Towing Products Maker Wins Exporter Award

Sep 28, 2013

Torklift International, a maker of hitches and aftermarket parts for the RV and automotive industry based in Sumner, Wash., was recently named Exporter of the Year by the World Trade Center-Tacoma division.

The World Trade Center Globe Award was presented to Taylor by Bob Drewel, Puget Sound Regional Council executive director.

“Torklift International’s products are sold in the towing, RV and trucking industries, and as the governor said, a good safe product is always going to leave those industries in a better shape,” Drewel said. “The company started exporting in 2005, and now their products are sold in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Dubai, Spain, Britain and Belgium. Russia will be Torklift’s newest market this year. It’s a remarkable spirit that is exhibited there.”

“My dream is to build this company into an organization that can be proud of the fact that we can develop products throughout the camping industry that bring fun and joy to families not just here in America, but all throughout the world,” said Jay Taylor, Torklift International general manager. “We have accomplished that. We have passed on the message to others. We are fulfilling the dreams each and every day with product development and new opportunities for employees to grow.”

“I promise you that we will continue to grow our company, so we can continue to grow our community,” Taylor said.