About Aluma Trailers

Aluma manufacturing plant in Bancroft, IA

Aluma manufacturing plant in Bancroft, Iowa

Trailer manufacturing plant in Emmetsburg, IA

Aluma manufacturing plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa


Historical aluminum trailers that lastHigh quality, durable trailers of today

In 1992, Dean Maschoff was asked by some of his friends if he could make them a trailer out of aluminum to haul their golf cars around with. It took several months of building trailers for friends before Dean could make one for himself to use! The popularity of the light weight trailers led Dean to start a small company for building them, which he called Aluma, Ltd.

In 1995, the increasing demand for his trailers necessitated a move to a 12,000 square foot building in Bancroft, Iowa. Aluma employed five people and built an average of two trailers per day. 1998 brought more growth and the need to double the size of the manufacturing facility to 24,000 square feet.

Deciding to concentrate on designing trailers rather than managing the growing business, Dean sold Aluma to KLM Acquisition Company in 2000. While KLM Acquisition Company performs the daily management operations, Dean continues to do what he loves and designs new models for Aluma, enjoying seeing the company he created grow as each year passes.

Since 2000, Aluma has expanded twice more. In November 2012, the company purchased a 105,000 square foot building in Emmetsburg, Iowa. After updates and preparations, the building will be functional by spring of 2013. The facility will provide space for warehousing, production, research and development of the enclosed trailer line. The expansion is expected to add new jobs and help shorten lead times.

Manufactured in Compliance with NATM GuidelinesWe build an average of 50 trailers per day and ship them to all 50 states and Canada. We are proud to offer a 5-year warranty on all of our products, the best warranty in the industry!

Aluma trailers are light weight, strong, rust-free and offer years of worry-free use. With over 60 models of open utility and enclosed cargo trailers to choose from, you're sure to find a perfect trailer for any need!