945 – The Family Sleeper
Ed Hedgepeth started Mobile Manufacturing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mobile Manufacturing produced hitches, tow dollies, the “Family Sleeper.”
The Equal-i-zer®; Sales Corp. was developed as a division of Mobile Manufacturing.
1977– Trailer Life Ad 1970’s
During the 1970’s The Equal-i-zer® Sales Corp. published many ads in retail magazines.
The Equal-i-zer® Sales Corp. was turned into Lindon Hitch, Inc.
Lindon Hitch moved to Provo, Utah.
Lindon Hitch name is changed to Progress Mfg. Inc. to better represent the company’s value of continuous improvement in products and people.
The E2™ hitch was introduced.
The Fastway® ONEstep™ Chock was introduced.
The Fastway® Zip™ breakaway cable was introduced.
The Fastway® Flip™ automatic jack foot was introduced.
The E2™ hitch was rebranded as the Fastway® e2™ hitch, and joined the Fastway line of trailer products.