Betts & Vipar Heavy Duty Ink Supply Agreement

Betts & VIPAR Heavy Duty Ink Supply Agreement

Fresno CA (January 21, 2011) Betts Spring Company announced today the execution of a supply agreement with VIPAR Heavy Duty, Inc. (Crystal Lake IL), a leading distribution network serving the heavy duty transportation sector.

The supply agreement positions Betts to promote its market dominant brand of mud flap brackets and related components through VIPAR Heavy Duty’s distributor network, comprised of over one hundred fifteen (115) distributors and five hundred (500) locations throughout North America.  Together with its Life-Time Fenders brand, an already well respected VIPAR Heavy Duty supplier, Betts provides VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors with a spray suppression product portfolio of unparalleled depth.

Mike Betts, President of Betts Spring Company, stated “We are honored by the opportunity to serve VIPAR Heavy Duty and their valued fleet customers.  Regional and national fleets can now secure the entire portfolio of Betts heavy duty products through the extensive VIPAR Heavy Duty distributor network – a true win for the heavy duty supply chain.”

Stephen R. Crowley, President and CEO of VIPAR Heavy Duty, added “VIPAR Heavy Duty prides itself on offering leading brands of recognized quality, innovation and value.  Betts and Life-Time Fenders branded spray suppression products certainly meet that profile.” 

About Betts Spring Company

For over one hundred forty (140) years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Spring Company has practiced daily the mission of its founder and decorated spring maker William Michael Betts I – “Building Well, Serving Better”.  From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts has developed into a diversified concern that serves heavy duty transportation, aftermarket automotive and other industrial sectors with innovative, patented products and services made in the USA.  For more information, please visit

About VIPAR Heavy Duty

VIPAR Heavy Duty is North America’s leading network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors serve the needs of their customers from over 500 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors are specialists, who understand the needs and demands of their local, regional, and national customers, for quality parts and exceptional service. For more information, visit