LINE-X Protective Coatings Opens Master Franchise in Australia

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high-performance protective coatings, announces the grand opening of its first-ever master franchise in Australia. Based in Welshpool, the store includes a spray-booth for LINE-X applications, as well as automotive and camping accessories to appeal to the avid outdoor enthusiasts. As a master franchise, they plan to launch five pilot stores across each state as they further develop the Australian model.

“We are thrilled to be announcing our first Australian master franchise,” says Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “We are more than confident that our brand will resonate with the Australian population and can’t wait to see the brand grow throughout the country.”

Aside from the renowned LINE-X Protective Coatings products the new store will offer, there will be fantastic opportunities for future franchisees to capture the imagination of the Aussie 4wd enthusiast through their range of Truck Gear by LINE-X accessories. Additionally, they have secured a number of strategic partnerships with other local accessory brands.

LINE-X Announces Winners of ‘Race to the Finish’ Sweepstakes

LINE-X, a retail automotive aftermarket franchise and provider of high-performance spray-on bedliners, announced the winners of its NASCAR “Race to the Finish” Sweepstakes. Thousands of fans swarmed to LINE-X’s Facebook Fan Page and their local LINE-X stores to enter. Congratulations to the grand prize winner, Steve Rhodus from Avondale, Ariz. Steve and his family traveled to the Daytona 500 Race and have been gifted a race hood signed by Alex Bowman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The lucky winner of a signed race suit is Ray Fritz from Hackettstown, N.J. and the signed race helmet winner is Lori Rich from West Newfield, Maine.

“We are thrilled to finally announce the winners of our Race to the Finish Sweepstakes for 2015. Sponsoring Alex Bowman’s race car was an honor for us and we know how excited Steve, Ray and Lori are as true fans of the sport and of LINE-X,” says Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “As LINE-X continues to gain momentum in world of sports, we hope our fans will be on the lookout for more opportunities to win big like this in the near future.”

“As a huge fan of LINE-X and NASCAR, we can’t thank LINE-X enough for choosing us as grand prize winners of their NASCAR Race to the Finish Sweepstakes and for their hospitality through the whole process,” says Steve Rhodus, winner of the LINE-X NASCAR sweepstakes. “When we were notified that we were the grand prize winners of four tickets to Daytona 500 and a race hood signed by Alex Bowman and Dale Earnhardt Jr., we couldn’t believe it. Our thoroughly planned, all-inclusive trip to Florida for the race was more than we could have ever dreamed of and thanks to LINE-X, those are memories our family will forever hold dear to our hearts.”

After powering the No.5 LINE-X Chevrolet, fielded by JR Motorsports and piloted by Alex Bowman for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway last November, LINE-X kicked-off a three month sweepstakes. Fans were given the opportunity to win the hood off of the No.5 LINE-X Chevrolet race car, Alex Bowman’s race suit and helmet and four tickets and pit passes to the 2015 Daytona 500. The race suit, helmet and hood were signed by Alex Bowman and JR Motorsports co-owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The “Race to the Finish” Sweepstakes began in November 2014 and ran through the beginning of this year.

LINE-X Was Named One of Graco’s Top 20 Distributors

LINE-X, a retail automotive aftermarket franchise and provider of high-performance spray-on bedliners, announces it has been named by Graco Inc., a manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, as one of its top 20 distributors for protective coatings and/or foam and polyurea equipment for 2014. The distributors named to Graco’s 2014 list, including LINE-X, were selected based on the total of their equipment purchases from Graco during 2014.

“As a provider of spray-on protective coatings, our goal is to continuously provide high-quality and reliable materials to our nationwide network of franchises and customers across the nation,” says Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “LINE-X is thrilled to receive the honor of being one of Graco’s top distributors for 2014 and we look forward to continuing our relationship in bringing the best products and services to the market.”

For nearly 90 years, Graco Inc. has been a provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing and maintenance industries. Graco works closely with distributors around the world to offer innovative products that set the quality standard for spray finishing, paint circulation, lubrication, sealant and adhesives dispensing, process application, and contractor power equipment.

LINE-X continues to provide the marketplace with innovative coatings that tackle tough challenges with creative and unique solutions to customers and are engineered to meet the needs of virtually any industry. With a full time research and development department, LINE-X continuously drives innovation to meet the needs of everyday consumers and industries, such as trucking and railways, manufacturing, marine applications, defense industry, blast and force mitigation, petroleum and chemical, water waste treatment, and more. LINE-X protective coatings are designed to absorb impact, resist damage, and meet environmental and compliance requirements and have demonstrated these capabilities in projects, such as fire and SWAT trucks, police shields and ballistics plates, amusement park water slides, heavy machinery, and food processing facilities. LINE-X Protective Coatings is committed to the industries that utilize spray-on applications and expanding to additional locations across North America.

