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 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.