Liberty, North Carolina based GFM Industries, parent company of fiberglass trailer manufacturer ParkLiner, issued a release regarding a new partnership with Uniontown, Ohio based Little Guy Worldwide. According to the release, ParkLiner, always a factory direct manufacturer, will team up with Little Guy to market and distribute their fiberglass trailers in a traditional dealer network, something not often, if ever, seen with this type of trailer.
ParkLiner way back in 2012, was a then 2 year old company was trying to find its legs. Since then, they’ve changed ownership in GFM Industries and have really started to make some progress. Now with this announcement of teaming up with Little Guy, the future looks pretty bright. According to the press release, “This partnership ensures customers are able to receive the highest quality products, outstanding service, simplified parts ordering, and a comprehensive store of accessories to meet your needs as a result of the companies’ combined 20 years of experience serving the RV industry.”
Known for years for their marketing and distribution expertise, Little Guy will undoubtedly give the same energy to the ParkLiner as they have distributing their teardrops, as well as the current Serro Scotty* (see below). We hope to hear from this duo in the near future to get some more insight on this partnership.
Serro Scotty Travel Trailer
*LITTLE GUY WORLDWIDE TO MANUFACTURE SERRO SCOTTY TRAILERS AT NEW PLANT
GREEN, OHIO – Little Guy Worldwide, distributor of the most popular models of teardrop camping trailers in the USA, will develop a new line of trailers under the Serro Scotty brand name, the iconic campers that fueled a small-trailer craze in the ’60s and ’70s.
The Serro Scotty brand expands the Little Guy lineup of vintage-style trailers that thousands of camping enthusiasts have purchased from RV dealers around the world.
“Scotty trailers are a big part of the rich camping heritage of America,” said Joe Kicos, owner and president of Little Guy. “We are very excited to add the Scotty trailer brand and history to the Little Guy family.”
Kicos said Scotty brand strengthens the company’s reputation for offering smaller, high quality trailers to customers looking for fun and simpler camping adventures.
“Our customers tell us they want to get back to basics,” Kicos said. “The new Little Guys and Scotty’s do just that. Campers can make lifetime memories in the comfort of these modern trailers.”
With their classic teardrop shape, Little Guy trailers have become the most identifiable and economical teardrops on the market. From 20 units sold in 2002 when Kicos founded the company, to the thousands of trailers providing enjoyment in the USA and other countries today, the growth of Little Guy sales continues.
John Serro founded the Serro Scotty Co. on July 4, 1957, with a vision of manufacturing affordable family campers. The company was headquartered in Irwin, Pennsylvania. A 1997 fire destroyed the Irwin factory, ending the family’s trailer-building business. “I could not have picked a better organization outside of Little Guy Worldwide to bring back the Serro Scotty” said Gary Pirchl, the grandson of John Serro. “They have built such a great community under the Little Guy brand and the Serro Scotty name will make a great addition.”
During that time, dozens of Scotty Clubs made up of fans of the trailer sprang up all along the East Coast. Serro purchased 300 acres in Rockwood, Pennsylvania, east of Irwin, and in 1962 developed Scottyland, a campground
just for Scotty trailers.
Little Guy Worldwide recently announced its expansion strategy into the distribution of high-end campers and trailers at a new 169,000 square foot facility. Little Guy Worldwide has reserved another 200,000 square feet of space for future expansion.
See Serro Scotty http://serroscottytrailers.com/
Redacted from The Small Trailer Enthusiast, January 12, 2017, and reprint from the press release from Little Guy Trailer, July 22, 2016.