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Press Release

Automotive Accessory Manufacturer, T-Rex Truck Products, Joins CMTA

Sep 22, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. –The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed T-Rex Truck Products, Inc. to the organization today. The off-road accessory and utility rack manufacturer operates its three brands, T-Rex Grilles, Zroadz Off-Road Products and US Rack, out of its headquarters in Corona, California.

“Every manufacturing job creates more than two other jobs in the economy,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “Manufacturing is the backbone of America’s workforce, and T-Rex Truck Products lives up to that promise at its 55,000-square foot facility in Southern California where over 100 employees manufacture an array of products shipped across the world.” 

T-Rex is known as the world leader in aftermarket grille design and manufacturing for trucks. Its diversification into off-road exterior accessories and truck utility rack segments has positioned the company to take further advantage of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. 

“Our mission is shown in the quality of every product we sell. We design and manufacture some of the most innovative aftermarket truck accessories in the industry,” said Ben Mizban, CEO of T-Rex Truck Products.

T-Rex’s uncompromising quality begins with advanced 3D CAD design and engineering, along with rigorous product testing for fit, finish and durability. Their manufacturing processes include laser cutting, CNC forming, tube bending, rolling, welding and fabrication.


About CMTA

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit CMTA’s website.

About T-Rex Truck Products:

With over 30 years of cutting-edge development, T-Rex is a leader in aftermarket product design and manufacturing. Their state-of-the-art 55,000 sq. ft. Southern California facility supports over 100 American jobs through manufacturing, research & development, marketing and administration. For more information, visit their websites at, and

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