Made in Michigan: Rey Trucks | News
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Re-Source Industries in Muskegon is jumping into the fast-growing recreational activity of longboarding, manufacturing trucks that hold skateboard wheels under longboard decks.
The company sells Rey Trucks online. Re-Source Industries President Paul Kuyt says sales are good even with little conventional advertising, "It is word of mouth, and social media."
Kuyt's company already makes parts for cars, slot machines, compound bows, and hand dryers for restroom. Manufacturing parts for longboards wasn't a consideration until he and his two children took up the activity several years.
Kuyt says, "I purchased a set of trucks from another manufacturer and I just was not impressed with the quality for the price. It seemed like it was too much money and I could do a better job."
That lead to a challenge for employees at Re-Source Industries. Now the Rey Trucks line is in full productions. From a small shipping room on Getty Street the trucks are sent all over the world, "One out of every trucks we sell goes to Australia."
Longboards are especially popular on college campuses and in large cities. Unlike bicycles the boards can be stored under a desk or in a locker.
Re-Source Industries has just under 50 employees. Rey Trucks start at $139 per set.
Upcoming Events near Muskegon
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- My Town Grand Haven: Self-defense training classes offered at United Methodist Church of the Dunes
- My Town Grand Haven: Date set for Chilly Blues Music Festival
- Hands-on Help with Health Insurance Marketplace
- My Town Grand Haven: Harbor dredging awarded additional funding
- Tools for Dealing with Grief and Loss at SLDL
- My Town: MAISD board begins search to replace retiring superintendent
- College Scholarship Opportunities for Local Students
- My Town Montague: Birdhouse entries sought for gallery contest
- My Town: Baker College students heading to national competition
- My Town Whitehall: Safety and technology millage narrowly approved