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Larson Announces $10.6 Million Army Contract for Barkhamsted Manufacturer, Tru-Hitch

October 5, 2018
Press Release

Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Barkhamsted-based Tru-Hitch, Inc. has received a $10.6 million contract from the U.S. Army for the procurement of critical components of the Army’s Modular Catastrophic Recovery Systems.

“Tru-Hitch Inc. was recently awarded a three year contract with the U.S. Army for new production.  The contract will be for additional MCRS (Modular Catastrophic Recovery Systems) that support combat brigades on recovery missions as well as other towing and recovery requirements.  The systems will be manufactured at Tru-Hitch's Torrington and Barkhamsted facilities.  Congressman Larson has recognized the cost savings and efficiency of using the Tru-Hitch MCRS over other recovery equipment,” said Tru-Hitch, Inc. President Martin Marola.

“This is terrific news for Marty Marola and his team in Barkhamsted and Torrington. Tru-Hitch has been working with the U.S. Army for over 26 years and has produced over 600 recovery devices, ” said Congressman Larson.  “The military knows it can rely on Tru-Hitch to meet its MRCS needs, and the women and men of our military can rely on the quality of Tru-Hitch’s devices. Under Marty’s leadership, Tru-Hitch continues to provide steady work for its 28 employees as well as support for the local economy.”

Tru-Hitch, Inc. produces the XM20 FWTRD (Fifth Wheel Towing and Recovery Device), and the XM1234 TDRT (Tilt Deck Recovery Trailer) to meet the Towing and Recovery needs of the U.S. Army both now and for the future. Tru-Hitch is headquartered in Barkhamsted, CT and has a manufacturing facilities in both Barkhamsted and Torrington, CT.