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Hopkins Names J. Scott Mosteller to Senior Vice President of Operations

July 9, 2020

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces the addition of J. Scott Mosteller as Senior Vice President - Operations. Scott will have responsibility for all supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution operations for Hopkins.

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Hopkins Acquires Roadsport Splash Guards from NuVue

April 29, 2020

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it and its subsidiary, Hopkins Canada, Inc. have acquired the market leading retail automotive splash guard product lines from NuVue Products Inc., Buffalo, New York and NuVue Products LTD. of Ontario, Canada, formerly known as Powerflow.

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Hopkins Acquires the RCR Automotive Line from Loxcreen

February 28, 2020

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Hopkins Canada, Inc. has acquired the automotive related product lines from Loxcreen Canada LTD., Ontario, Canada, a subsidiary of M-D Building Products, Inc. (“M-D”), Oklahoma.

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Hopkins Introduces New Brake Buddy® 3 Series

August 5, 2019

 

Brake Buddy® has introduced two entirely new portable auxiliary braking systems, the Classic 3™ and Select 3™ that raise the industry’s highest level of performance, safety and ease of use for consumers.

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Hopkins Earns Multiple Industry Innovation Awards with OXICLEAN™

December 4, 2018

 

Emporia based Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation earned the industry’s most prestigious packaging innovation award at the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) held October 30 – November 1, 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Hopkins Names Duke R. Vair to Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

November 28, 2018

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces the addition of Duke R. Vair as Vice President Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer. Vair will lead and direct all Human Resource related activities for Hopkins, at its’ ten locations around the world.

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Hopkins Celebrates 65 Years

August 20, 2018

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation celebrates its 65th year in business today. Founded in 1953 in Emporia, Kansas by E. L. (Bud) and R. E. (Gene) Hopkins, the brothers developed various body shop tools, including an effective tool to aim vehicle headlights.

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Tanner’s Select® Launches New Website

August 6, 2018

 

Tanner’s Select® invites visitors to explore its new website. The all new TannersSelect.com website creates a visually compelling story for the long heralded Tanner’s Select® brand of natural leather chamois.

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Hopkins Continues to Grow – New Kansas Distribution Center

May 11, 2018

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it will open a new distribution center in Edgerton, Kansas to support the continued growth of the business. The Edgerton facility is centrally located in the Inland Port VIII at the Logistics Park, adjacent to the BNSF Intermodal Facility.

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Brake Buddy® Launches New Site

March 5, 2018

 

Brake Buddy® invites visitors to explore its new website. The brakebuddy.com website has been refreshed to offer the ultimate user experience with improved navigation and functionality. The site includes many new features to help users quickly navigate the site and find the product or information they need.

 

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Hopkins Acquires Tiger Accessories Group

January 5, 2018

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it has acquired Tiger Accessories Group, a leading supplier of Vehicle Lighting and Cleaning products in North America. Tiger Accessories was a subsidiary of MAT Holdings, Inc. a diversified automotive and consumer products company.

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Hopkins Acquires Acme Chamois

September 5, 2017

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it has acquired Acme Chamois, the market leading supplier of genuine leather chamois products in North America. For 65 years, the company’s chamois has been marketed under the widely recognized Tanner’s Select® brand. Acme Chamois has been a part of Acme Sponge and Chamois Co., Inc.

 

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Hopkins Acquires AirPower America

March 27, 2017

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces it has acquired certain assets of Kristus, Inc. d/b/a AirPower America. AirPower is a leading supplier of oil/ fluid extractors and air pumps marketed under the TopSider, LiquiVac and MaxAir brands.

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July 9, 2015

 

Hopkins announces the addition of L. Curtis Strong as Vice President of Product Design and Regulatory Compliance. The position is based out of the Hopkins headquarters in Emporia, KS.

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Hopkins Names New VP of Product Design and Regulatory Compliance

Bell Automotive Recognized for Excellence

June 8, 2015

 

AutoZone, one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States, recognized Bell Automotive with their prestigious WITTDTJR (What It Takes To Do The Job Right) award. The award is given to companies who demonstrate extra initiative to satisfy the employees and shoppers at AutoZone.

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Hopkins Acquires Bell Automotive Products

May 14, 2015

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces it has acquired Bell Automotive Products. Bell is a leading supplier of Interior Protection, Tire Safety and Vehicle Accessory products marketed under the Bell®, Victor™ and Monkey-Grip™ brands.

