Aluma News

NATM Approved Safety Videos

At Aluma every trip and every load is valued, we strive for a safe ride.

We’ve made NATM approved safety videos to demonstrate the proper steps to safely hooking, loading, and securing your haul.

NATM Approved Safety Videos

Hooking up your Aluma trailerHooking Up Your Trailer

  • Properly attaching your trailer to your vehicle is a must for safe transport. Failure to hook up a trailer to your hitch correctly can cause serious damage to your vehicle and your trailer. While also being a hazard to other drivers around you. Watch this video for the proper steps to a safe haul.
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20151028 weight distribution - 8114SR trailer on the highwayWeight Distribution

  • Proper weight distribution is key to a safe ride. Too much tongue weight can weigh down the vehicle and at high speeds may cause the ride to sway. At the same time, too much tail weight can cause the tongue to lift when detached from the hitch. Avoid these dangers by watching this video which demonstrates proper weight distribution on your trailer.
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Trailer safety & maintenance - tie down processTie-Down Process

  • Locking your load down is important for safe transportation. Aluma trailers come standard with several tie down points. Watch the video for proper steps for securing your load and tips for a safe haul.
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Pre-Departure Safety Checklist

For additional safety instructions, here’s a link to NATM’s “Before You Tow” checklist.

New Aluminum Trailer Models

We are proud to introduce some new models to our aluminum trailer line-up!


8114SS & 8114SR Utility Trailers

Take your pick of all solid sides OR ramps and solid sides!

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8114SR Shown

8200 Super Heavy Trailer

Two 7,000# axles and 16" tires! What are you going to haul?

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8214HSTilt Trailer

This popular model is now available with a tilt bed!

04 24 2015 8214hs tilt light utility trailer


Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Visits Aluma Factory

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Visits Aluma FactoryAluma was very pleased to host Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Thursday, April 23rd. The Governor was out making business visits. He tries to visit as many businesses as he can each year.

Governor Branstad's main focus is to visit with business owners, find out what issues they are facing and how he can work with them from the state government level. His goal is for Iowa to be a good partner with Iowa-based businesses. The discussion included what the state government is doing to improve the business environment in Iowa.


Back, left to right: Bob Mortenson (engineering), Steve Vaske (engineering manager), Jim Wood (warranty manager & vendor relations), Kevin Lloyd (owner), Mike Lloyd (owner & CEO), Charles Oppedal (Bancroft plant manager), Al Laubenthal (sales manager)

Front, left to right: Carmen Moser (Palo Alto County Auditor), Lori McGuire (office manager), Governor Terry Branstad, Jim Tonderum (Emmetsburg plant manager), Bob Glarner (IT manager)

Aluma Employees Donate to Shayla Bee Fund

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Aluma Employees Donate to Shayla Bee FundAluma employees Chris Myhre, Cory Weishaar, and Daryl Klier devised a plan and option for all employees to make charitable donations to the Shayla Bee Fund.

The donation drive was kicked off on April 15, 2015 for employees to sign up by May 1, 2015. Each employee is able to contribute any amount of money they choose to be withdrawn from each paycheck. Aluma will write a quarterly check for the full amount donated to the Shayla Bee Fund. Each quarter, all employees enrolled in the donation program will have the chance to win a paid day off, compliments of Aluma. When the quarterly donation is made, Aluma will also draw 3 names of employees enrolled in the program, take them out to lunch then let them make the donation on the employees' behalf.

Anyone who has questions about what the Shayla Bee Fund is about can go to their website or look them up on Facebook.

Pictured in the photo are Daryl Klier (Aluma Shipping), Lindsay Nagel-Perez (Shayla's Mother), Cory Weishaar (Aluma Floor Supervisor), Dana Schmidt (Shayla Bee Fund Treasurer), Chris Myhre (Aluma Safety Supervisor), and Jerry Faulkner (Shayla's Grandfather and Shayla Bee Chairman).

Thanks to all of Aluma and the employees for helping a great cause. 

2015 ALS Black Woods Blizzard Tour & Pond Hockey Tournament

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Aluma is very proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 ALS Black Woods Blizzard Tour and North American Pond Hockey Championship!

The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is the largest snowmobile fundraiser ride in the world. It is a 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser for The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter. The Tour's motto is to 'Never Surrender.' This ride to fight ALS helps people with ALS and their families in our service area. The Black Woods Blizzard Tour starts with a reception at the Black Woods Grill and Bar in Proctor, MN, Wednesday evening, January 28th. After a night's stay at the local AmericInn and Best Western Plus, riders depart Thursday morning for Lake Vermilion where they enjoy dinner and accommodations at Fortune Bay Resort & Casino. On Friday morning participants ride down the scenic North Shore to Two Harbors where Black Woods Grill & Bar hosts dinner. Riders spend the night in local hotels. Riders return to Proctor on Saturday, January 31st. Buses transport riders for a welcome home Celebration Dinner hosted by Black Woods at Cirrus Aircraft.

Aluma has donated an AE714TAV trailer to the event, which will be auctioned off the last night of the ride. Aluma dealer Widdes Trailer Sales is also a sponsor and active participant on the tour. For more information on the Black Woods Blizzard Tour, visit their web site:

The North American Pond Hockey Championship is another ALS fundraiser that begins on Thursday, January 22nd and runs through Saturday, January 24th. Free concerts each night by Bellebottom, The Johnny Holm Band and Chris Hawkey highlight the tournament. Aluma has donated a 638 utility trailer to be auctioned off.

For more info on the tournament, visit their web site: