THE STORY BEHIND B/A PRODUCTS:
B/A Products Co. is a family owned & operated company focused on manufacturing quality products.
What began in a Hollywood, Florida storefront in 1978 started out as a simple idea; to build quality products. Mel and Enid started by building chain assemblies, punching rubber sling straps and a few other basic products. As demand and customer requests grew, items like cables, air tanks, switch panels, tow slings and door tools were added to the product line.
A 1984 move to Maryland brought more space and a more centralized location, allowing better transit times to the growing list of nationwide distributors. Mel and Enid’s daughter Lori and future son in law Fritz joined the business as well. It also brought a change to the business. Moving away from the wholesale market and becoming a manufacturer, B/A became an innovator in the parts and accessories market. We were pioneers in introducing V-Straps with J Hooks for towing, and upgrading tow chain assemblies from grade 30 to grade 40 and then upgrading again to grade 70. B/A designed and patented the best selling Rollback Tie-Down System on the market. We were also the first manufacturer to offer our chain products boxed for resale. Every few years more space was added, and we now occupy almost 70,000 square feet with further plans for expansion as our company continues to grow.
Lori’s husband Chip joined the company in 1998 and has led the diversification into areas beyond the towing and recovery market.
More products, more equipment and more employees have helped B/A become a leader in the towing, auto hauling, chain and wire rope industries. We are still family owned, committed to manufacturing quality products and offering excellent customer service to match.
We are proud to share the news that B/A Products founder, Mel Berman, has been inducted into the Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. As you may know, we lost Mel in January. He was instrumental in bringing quality, innovative products to the towing industry, helping to make this important work safer and more productive for those who do it every day. His knowledge and experience were invaluable and we are grateful and honored that his lifelong achievements are being recognized in this forum.
Experience Makes the Difference.
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Many B/A employees have been at the controls themselves and understand that a properly trained operator is a safe operator. B/A sponsors multiple training sessions throughout the year.
B/A Gives Back
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B/A Products Co. believes in giving back to the community. Recently, we have started manufacturing products which support and further these efforts.
2014 B/A Open House
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Each year, we open our doors to our Distributors and End-Users alike. Come see how we manufacture the products you depend on.
For 35+ years, B/A Products has been a leader and innovator in the industry because we pay attention to the needs of the person that is actually using our product. This enables us to provide the highest quality product for you, or the “Best Available.”
B/A Products tests the Working Load Limit of every single product before it leaves our warehouse, to assure your safety. Learn more about our testing in Specs & Usage.
We listen and value your feedback when updating and/or creating new products for the industry. B/A recently partnered with an End-User on creating the new Balldog™ Plus. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your feedback so we can continue to improve our products!
B/A Products Co. often custom manufactures products and assemblies for our Distributors.
We manufacture our products in Columbia, MD. Right here in the USA.
Excellent Customer Service & Support
Providing the best possible customer service is always our top priority. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if our customer service team can help you with anything. (800) 327-3301
Sales & Distributor Relations
B/A Products Company is proud to have a strong distributer network representing our products worldwide. We are able to support our distributers through marketing materials, catalogs, customer service, and hands on training. Our sales team has many years’ experience in the fields they represent and are able to work with distributers and end user alike. You can find our staff at dealership open houses, trade shows and national training events year round.
Product Development & Manufacturing
B/A products company was started over 35 years ago because of a need for 1 part number, 1-100 rubber tow slings, since then we have worked with OEM’s, designers, trainers, dealers and end users to development the largest assortment of products available today. We are constantly working on new designs that we have created or have been brought to our attention by others. We appreciate the partnership we have with these people and are always looking for new product ideas to make your job easier and safe. if you have a product request please feel free to contact us directly.