About Us

Family owned and globally known, Godwin Manufacturing Company started from humble beginnings.

On April 1, 1966, Pat Godwin came home from work and told his wife, Judy, that he had delivered his last case of soft drinks as a route salesman for Pepsi Cola. Judy yelled, “April Fools!” Pat said, “It may be April fools Day, but I will not be going back.” They had two toddlers in diapers at that time, and realizing he had quit a good, steady job, Judy cried for weeks. Judy had a job as a cashier at a local grocery store, and when she left for work each day, Pat would unplug the electric stove and plug in his welder that was situated in a detached garage. The business grew to what it is today, the nation’s largest and most successful family owned and operated truck equipment manufacturer, with nearly half a million square feet under roof.