A shoe repair shop opens in Wahpeton, ND moves into tarp repair and then new tarps.
Growing tarp demand results in the creation of Wahpeton Canvas Company (WCCO) – and more new products.
The Original Shur-Lok® roll tarp is born. No more climbing on trucks and trailers to tarp and protect your products! This simple, yet reliable invention revolutionizes the tarp industry.
The truck cover division splits off from WCCO and relocates to Yankton, SD.
A name change to Shur-Co® more closely identifies the company with the Shur-Lok®, its best-known product.
Shur-Co® enters the auto accessories field with its TruXedo® tonneau cover line (later spun off as its own company under new ownership in 2007).
Acquisition is made of a highly automated metal fabrications operation, giving Shur-Co® unmatched capabilities in the tarp industry.
Shur-Co® is named South Dakota’s Family Business of the Year.
Shur-Co® moves into trailer automation with the launch of the 3500 Series electric upgrade for the Shur-Lok®. Much like Shur-Lok’s intro over 25 years ago, the 3500 is unlike anything else on the market, completely revolutionizing the electric tarp industry.
State-of-the-art expansion allows Shur-Co® to keep up with increasing product demand, bringing the company’s total manufacturing area to 150,000 square feet.
The ProTrap® electric hopper opener and the industry’s first five-channel SMARTransmitter® are launched, giving the customers a complete SMARTrailer™ line of products.
An important milestone, Shur-Co®, LLC is formed with the existing management team and sparks unprecedented growth and global market expansion.
Shur-Co® is acquired by PCM Companies.
Shur-Co®, LLC acquires Donovan Enterprises, a top name in construction and waste container tarp systems, with locations in Michigan, Florida and the UK, positioning itself for global growth.More products are added to the Shur-Co® line: exclusive SMARTransmitter® remotes, 4500 Series HD electric tarp, LiteALL™ LED work light packages, DuraPull™ semi-auto pull tarp and IronSide™ side dump tarp system.
Shur-Co® acquires Brantford, Ontario (CAN)-based manufacturer Roll-Tite™ thus entering the flatbed trailer cover systems market. Roll-Tite™ is rebranded a ShurTite™.
Shur-Co’s® global reach expands with product sold to over 30 countries across 6 continents every year.
Growth continues apace for Shur-Co®, LLC. A new branch dedicated to ShurTite™ installs and repairs is opened in Sioux Falls, SD. The Shur-Co® of ND branch moves into a new 24,000 square foot facility in West Fargo, allowing for increased installation capabilities and better product distribution. And, finally, the Shur-Co® of IL branch, having outgrown its previous location, relocates to a new 16,000 square foot facility in Decatur, where it adds ShurTite™ installations to its already busy shop activities.
Shur-Co® celebrates 25 years in the Yankton, South Dakota community.Launch of SWAT® roll-off tarping system for waste market.
Shur-Co® acquires Ruff'n Tuff Tarps in Caldwell, Idaho. Re-branding the Caldwell location Shur-Co® of Idaho gives Shur-Co® a corporate presence in the Pacific Northwest of the United States allowing for better sales and service of the region.
Shur-Co® opens a new 45,440 square foot service facility in Vermillion, SD.
Shur-Co® is acquired by Behrman Capital.
Shur-Co® acquires Dawbarn in Wisbech, UK, expanding product offering and manufacturing. Launch of waste and chip trailer cover system, APEX™.
Launch of new waste market roll-off tarp systems: QuickFlip4™ & SWAT® SA. Launch of ShurLink™ next-generation wireless control system.