Tuf-Tug is a specialty manufacturer of fall protection equipment (FPE). Tuf-Tug’s products are primarily used by professionals in high-risk activities such as climbing and servicing telecom towers and wind turbines. Tuf-Tug’s competitive advantages include its brand reputation for quality, durability and safety record and its “Made in the U.S.A.” stamp.
Off Road Fit
Tuf-Tug is a niche manufacturing special situation which was owned by a husband / wife operating team. Off Road viewed Tuf-Tug as a good business with great potential and multiple underappreciated opportunities for growth. Tuf-Tug needed to implement several operational best practices and develop an internal salesforce to capitalize on macro tailwinds and grow meaningfully. The FPE industry is projected to grow considerably over the next 5-7 years, primarily driven by the 5G buildout, the continued growth in wind energy and other industries. Off Road’s philosophy includes finding small businesses with macro tailwinds that require professionalized management practices and alignment amongst the prime drivers of the business for its next phase of growth.