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Zip’s Truck Equipment Opens Second Location in Detroit Metro

May 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Industry News

David and Tiffany Rottinghaus

On May 4 and 5, Zip’s Truck Equipment held the grand opening for their newest branch located in Taylor, Mich., one mile from the Detroit Metro Airport. Multiple product and equipment vendors, the owners of Zip’s Truck Equipment and the new team from the Taylor location were present. Nearly 200 guests came to see Zip’s Truck Equipment’s state-of-the-art parts store, indoor truck showroom and 12-bay service facility.

Towing owners and operators explored the virtual communication capabilities of the showroom kiosks and shopped aisles of specialized towing and truck equipment parts and accessories.

Zip’s Truck Equipment opened the branch in late March. The 28,000-square foot facility was built to replicate the services offered at Zip’s headquarters in New Hampton, Iowa. Zip’s specializes in the sale and financing of automotive towing equipment, including a wide variety of tow trucks, wreckers, rollback car carriers, multi-car haulers and related equipment.

In addition, Zip’s has expanded many product lines to include snowplows, trucking-related accessories and more. The metro Detroit location offers a complete body up-fit service department with experienced wrecker mechanics, a full sales and service staff, a large parts and accessory store with in-stock availability on most products, over 30 new and used in-stock wreckers, carriers and trailers, and financing for trucks and other equipment.

Originally, Zip’s Auto Body was established by Harry and Vivian Zipse in 1955 in New Hampton, Iowa. In 1974 Paul Rottinghaus began working for Zipse. After 12 years of being involved in all aspects of the business, Rottinghaus purchased the company and changed the name to Zip’s Truck Equipment. Since 1986, Paul and Margo Rottinghaus have expanded the product lines, added over 80 employees and built a custom facility to meet the unique needs of the business and their customers.

David Rottinghaus, Paul’s son, along with his wife Tiffany, relocated to Michigan in late 2011. The building, which is within one mile of the Detroit Metro Airport, went under extensive renovations before being open to the public. David and Tiffany work at the location full-time and manage daily operations.

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New Zip's location's parts and accessories showroom.