Customize Your Truck with New Off-Road Series Accessory Line

LINE-X‘s new custom truck division, Truck Gear by LINE-X, will be further expanding with the addition of an exclusive Off-Road Series. Truck Gear by LINE-X is a new accessory line for trucks that is being offered from LINE-X and sold exclusively through LINE-X Franchises. LINE-X has expanded their Truck Gear by LINE-X brand to now include an Off-Road Series accessory line. Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series products are inspired by the durability, ruggedness and unique appeal of LINE-X. The newest additions to the Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series include the RidgeBack Side Step, RidgeBack Front Bumper and RidgeBack Rear Bumper. Enabling franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck customization centers, the newest additions to the Truck Gear by LINE-X brand further showcase the enhanced capabilities of LINE-X and their product offerings.

Truck Gear by LINE-X enables franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck upfit and customization centers with a full line of customized accessories. Beginning in 2013, Truck Gear by LINE-X began its product line featuring several accessory options including 3.5-inch round step bars, bull bars, grill guards, 5” oval step bars, tri-fold tonneau covers, roll-up tonneau covers and hard rolling tonneau covers. For 2014, Truck Gear by LINE-X grew further to include fender flares, floor liners, and leather seat covers and is now expanding even further with an exclusive Off-Road Series. With Truck Gear by LINE-X franchisees will have direct access to the new line of truck accessories tailored specifically for LINE-X customers that will only be available at LINE-X franchise locations.

Below is a list and description of the all-new Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series accessories:

    Off-Road Series RidgeBack Side Steps
    The latest must-have from LINE-X, an Off-Road Series side step built to protect rocker panels during off-road scrapes. Truck Gear by LINE-X RidgeBack Side Steps are constructed of high quality stainless steel with .120” wall steel tube construction. Each side step is laser cut to ensure a precise fit and is backed by a Nationwide Lifetime End-to-End Warranty.

    Off-Road Series RidgeBack Front Bumper
    Truck Gear by LINE-X RidgeBack Front Bumpers are designed to have a sleek, subtle look, while maintaining factory lines and yet still demanding attention. These bumpers are laser cut to fit trucks precisely without requiring any cutting or welding. Constructed from high-quality stainless steel hardware, these Off-Road Series bumpers come with fully boxed frame horns and are backed by our Nationwide Lifetime End-to-End Warranty.

    Off-Road Series RidgeBack Rear Bumper
    Constructed of high quality stainless steel, Truck Gear by LINE-X RidgeBack Rear Bumpers boasts an extremely strong and durable construction of .120” wall steel tubing. Laser cut for a precise fit, these Off-Road Series bumpers are the perfect balance of form and function.

LINE-X Named to ‘Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15’ and ‘2014 Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises’ Lists

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings and aftermarket accessories, is honored to be named to the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15” list and the U.S. Veteran’s Magazine’s “2014 Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises” list. LINE-X has a strong history of providing successful opportunities to active military duty members as well as American veterans who have honorably served. Both the Military Times and U.S. Veteran’s Magazine identify LINE-X among the top franchises who demonstrate the best outreach, accessibility, and accommodations for service members and veterans in the nation.

“As a growing company that has been around for over 20 years, LINE-X understands the importance of loyalty, hard work, and dedication. It’s these qualities that perpetuate our continued commitment to our United States Armed Forces with the ability to provide new opportunities for military and veteran-owned franchises. Our goal is to provide the resources, support, and proper tools to succeed with intensive business and product application training, ongoing internal communications support and an engineering staff committed to creating the industry’s best protective coatings,” said Kevin Heronimus, LINE-X CEO. “We encourage any interested entrepreneurs to contact the LINE-X team or visit their local franchises for more information.”

The 2014 Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15” list represents the nation’s top franchises that have created opportunities for veteran’s based on financial incentives and support offered to current and former service members and their families. Military Times is a trusted resource for service Members and their families as an independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives. The rankings for the “Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15” list were created based the answers provided to questions about the company culture, performance of franchise units, costs associated with franchising, and the financial and other support offered to current and former service members and their families.

The annual U.S. Veteran’s Magazine’s “2014 Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises” list serves as an opportunity to bring the latest information and guidance to its readers. U.S. Veterans Magazine’s goal is to open up immediate, lucrative employment, business and supplier opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans and veteran business owners within the federal government as well as corporate America. The publication and annual list help to link companies to qualified career and business candidates from the ranks of the nation’s veterans.

