Independence Automotive Accessories by Dee Zee
Dee Zee automotive parts are available to you in Independence, MO at Chux Trux! Find all the Dee Zee accessories you need including Grille Guard, Liquid Transfer Tank, Mud Flap, Nerf/Step Bar, Rocker Panel Moulding, Running Board, Running Side Box Board, Tailgate Cap Protector, Tailgate Protector, Tool Box, Truck Bed Mat, Truck Bed Rail-to-Rail Tool Box, Truck Bed Side Rail Protector, Truck Bed Side Rail Tool Box, Truck Cab Protector/Headache Rack, and much more!
About Dee Zee
LIFE should not be a hassle. Dee Zee strives to offer products that make your truck or SUV fit the way you live your LIFE. Our steps (Running Boards and Nerf Steps) make it easier to get in and out of your vehicle. Our Tool Boxes give you extra lockable storage, and our Floor Mats help keep your carpet cleaner. Personalize your vehicle to fit your needs and your LIFE. Dee Zee is here to Add More LIFE to Your Truck. Innovation is under the roof at Dee Zee. With various facilities to house robotics, various machines and to accommodate production processes, Dee Zee is equip to set trends in the market. From tool and die, stamping, production and finishing processes, Dee Zee has the technology to cut costs and adapt to the market needs. How can Dee Zee processes help your business? Dee Zee was among the first to offer factory controlled powder-coat protection to their aluminum products. Whether the coating is clear or black, the powder-coat finish prevents oxidation on the material and guarantees the ease of soap and water cleaning. Dee Zee has the ability to put some materials through an in-house vacuum metallization process. A very thin layer of metal is applied to the desired surface to produce a brilliant shine. Dee Zee uses this process primarily on racing wheels, but can be used on several types of products due to the range of colors it can produce. When Dee Zee is in need of a new machine or die, they dont have to look far. Dee Zee operates Tool and Die facility to produce in-house machines, CNC machining programs, and die castings. Dee Zee also operates a stamping facility with various presses to produce complex die stampings. The uses of robotics in Dee Zee facilities provide accuracy and efficiency. The robots not only allow Dee Zee to keep the cost of their products lower, but ensure damage free product handling and precision welding techniques.
About Chux Trux
Chux began as an idea back in 1990. At the time there were very few automotive accessory stores and mini trucks were very popular. I was a mini truck enthusiast. After working in the world of auto parts for most of my life and after that the cell phone business and part time pin-chaser in a bowling alley, I put together a business plan using books from the library, consulted with some guys I knew from a local wholesale automotive supplier and started going to banks for funding. I visited quite a few banks but after about 9 months, I was granted an SBA backed loan and started looking for buildings. After a long search I ended up at a small shop that sat way back off the road in Independence, Mo. on the east side of Kansas City. The building had been a Taylor Rental store (division of Stanley Tools) and Taylor had many years remaining on the lease even though they had closed the store. On June 1, 1991 Chux Trux opened for business. The first day I sold 1 bugshield. That’s all. The first month we totaled 12,000 in sales. Same the second month. There was one other employee at the time but he didn’t always show up for work. After a month went by, I let him go. For the next two months I sold and installed everything. The business was growing. In September, Shawn Shipers wandered in and we hit it off. I asked him if he needed a job and he said yes. He was from Pattonsburg, Mo. I had never heard of it. Today, we have grown to multiple locations with over 2 dozen employee’s, including a commercial division selling B2B including car dealers, contractors, municipalities and more.