January, 1970

Scorpion Snowmobile Manufacturer Expanding

Story from Sno-Mobile Times

Trail-A-Sled, Inc., manufacturer of Scorpion snowmobiles, has doubled in size the past year and is still expanding.  An $800,000 building program gave the firm a complex covering 147,000 square feet, but it's crowded and additions to the red-orange steel frame buildings are mushrooming at the former Inland Steel Co. mining site in west Crosby.

Trail-A-Sled, incorporated in 1959 by Crosby men, Glen Gutzman, Eugene and Richard Harrison, was purchased in January of this year by Fuqua Industries, Inc. an Atlnata, Geogria based firm, which reported sales of $224 million in 1968 from its various enterprises.

Fuqua, which began as a clay products business, has added industries in the fields of leisure time market, transportation, shelter, agri-business, education and most recently, hospital administration.

Some of the firm names operating under Fuqua include Pacemaker boats, Yarbrough trailers, Ward campers, McDonough lawn care equipment, Interstate motor freight, Trojan Seed Company, and Trail-A-Sled.

Gutzman remains as president of Trail-A-Sled in Crosby; Richard Harrison as vice president; Earl Hamilton as general manager.