LINE-X Partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation to Grant the Wish of a San Antonio Teen

Locally owned LINE-X of San Antonio, a franchise of LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wish of local San Antonio teen, Brandon to refurbish his 1997 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck. LINE-X of San Antonio helped to create this unique wish for Brandon who has Cystic Fibrosis unveiled the vehicle to him on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the local LINE-X of San Antonio along with his family, the Make-A-Wish Staff members and volunteers, and LINE-X team.

“Making Brandon’s wish come true was a great experience and to see the look on his face really set this build apart from the normal everyday work. Brandon supplied us with a rough idea of what he wanted and with the donation of time, efforts and products from a team of vendors, manufactures, and warehouse distributors we were able to make his wish come true,” said LINE-X of San Antonio owner, Josh Berg. “Make-A-Wish has the ability to do wonderful things for children with life threatening medical conditions and we are truly honored that we could help grant a wish that was in our scope of work.”

“This year, thanks to the help of generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas will make it possible for 231 kids like Brandon to experience the magic of a wish,” said Lauren Bremer, Director of Communications for Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. “We are so grateful for the support and dedication of businesses like Line-X of San Antonio to help fulfill these wishes. Line-X is helping to give seriously ill children like Brandon an incredible gift and memories of a lifetime.”

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Central & South Texas chapter grants wishes to over 230 kids each year, and uses the support of individuals and local businesses to reach as many brave kids as they can. Make-A-Wish believes a wish not only brings joy to the wish child, but to the entire community.

LINE-X is honored to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to support and provide the resources to grant the wish of a one of San Antonio’s local teens. For the full refurbishment of Brandon’s 1997 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, LINE-X coated the truck bed in LINE-X PREMIUM, a high quality, fade, rust and impact resistant bedliner coating with an ultra-violet (UV) element to keep the bedliner looking new with a long-lasting luster, even in harsh environments. Also, LINE-X installed a durable Truck Gear by LINE-X tri-fold soft bedcover with a low profile design, sitting only 1” above the truck bed, offering easy operation, premium nylon straps for secure storage and a patented auto latch, dual locking system.

With a team of over 25 individuals and the support of vendors, manufactures, and warehouse distributors additional upgrades included Fabtech 4-inch suspension kit with new factory suspension parts, Ranch Hand Grill guard, KC slimlights, Big Country 3-inch nerf bars, XD crank 20-inch black wheels, Nitto terra grapplers 305/55/20, and Magnaflow cat back kit. For aesthetics, the team also contributed a refreshed paint job, camo wrap on rocker panels, custom leather interior and a full detail job of the truck.

LINE-X Expands U.S. Locations for Protective Coatings Manufacturing

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high-performance protective coatings, announces it’s continued efforts to support job creation and domestic manufacturing by developing products and expanding locations within the United States. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., LINE-X was the first nationwide spray-on truck bedliner and protective coatings franchise and remains the only franchised system to offer spray-on truck bedliners, truck accessories, automotive and protective coatings through a nationwide network of over 380 locations in 47 states. With a dedicated full-time Research & Development staff, LINE-X continues to bring new products to the U.S. market by consistently producing the highest quality and most reliable materials available

“We are very proud of LINE-X being a U.S. based company with the ability to develop and offer products that meet the needs and interests of our customers across the nation. We are dedicated to supporting our national community with manufacturing and franchise opportunities for hard-working Americans,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “With over 20 years of franchise experience, we are committed to continuing to offer successful opportunities to individuals wanting to join the LINE-X franchise family. We welcome team members that are interested in meeting the growing needs of consumers and promoting our continually expanding product lines.”

LINE-X Protective Coatings is the industry leader in truck bed protection, offering specially formulated polymers that permanently bond to the truck’s bed for unmatched durability under the most extreme use. This high-quality spray-on application contours to the shape of the truck bed to seal and protect it from weather, road grime, scratches, dents and most household chemicals, while adding an attractive finish that both protects and enhances the value of the vehicle.

LINE-X continues to lead the marketplace with innovative coatings made in the United States that provide unique solutions to customers in a variety of industries, including residential, commercial, light industrial and military applications. LINE-X Protective Coatings is committed to leading industries that utilize spray-on applications and expanding to additional locations across North America.

Commander Series Coming to Chevrolet Dealership Near You

LINE-X Protective Coatings has announced the arrival of its all-new Commander Series Truck developed by Truck Gear by LINE-X.

LINE-X Protective Coatings has announced the arrival of its all-new Commander Series Truck developed by Truck Gear by LINE-X.

