The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has left hospitals around the country in dire need of lifesaving supplies. In Litchfield, Minn., the Meeker Memorial Hospital was facing a serious shortage of emergency supplies, including IV stands, due to the projected influx of COVID-19 patients.

Towmaster Trailers and Truck Equipment is one of several sponsors of a new hands-on, interactive and fun career exploration event that connects education and industry for high school sophomores in central Minnesota. "Ignite Your Future" is hosted by Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, Minn., and is geared toward contributing to the regional economic and workforce needs.

Monroe Truck Equipment Inc. , founded in 1958, is a leading manufacturer and installer of products in the custom trailer, municipal snow and ice, and commercial work truck industries. It goes to market under its Towmaster and Monroe Truck Equipment brands through seven Midwest locations and distribution partners throughout the United States and Canada.

Monroe Truck Equipment Inc. founded in 1958 in Monroe, WI, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and upfitter of products in the municipal snow and ice, commercial work truck and custom trailer industries. It goes to market under its well established Monroe Truck Equipment (MTE) and Towmaster brands through seven Midwest locations and distribution partners throughout the United States and Canada.

Hickory Homes & Properties Inc. (HH&P) was founded by Enrico Galli over 30 years ago (1986) in Westchester County, N.Y., as a real estate investment company. His son, Gilbert Galli turned it into a small-scale property maintenance company. Today, the company is operated by Enrico's grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Galli.

Whether you are a contractor that operates a large outfit with lots of earthmovers or a small builder with just a compact loader and skid steer, if you use heavy equipment, none of the pieces are of much use to you if you cannot easily get them to the jobsite.

Towmaster's Truck and Trailer Education Expo on July 10 drew more than 500 people from all over the state of Minnesota. Departments of Transportation, municipal, county and township workers attended to see new equipment, plow trucks and trailers; visit with vendors; take factory tours; and attend education sessions prior to being served a lunch.

Towmaster (Monroe Towmaster LLC) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in flatbed equipment trailer manufacturing and its 10th Anniversary in truck body manufacturing and truck equipment distribution. In 1978, Harlan Palm sold the first official Towmaster brand trailer designed to haul skid-loaders.

Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (“Monroe”) today announced it has acquired Towmaster, Inc., based in Litchfield, MN, manufacturer of high-quality tag and large fifth-wheel trailers for the construction and rental markets. In addition, Towmaster is a manufacturer, distributor and installer of truck equipment for the municipal and commercial markets specializing in snow and ice-related equipment.

Moving a heavy object or piece of equipment from one place to another involves transporting that object in some manner, whether it be human strength, animal power or in most instances — trailers. There are as many types of trailers available as there are jobs that need items hauled.

Despite inclement weather, Towmaster Inc. held two successful events July 11 and 12 at its Litchfield, Minn., plant. The first event was an employee appreciation night. On July 11, Towmaster's employees brought their families to the plant to show them where they worked and the quality products they make at the plant.