In honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 22, 2012 , the team at Husky Liners® thought it was the perfect time to share the following story:
At Husky Liners®, we are passionate about hunting and fishing. In fact, it is the love of the sport that started this company. Bob Tyler has always had love for hunting and fishing. However, the mess caused by a long day of trudging through mud and snow with his lab was taking a toll on his SUV. He wanted something washable that he could place in the cargo area of his SUV and protect his vehicle's carpet... and when he couldn't find one, he decided to make one.
And so, in 1988, Bob Tyler designed the original custom fit cargo liner and set in motion one of today's most successful automotive accessory companies, Husky Liners®. The success of the cargo liner spawned many new innovations based on vehicle specific custom fit protection. Husky Liners® expanded its brand to include Custom Fit Front and Back Seat Floor Liners, Heavy Duty Floor Mats, Custom Molded Mud Guards,Aluminum Tailgates and Contractor Racks, Gear Box® Under Seat Storage Boxes, Husky Shield® Paint and Head Light Protection Film, Quad Caps™ Bed Rail Caps and a variety of other products to serve the automotive aftermarket. In the last 20 years Husky Liners® has grown to a 197,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution operation and become one of the automotive aftermarket's leading sources for custom fit floor and cargo liners as well as many other automotive aftermarket accessories.
Today Winfield Consumer Products, Inc / Husky Liners® is a privately held company, whose primary business consists of designing, manufacturing and supplying automotive accessories for light trucks, SUV's, vans and cars to the aftermarket. Husky Liners® believes that a clean, safe and efficient work environment results in the manufacturing of quality products by employees who care. Husky Liners® controls the entire process of its products, from product design, tooling and manufacturing to warehousing and distribution. Husky Liners® has a strong commitment to quality, customer service, financial strength and the well being of its employees.
Offering quality products and taking care of our customers has always been a top priority. Husky Liners® provides award winning customer service by combining our highly knowledge service staff and engineering teams to give our customers a level of service beyond the norm. Most Husky Liners® products are backed by a lifetime warranty and ship within 48 hours and as always all Husky Liners® products are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
Steven Rinella, an avid outdoorsman, author and television host, explains the true love and meaning of hunting best in his recent article, Five Reasons Why Every Day Should Be National Hunting and Fishing Day.He outlines that both hunting and fishing teach us where our food comes from, teaches respect for the land, teaches us how to handle uncertainty and more.
Not only are we avid hunters, many of our customers love to hunt and fish as well. Below is one of our favorite stories sent in from a loyal customer.
"Hunting can be messy. I have a 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab and before I hated to clean my car after a weekend hunting trip so much that I often left it overnight because I was too tired. After my fourth detail job to get rid of the stains and smells my hunting equipment left behind, I decided to get some better floor mats. I just needed something to keep my shoes, and what fell off of them, off my carpet. That’s when I stumbled upon Husky Liners. I was really impressed with how snug they fit my truck and how good they looked in it.
On the first hunting trip with my new liners I went duck hunting. We had a pretty successful day and as we started to head back, it started raining. When we finally got to our trucks I quickly threw my shotgun, bird bag, and muddy clothes in the backseat floor and headed home. When I got home I tried to muster up some energy to start cleaning my truck but ended up falling asleep. In the morning, I took out the liners and noticed that no dirt had gotten on my carpets. All I had to do was rinse the liners with the hose and throw them back in. It was so easy. I was so happy with my liners that I went out and got some Husky Custom Molded Mud Guards to keep the outside of my truck cleaner too."
At Husky Liners®, we were founded on the principles of making life easier and less messy so you can do the things you love without worrying about ruining your vehicle.
Leave us a comment and tell us your messy hunting and fishing stories. We would love to hear about what you love to do!