IT may seem as if the trend for heavily modified Baggers is a recent one, but that is clearly not the case, given that Fat Baggers, Inc. (FBI) is celebrating 10 years in business in 2014. "I am very proud of what we have accomplished over the past ten years,” said company President and CEO Gary Chipp, “and I am excited for what the future holds!"
|Phil Day has joined Fat Baggers Inc. as Production Manager|
The company was started by Chipp in 2004 when he launched with his original ‘Fat Tire Kit’ for use on Bagger models. Over the years the range of parts available has continued to expand and now includes complete high-end touring motorcycles as well as parts and accessories. Today FBI occupies a 35,000sqft facility with its own paint, graphic and design team, a full machine and fabrication shop, frame manufacturing facility, powder coating facility, and fiberglass and injection molding departments.
A significant change to the business this year was the appointment of Phil Day, formerly the owner of Daytec, to the role of Production Manager at FBI. Day brought with him over 20 years of experience in the motorcycle industry, specifically in frame design and production, as well as suspension and handling, and when he was running Daytec he was responsible for the design of the frames used by FBI for its proprietary line of high- end Baggers.
“I have worked with Phil since 2007 and am excited about new product opportunities,” said Chipp at the time of Day’s appointment to the role at FBI.
“I am excited to be here and anxious to continue the tradition of producing quality frames,” said Day, “and with the recent changes in the industry, I feel there is great opportunity in applying what I have learned to FBI.”
The addition of Day to the team at FBI is not the only significant change as the company marks its 10th anniversary, but Chipp has announced that he will be opening Fat Baggers Europe in September. The new operation will be based in Sweden and will be distributing Fat Baggers products across all of Europe, as well as being the European reseller of the FBI Motor Co. line of production motorcycles.
FAT BAGGERS, INC.
Chariton, Iowa, USA
Tel: 641 774 7499