to Service for Over 50 Years - Truxedo tonneau
For more than 50 years our family-owned
business has led the industry with new and
innovative tarping concepts that emphasize
operator safety and convenience, product quality
and durability – with a style and appearance
we would be proud to put on our own trucks.
A quick timeline follows:
1953 The company starts out
as a shoe repair business. Edward Shorma opens
his “Wahpeton Shoe Hospital” in
the basement of a clothing store in the small
Midwestern town of Wahpeton, North Dakota
. Shoe repair spawns tarp repair, then new
tarps, tractor seat repair, new tractor seats
and repair/replacement of swather belts.
1969 The company moves to a
remodeled seed and feed building and enters
into the wood business. A growing demand for
the wooden cleats on swather belts results
in the creation of Wahpeton Canvas Company
- and a whole new line of products.
1973 The company’s 40-person
work force presses the limits of its downtown
location. A new steel building is constructed
north of town, with such luxuries as a loading
dock, office space and a steel fabrication
1975 In just a few years, the
company has expanded to producing original
equipment seats, campstools, cots and veneer-wrapped
wood for interior and exterior house trim.
1980 The Original Shur-Lok®
Roll Tarp is born.
1992 Ed Shorma’s children
purchase the truck cover division of Wahpeton
Canvas Company from their father and relocate
it to Yankton, South Dakota. The move allows
Ed to expand the wood division in Wahpeton
and positions the Yankton plant for increased
1996 A name change more closely
identifies the company - now Shur-Co.®
– with its most successful product,
the Shur-Lok® Roll Tarp.
2000 The Original TruXedo®
2003 Shur-Co.® is chosen
South Dakota Family Business of the Year .
Loyal customers, a state-of-the-art facility,
short lead times and quality products, plus
eight nationwide locations make Shur-Co.®
the largest tarp-manufacturing company in
the U.S. and all of North America .
2003 the TruXedo® Lo Pro
is introduced to our line of products.
2005 Shur-Co.® introduces
the TruXport™ tonneau cover.