Parts supplier celebrates 75 years

| 2/25/2003

Phillips Industries is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The company was built on a signal arm patented by Phillips founder Hugh Phillips, who began selling truck parts to produce haulers in 1928. The company began manufacturing the reflective signal arm two years later.

Today, Phillips Industries is a creator as well as distributor of a variety of commercial trucking products, serving both OEMs and the aftermarket. Among the products made by Phillips are the Quik-E Gladhand, the Sta-Dry line of water-resistant connectors and electrical equipment and wire assemblies manufactured in Phillips facilities.

Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, Phillips has received several industry awards, including Ford’s Q1, Freightliner’s Master of Quality Awards, PACCAR’s Preferred Supplier Award, Volvo’s ISO 9002 and QS 9000 certification.