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Aliner: A-Frame Innovator Keeps its Trailers Simple

Keeping life uncomplicated isn’t necessarily easy. But that’s what the staff at Aliner Inc., manufacturer of Aliner hard-sided folding camping trailers, and sister company Cabin A LLC, focus on – for both themselves and their customers. “It’s real easy to complicate things,” said Mark A. Tait, president of the two companies that operate as subsidies of Columbia Northwest Inc. “We try to keep things uncomplicated.” Although building relatively simple “A-frame” camping trailers,... Read more

Space Craft Carves Out Specialty Trailer Niche

Tapping into unconventional RV markets isn’t unusual for Space Craft Manufacturing Inc., a custom manufacturer in Concordia, Mo., which lays claim to having patented the first automatic slideout room in 1984. “We designed it as the request of a customer,” said Space Craft President Marsha Trautman. “He wanted a three-bedroom trailer. He was in the carnival industry and he felt there was a need for them. He was exactly right.” Trautman’s 41-year-old company, which annually builds 15 to... Read more

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