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Hopkins Opens New Distribution Center in Miami, OK

February 18, 2015

 

Hopkins announces completion of a state-­of-­the-­art 84,000 square foot distribution center in Miami, OK. The new facility will utilize cutting-­edge technology to assist in meeting the growing demand of Hopkins’ global customer base while significantly improving its logistics capabilities.

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Join Hopkins at the NATM Tradeshow in New Orleans

February 9, 2015

 

Hopkins announces that they will be attending the NATM Tradeshow in New Orleans February 12 and 13. The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers is the voice of trailer manufacturers and suppliers in the areas of trailer safety regulations.

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Hopkins Names Rick Stempien to Vice President of Sales

December 15, 2014

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces the addition of Rick Stempien as Vice President – Sales. Stempien will lead and direct the sales activities for Hopkins with its leading market positions in the automotive and recreational vehicle aftermarket.

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Hopkins Wins Industry’s Top Innovation Award

November 20, 2014

 

Emporia based Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation earned the top innovation award at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) held November 4-­6, 2014 in Las Vegas. Pre-­registered buyers and show attendees recognized the Suds-­N-­Spray Foaming Wash System™ as the best new product in the appearance chemicals and car care category.

 

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Hopkins Partners With The Manning Group

September 10, 2014

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced that it has signed Tom Manning Associates, a leading manufacturer's representative group focused on the Recreational Vehicle market, to represent all Hopkins categories to the channel.

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Hopkins Expands Miami, Oklahoma Facility

May 19, 2014

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced that they have broken ground on an additional 80,000 square foot warehouse at their Miami site. A Ground Breaking Ceremony was held at the Miami, Oklahoma facility to celebrate the construction of the warehouse expansion.

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Hopkins Establishes Hopkins Canada

April 17, 2014

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced that it has established Hopkins Canada, Inc. in Blenheim, Ontario Canada. “Establishing this location and renaming as Hopkins Canada, Inc. is a natural evolution of our strategy to expand our presence in Canada,” said Bradley T. Kraft, Hopkins’ President and CEO.

 

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Hopkins’ Brake Buddy® Brand Recognized As Industry’s Best

December 1, 2013

 

Emporia based Hopkins® Manufacturing and Brake Buddy® earned the Gold Motorhome Magazine Readers Choice Award for the towed vehicle braking product category. Motorhome magazine asked subscribers to select their favorite products for 26 different RV related product categories. More than 130,000 subscribers named Brake Buddy as the best supplemental tow brake system available.

 

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Hopkins Wins Product Showcase Award at AAPEX 2013

 

November 1, 2013

 

Emporia based Hopkins Manufacturing earned the top innovation award at the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) held this week in Las Vegas. Pre-registered buyers for this year’s showcase cast nearly 5000 votes and recognized the Hopkins Towing Solutions® - Smart Hitch Camera and Sensor System as the best new product.

 

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Hopkins Turns Sixty

August 20, 2013

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation celebrates its 60th year in business today. Founded in 1953 in Emporia, Kansas by E. L. (Bud) and R. E. (Gene) Hopkins, the brothers developed various body shop tools, including an effective tool to aim vehicle headlights. The “Hoppy Headlight Aimer” became an icon in the body shop industry.

 

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Hopkins Acquires Mallory®

August 5, 2013

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced that it has acquired Mallory®. Founded in 1891, Mallory is the leading Canadian provider of winter snow tools and the North American leader in automotive window squeegees.

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Hopkins Announces Marketing Partnership with Rain-X®

April 5, 2013

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today a marketing partnership with Rain-X®. This partnership unites Hopkins’ market leading cleaning tools with the #1 brand of automotive glass care solutions.

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Hopkins Acquires TowDaddy

March 1, 2013

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it has acquired the TowDaddy product line. This acquisition strengthens Hopkins as the leading provider of towing electrical products to the recreational vehicle and automotive aftermarket.

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Hopkins Introduces FloTool® Absorbent

November 5, 2012

 

HOPKINS, a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket products, is pleased to announce an expansion of its market-leading FloTool® fluid management accessories business with the introduction of FloTool High Performance Absorbent™.

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Hopkins Acquires F3 Brands

April 3, 2012

 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it has acquired the assets of F3 Brands, the leading provider of oil drains, drain pans, lifting aids and automotive ramps. F3 is the non-fuel containment business of Blitz USA.

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Hopkins Wins Prestigious Marketing Award

November 1, 2011

 

Emporia based Hopkins Manufacturing earned top marketing honors at the 2011 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) held last week in Las Vegas. The award recognized the companyʼs new packaging for their vehicle-to-trailer wiring products.

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Brandon Dexter
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(620) 340-8496

brandon.dexter@hopkinsmfg.com

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