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For more than 30 years, DuraClass has been producing the most innovative, productive and relied-upon line of dump bodies, hoists and dump body accessories. DuraClass products are the first choice for everyone from construction professionals to municipal contractors. Discover the quality, durability and strength of DuraClass‘s comprehensive line of dump bodies, hoists, options and equipment.

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DuraClass Then

DuraClass traces its roots back to 1901 when the Heil Rail Joint Welding Co. was founded in Wisconsin. Heil pioneered the use of electric welding to produce fabricated steel products.

In 1978, Heil opened the Tishomingo, MS plant as a manufacturing branch. In 2005, Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) was formed and purchased the DuraClass dump body brand and Mississippi manufacturing facility from Heil.

As a part of the TBEI family, DuraClass grew exponentially and leveraged its synergies with its sister companies.

DuraClass Now

TBEI was purchased by Federal Signal in 2017, making DuraClass part of one of the largest companies in the dump truck industry. Our facility in Mississippi has grown over the years from its original 120,000 sq. ft. footprint in 1978, to now reaching over 200,000 sq ft. In recent years, DuraClass has released a brand new product family – the DuraTuff™ line of dump bodies. DuraClass remains dedicated to the core values and reputation we’ve built over the decades. We are continuing to build the reputation of the DuraClass brand, which has become synonymous with our products, we are aggressively reinvesting in our production and design capabilities and are committed to continuously improving our quality and expanding our reach.

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