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  • Tommy Gate


    Established in Woodbine, Iowa in 1965 by Delbert “Bus” Brown, Tommy Gate has experienced steady growth in each of the past five decades and is widely acknowledged as a leader in the industry.

    Now sold on five continents across the world, Tommy Gate’s strong reputation for quality has been built through strict adherence to the highest standards of engineering, craftsmanship, and customer service.

    In 2017, the Woodbine factory stands at over 200,000 square feet on the same piece of ground where every Tommy Gate liftgate has been manufactured and assembled for over 50 years.

    Like Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment, Tommy Gate is one-hundred percent family-owned and operated. Our partnership takes great pride in the work ethic, history, and traditions of our employees and strives to continue providing jobs and opportunities to the community we call home.

    It is a testament to the spirit of American manufacturing that both Tommy Gate and Phenix began with a single man in a garage with humble intentions to understand your craft, identify the challenges you take on, and provide solutions to help you get the job done.