Load Hog was founded in 1997 by John and Carol Kowalski, who are majority shareholders. Over the last three years the company has developed, manufactured, and patented a unique kit that converts an ordinary pickup truck into a full-on dump truck.
Load Hog is a Subchapter S, Pennsylvania Corporation majority owned (91%) by John and Carol Kowalski. Two members of the Board of Directors own the minority position (nine percent).
It took Load Hog over a year to design and start manufacturing its products. In 1998, all of the operating expenses were incurred by the product design and development efforts. The first experimental kits were sold in 1999, with most of the year spent on product improvements. In 2000, the company started marketing the full spectrum of its products in the U.S.
The 50 million registered, 5 million unregistered, and the 3 million new pickup trucks produced annually represent a rich target environment in which to operate.
Keeping the market size in mind, Load Hog offers a kit which extends and enhances the working attributes and capabilities of virtually any pickup truck. Load Hog's conversion kit will rewrite the book on getting full utility from any pickup truck.
Load Hog has designed, patented, manufactured, and is marketing a revolutionary kit that converts an ordinary pickup truck into a full-on DUMP TRUCK.
Load Hog has juxtaposed off-the-shelf components and applied the soundest development principles to create a product of the highest quality and engineering integrity. Load Hog is not only establishing the market for this product, but also the standard by which all subsequent entrants will be measured.