Independence Automotive Accessories by Carriage Works
Carriage Works automotive parts are available to you in Independence, MO at Chux Trux! Find all the Carriage Works accessories you need including Bumper Valance Grille Insert, Dash Panel, Exhaust Tail Pipe Tip, Fender Vent, Grille Emblem Mount Kit, Grille Insert, Grille/Hood/Bumper Valance Insert Set, Hood Scoop Grille Insert, Instrument Panel Cover, License Plate Frame, Muffler, Pedal Pad-Set, Steering Column Dress Up Kit, Valance, Valance Moulding, and much more!
About Carriage Works
Carriage Works is synonymous with uncompromising standards of engineering and quality. Carriage Works uses innovative cutting edge technology to pioneer and develop the highest quality genuine billet aluminum truck accessories available. The ultimate combination of lightweight, style and strength makes Carriage Works the consummate choice for a style upgrade to any vehicle. Carriage Works, Inc. established in 1981, utilizes state-of-the-art technology to manufacture high quality billet grilles and billet grille inserts, Billet dash inserts, billet accessories, billet steering wheels and Stainless Steel exhaust tips. None more famous than the Original billet grille (Circa 1989). Carriage Works grilles match the OEM body lines with engineered contours and profiles. Dowel rod uprights are less visible than V channel uprights. Dowel rod design allows the billet grille to fit within the OEM shell in Bolt-Over applications. Precise fitment is controlled by aerospace manufacturing tolerances ,utilizing automation and robotics that simply guarantee a perfect fit every time. Stainless steel hardware is utilized when available to prevent rusting. Multiple SEMA Excellence awards including: Design and Engineering, Best New Product and International Products. Grilles are manufactured using 6061-T6 Aircraft-Grade aluminum. Cross-bars are machined and formed from solid stock material. Grade 6061-T6 aluminum is the hardest billet material we can purchase, while still working within the production parameters determined which minimizes the possibility of rock and debris causing dents and pitting and marring the lustrous finish.
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.