Better Built Tool Boxes
For over two decades, we have taken pride in our products and dedication to quality. Being a family owned company, we understand traditions and community lifestyle. Innovation, quality products, customer service, and a philosophy of response to customer needs are among the many reasons Daws Better Built has become the leader in the truck accessory aftermarket.
Daws Manufacturing Company, Inc. was established in March and purchased Betterbuilt Company. Following this acquisition, a second Florida aluminum truck toolbox manufacturing company was acquired in June 1990 – the automotive division of Aluminum Fabricated Products, the original aluminum truck toolbox manufacturer in the United States. In September, Daws moved to its present corporate home at 8811 Grow Drive, Ellyson Industrial Park, in Pensacola, Florida.
In February, Daws acquired Road Quest from Fabwell, Inc. This 13-year old firm, based in Elkhart, Indiana, produced automotive aftermarket products of aluminum. Road Quest also produced several composite material products in its facility. Monroe Bulldog Truck Accessories in Parsons, Tennessee was acquired in September 1995 adding to the automotive aftermarket group. Known for top-quality tubular products in steel, Bulldog Truck Accessories had emerged as the leader of these products in the U.S. Better Built shifts the majority of tool box production to it’s Juarez facility and begins re-tooling it’s Pensacola facility for more specialized high-tech manufacturing needs. Looking to expand market share, Better Built continues it’s investments in new technology and machinery to provide more accurate and timely manufacturing as well as saving money on the production line. One of the major investments was a laser cutting machine for precision manufacturing. In addition, Daws Manufacturing is transitioning into the era of robotics with it’s investments in robotic welding arms.