Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based CURT Manufacturing announces that it has improved its receiver hitch finish at its U.S. manufacturing facility by becoming the first company in the market to use Aquence technology (A-coat).
CURT has always used a high-quality powder coat finish that is applied after sending welded hitches through multiple stages, including a shot blast, wash, and preparation system, according to a company news release.
This process results in such a clean surface that CURT can apply an attractive, high-gloss black powder coat.
Now, each hitch is also dipped in a liquid A-coat before it receives CURT’s powder coat finish. The two coatings then co-cure together in the finishing oven, providing the most rust and chip resistant hitch available.
CURT hitches now contain an opening in the frame allowing the A-coat to cover the hitch from the inside out, further protecting the product from rust and corrosion.
The addition of A-coat finishing does not only improve product quality. A-coat is an award-winning green technology. It won the 2010 Automotive News Pace Award for its environmental benefits as the technology reduces a company’s production footprint by up to 40 percent versus the more common E-coat process that many manufacturers use. This substantially reduces energy usage.
Additionally, independent salt spray tests show that A-coat is more rust and chip resistant than E-coat, making CURT’s addition of the A-coat process a win-win decision, the news release states.
CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products.
The company offers American made, custom fit receiver hitches and wiring harnesses for nearly any vehicle on the road.
They also market a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems, and related accessories.
CURT is ‘The First Name in Towing Products’ for automobile and truck hitches, as well as RV, gooseneck, and commercial towing systems.
Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada.
CURT employs hundreds of associates, primarily at their manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters which is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
CURT operates 10 regional warehouses, each carrying over 2,500 items and has been twice named a Wisconsin ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.
Address: 6208 Industrial Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (877) CURTMFG (287-8634)
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