About Magnum

How Magnum® Began

In a sentence: we started as enthusiasts more than 30 years ago and we evolved into manufacturers. For years, we operated as Magnum Manufacturing Inc., in multiple small buildings in central Maine – because that’s all we had: a small cut shop, a small weld shop, a powder coating booth – and, of course, a small, small office. Magnum® was the American small business success story: a startup in a garage that developed into something much more.

Then and Now

While the small garage still stands, the company has moved on. Magnum® is now a product line of DuraMag®. The original founder, Bill Cleaves, continues as an owner to design and oversee production in our 150,000 square-foot space in central Maine. His commitment to innovation in the truck accessory industry, and staying ahead of the curve, is legendary.

F3 MFG Inc’s location in Waterville, Maine.
DuraMag’s location in Waterville, Maine.

The DuraMag® Team

As a brand under DuraMag®, the Magnum® product line continues to expand with ambitious goals of releasing new truck accessories on a monthly basis. And if anyone can deliver, it’s DuraMag®. With a seasoned ownership team, we have 85 years of collective manufacturing experience. Over the last 40 years and numerous businesses, our team has employed more than 4,000 workers nationwide, with a track record of being a leader in every market segment that we have participated in. You can be confident with our team; whether you’re an end-user or a truck accessory distributor, we’re prepared to give you an excellent product the first-class service.

Our Commitment

In our community, our goal is to employ as many hard-working craftsmen as possible. At a time when many businesses are committed to replacing humans with robots, we’re not. It’s just our philosophy where we believe in giving back. To our customers, our goal is to provide you with products that make your truck stand out above all else – whether it’s on the construction site or simply to impress someone that’s important to you; to make your truck so striking that strangers ask you where you bought your rack with the cool lights (this will happen). And to make you so satisfied and excited that you want to spread the word: Magnum®.