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MASSILLON, Ohio – A.R.E. Accessories, a leading truck cap and fiberglass tonneau cover manufacturer, has entered into a joint marketing partnership with LED light technology experts Rigid Industries(r).  This arrangement will provide both companies with opportunities to offer new and innovative products to A.R.E.’s consumer and commercial truck cap and tonneau cover audiences. The first product offering is a Rigid E-Series LED Light Bar available as optional equipment on A.R.E. fiberglass MX Series truck caps, which are available for most current model year pickup trucks in all cab and bed configurations. The MX Series cap sports an aerodynamic raised roof design that provides extra headroom and storage capacity, and has a full walk-in door option for easy rear access. The light bar will be factory installed on new caps, and can also be easily retrofitted to any existing A.R.E. MX Series truck cap.
A.R.E. and Rigid’s partnership grew out of both companies working together on a number of notable project truck builds, including the most recent award-winning vehicle, a 2015 Ford F-150 Extreme Sport project truck, which received a Ford Project Excellence Award and a Mothers(r) Choice Award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in November.
A.R.E. plans to incorporate Rigid’s lighting technology into a number of new products, adding style to the company’s well-designed fiberglass tonneau covers and providing functional work use lighting for the Deluxe Commercial Unit Series of commercial truck caps. According to Todd Hoffman, A.R.E. president and CEO, “There is a logical synergy between our companies, and we are proud to be able to offer Rigid’s quality lighting solutions to enhance the A.R.E. user experience.”
For more information about the new partnership and product offerings, visit , email or call 330-830-7800.

About A.R.E. Accessories
      A.R.E. began manufacturing aluminum frame truck caps in 1969 and has become a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers.  At its ISO-9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities, A.R.E.’s more than 700 employees create the products that are sold through a network of more than 650 independent authorized dealers.  For more information, contact A.R.E. at 400 Nave Rd. S.E., P.O. Box 1100, Massillon, OH 44648, email, call 330-830-7800 or visit
About Rigid Industries(r)
     Thanks to its unparalleled patented Hybrid(tm), Specter(tm) and Hyperspot(tm) optics and its torture-tested housings, Rigid Industries(r) is a world leader in the forward projecting LED lighting industry. Rigid Industries(r) ranked 316th on the Inc. 500 list for 2014 and ranked as the fastest growing off-road LED lighting manufacturer in America. Rigid LED lighting products can be used in a plethora of applications across industries such as: agriculture, construction, emergency response, industrial, marine, military, mining, and, of course, off-road and power sports. Rigid Industries(r) is committed to providing top-notch, innovative technologies and always guarantees a quality product which has been designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA. For more information and a comprehensive list of products, visit or follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

A.R.E. MX Series Lightbar


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