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has announced the arrival of its all-new Commander Series Truck developed by Truck Gear by LINE-X. Inspired by Duck Commander’s Willie Robertson and launched at the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500, the all-new Commander Series Truck will be available at participating Chevrolet Dealerships nationwide and will feature a variety of aftermarket accessories that will appeal to Duck Commander fans and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Commander Series Truck includes a variety of features that make it a standout. With exclusive aftermarket accessories from Truck Gear by LINE-X, the Commander Series features 3.5 inch round step bars and bedrails, each with a LINE-X finish, a performance efficient tonneau cover, custom floor liners with the Duck Commander logo and a polished SS exhaust tip. Inspired by the great outdoors, the Commander Series truck also includes Realtree MAX-5 Camo fender flares, exterior graphics and interior accents. Custom headrests and badging with the Duck Commander logo complete the package.

The Commander Series Truck package is available on 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab models and at participating Chevrolet dealerships in the United States. The theme for the all-new Commander Series Truck will resonate with LINE-X’s product application expansion and the diversification of the LINE-X Network outside of the traditional truck bedliner industry. The initial look of the exterior will set the truck apart from other vehicles on the road with graphics exclusive to the Duck Commander brand with camouflage and duck silhouettes.

LINE-X Will Be a Partner of the 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a provider of high-performance protective coatings, has announced it will be a Proud Partner of the upcoming 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 in partnership with Duck Commander on April 6, 2014, at the Texas Motor Speedway. LINE-X will also be announcing the new Commander Series Truck developed with Truck Gear by LINE-X accessories and first launched at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. LINE-X has teamed with Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander for the upcoming Commander Series Truck and Duck Commander 500 race.

“With the growing need for customization, LINE-X continues to expand and meet consumer demand with aftermarket accessories and full truck customization options. Being a part of the Duck Commander 500 is a great opportunity to continue our growing relationship with Willie and Duck Commander as well as reach our customers in a fun and thrilling environment,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “We are excited to bring the Commander Series Truck to our consumers and offer the same quality they have come to expect from LINE-X.”

LINE-X Now Offers Truck Accessories

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of protective coatings, has announced its new custom truck division, Truck Gear by LINE-X. Truck Gear by LINE-X is the newest must-have accessory line for trucks that is being offered as private-labeled accessories from LINE-X and sold exclusively through LINE-X franchises. The all-new division will enable franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck upfit and customization centers. Franchisees will now be able to offer customers the already impressive LINE-X bedliners with the addition of a full line of customized accessories.

Truck Gear by LINE-X will be the next phase of the continued expansion of the LINE-X Network to go beyond traditional bedliners. Truck Gear by LINE-X will feature several accessory options, including round step bars, bull bars, grill guards, oval step bars, tri-fold tonneau covers, roll-up tonneau covers and hard rolling tonneau covers. With Truck Gear by LINE-X franchisees will have direct access to the new line of truck accessories tailored specifically for LINE-X customers that will only be available at over 400 LINE-X franchise locations in North America.

The following is a full list and description of the all-new accessories being offered with Truck Gear by LINE-X:

Truck Gear by LINE-X 3.5² Round Step Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X Step Bars will be available in 3.5² round high quality stainless tubing. Available for GMC, Chevy, Dodge, Ford and Toyota trucks, these step bars feature an increased surface area for safer stepping. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with custom mounting brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bars will be available in high quality 3² diameter tubing with an integrated and removable skid plate to offer additional style and protection. Made from heavy duty one-piece construction, Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bars come with pre-drilled holes for auxiliary lights. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with bolt on brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guard
Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guards offer protective rubber stripping and removable headlight covers. Made from heavy duty one-piece construction, Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guards will come with pre-drilled holes for auxiliary lights. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with bolt on brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X 5² Oval Step Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X step bars offer a bold, stylish look with large step pads for easier vehicle entry. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with unique heavy duty brackets. Available in stainless steel or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Covers come fully assembled, ready to mount right from the box. With simple installation, each Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Cover is equipped with a unique clamp closure system, so strong that a vehicle can be driven with the tonneau cover folded open ­ perfect for hauling oversized loads. Custom made for each installation, the Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Cover showcases a luxurious look for truck beds, cuts vehicle drag for improved miles per gallon and protects the truck bed and cargo from outside elements.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Covers are an easy to install, soft cover with a low profile design, sitting only 1² above the truck bed. This roll-up cover offers easy operation, premium nylon straps for secure storage and a patented auto latch, dual locking system. Designed to protect from water, snow and dust, the Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Cover is made from heavy duty materials for long lasting durability.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Tonneau Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover gives full unobstructed use of the entire truck bed. Hard Rolling Tonneau Covers are tough, all-season covers that fit Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen trucks. Offering fully unobstructed use of the entire truck bed, it combines the best of the market¹s offerings of tonneau covers, with all the advantages of a soft cover in a hard exterior.