XL Specialized Trailers is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered and customized trailers for applications in the heavy haul trucking, construction, agriculture, wind energy, and oil & gas industries. Founded in 1995 by George Wall, XL is headquartered in Manchester Iowa. The company is a leader in the heavy haul industry—and is growing quickly. XL employs hundreds of team members at its facilities in Manchester. Artisan craftspeople make up the bulk of its workforce: Welders, Machinists, Fabricators, Painters, and Final Assemblers. In line with its strategy, the company is planning for expansion, and/or acquisition, in the foreseeable future. Over 85% of XL's trailers are sold through a dealer network with the balance being via national accounts. XL is a wholly owned division of Bull Moose Industries, a privately owned diversified industrial company owned by the Caparo Group.
About Bull Moose Industries & Caparo Group
Bull Moose Industries is comprised of three divisions: Bull Moose Tube, Bull Moose Engineering, and Bull Moose Heavy Haul. Bull Moose Tube is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of mechanical tubes, sprinkler pipes and structured hollow section tubing products in North America. The Bull Moose Engineering division supports customers with product development assistance and extensive fabrication. The third division, Bull Moose Heavy Haul is the company’s latest platform launched with the February 2016 acquisition of XL Specialized Trailers.
Bull Moose Industries was acquired by Caparo Group Ltd. in 1988. Caparo Group is a London-based, diversified, global association of businesses with ~$1 Billion in revenues and access to significant capital for investment. Caparo focuses on the design, manufacturing and marketing of value-added steel and niche steel engineered products. The Group was founded in 1968 by British Industrialist, the Rt. Hon. Lord Paul of Marylebone, who remains Chairman. Today, Caparo and its associates employ more than 10,000 people in its worldwide operations across Europe, North America, and Asia.