Timpte Trailers

Timpte

Timpte

Founded in 1884 by William and August Timpte, Timpte is a manufacturer of dry bulk commodity hopper bottom trailers.

Trailer Manufacturer Profile

  • Company: Timpte, Inc
  • Parent Company:
  • Headquarters: David City, Nebraska
  • Founded Date: 1884
  • Founder: William Timpte, August Timpte
  • Traded as:
  • Subsidiaries / Brands:
  • Trailer Types:
    • Hopper Trailers
  • Other Products:
  • Website: timpte.com
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Historical Highlights

1884

August Timpte forms August Timpte Wagon and Carriage Works

William Timpte forms Wm. Timpte Carriage Works

1891

August and William Timpte merge their two shops into one company, the Timpte Brothers Wagon Company. The company designed and manufactured buggies, carriages, light spring wagons for mining, commerce and local delivery, and heavy brewery wagons.

1916

August and William Timpte retire.

Sons T.C. “Tony” Timpte and C.A. “Clem” Timpte take over the company.

1920s

The company focuses on manufacturing bodies for the early motor chassis.

1931

Timpte’s first semi-trailer was produced and was set on a chassis furnished by Fruehauf.

1938

The company begins producing trailer chassis.

1940s

During WWII, the vast majority of the company’s production was dedicated to supporting the war effort.

Tony Timpte bought out his cousin Clem and the company was incorporated as Timpte, Inc.

Product line narrowed to trailers, truck bodies, and sleeper cabs.

1953

The first level floor grain trailer was produced.

1960

Tony Timpte sells company to Ohio Brass Company.

1961

After devoting almost 50 years of his life to Timpte and the transportation industry of America, Tony Timpte died in May of 1961

1963

Grain hopper trailer developed.

1966

The Timpte division of Ohio Brass is purchased by  a group of employees and friends led by Timpte officers, Bob Ruland, Jim Lakin, Ray Bissell, and Tom Gamel.

1970

Timpte Industries, Inc., a holding company, was formed.

1973

Timpte Industries purchases Beall Equipment of Colorado and forms Timpte-Beall, Inc.

1980

Timpte opened a new manufacturing facility in David City, Nebraska devoted entirely to manufacturing grain trailers.

1983

Timpte-Beall is sold.

1986

Company opens a modern 170,000 square foot refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Wayne, Nebraska.

1988

Company sells refrigerated trailer business and the Wayne plant to Great Dane Trailers. Efforts are concentrated on the production of aluminum grain trailers.

2009

Timpte celebrates 125th Anniversary.