Hendrickson congratulates the Mid-America Truck Show, so fondly referred to as MATS, on celebrating its 50th anniversary as a leading venue where millions of trucking professionals exhibit their products. The entire Hendrickson team is honored to have exhibited 35 of the 50 years that the Mid-America Truck Show has been in existence.

As I look back over the past 20 years Hendrickson has exhibited and launched several products to the commercial transportation industry such as AERO CLAD-Stainless steel clad aluminum bumper, AIRTEK-Integrated front air suspension system, STEERTEK NXT-Fabricated steer axle, PRIMAAX EX-Sever-duty vocational suspension, HAULMAAX EX-Heavy-duty rubber suspension, COMPOSILITE EX-Steerable lift axle suspension, VANTRAAX-Slider system, ULTRA-K- Next generation slider system, INTRAAX-Integrated air suspension/axle/brake/ system, and TIREMAAX PRO-Tire pressure control system.

Other than the catfish sandwiches and the many concerts, one of the most memorable events for me was in 2013 when Hendrickson celebrated its 100th anniversary at MATS. A world-class press event with leading editors from the industry was organized and well attended. Our premier 2-story booth structure featured innovative suspension systems and components, highlighted our historic timeline, and showcased our vintage Hendrickson Truck.  We also were honored to have our Founder and his family at the booth to celebrate this event.

This year Hendrickson will celebrate their 108th year in supplying the medium and heavy-duty commercial transportation industry with innovative ride solutions. The Mid-America Truck Show, in Louisville, Kentucky, over the last 50 years, has been a wonderful venue to gather to meet new customers and old friends. We look forward to exhibiting many more years at the Mid-America Truck Show and wish MATS a world of success in the coming years.