Manufactured in the USA!

Diamondback truck bed covers offer the ultimate ATV hauling solution, while keeping the rest of your gear dry and locked safely underneath. (Lance Schwartz/) I'm not sure what it is, but I've always been a fan of seeing how products are manufactured. Over the years, I've been in plenty of factories, including Polaris, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, and Harley-Davidson, to name just a few.

Although Diamondback has humble beginnings that date back to a pair of founders developing the concept of their truck bed cover in a Penn State University engineering entrepreneurial class, it is amazing to see how the company has evolved. What started in a garage now occupies a massive new 38,000-square-foot manufacturing facility tucked into the mountains of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania--right down the road from the infamous Beaver Stadium that houses the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Diamondback truck bed covers offer the ultimate ATV hauling solution, while keeping the rest of your gear dry and locked safely underneath. (C) Provided by ATV Rider Diamondback truck bed covers offer the ultimate ATV hauling solution, while keeping the rest of your gear dry and locked safely underneath. Diamondback truck covers are 100 percent manufactured and assembled in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. (C) Provided by ATV Rider Diamondback truck covers are 100 percent manufactured and assembled in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Diamondback truck covers are 100 percent manufactured and assembled in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. (Lance Schwartz/) As I headed out onto the production line, the first thing that caught my eye was just how clean the factory is.

For a company that makes its living cutting, grinding, bending, and drilling aluminum, the cleanliness of the operation is clearly an integral part of its manufacturing process. The factory is chock-full of CNC machinery designed to cut and bend the aluminum panels that make up each Diamondback truck bed cover. The building also houses a small army of employees.

From start to finish, a Diamondback cover is transformed from raw material to a finished product in a methodical, efficient process.

The factory uses CNC machinery that is programmed to cut and bend the aluminum panels that make up each Diamondback cover. (C) Provided by ATV Rider The factory uses CNC machinery that is programmed to cut and bend the aluminum panels that make up each Diamondback cover.

The factory uses CNC machinery that is programmed to cut and bend the aluminum panels that make up each Diamondback cover. (Lance Schwartz/) One of the coolest machines in the factory is an autonomous robot that applies the textured, protective cover to the exterior of the cover. The robot was originally designed to hang from the ceiling, but an in-house employee figured out how to mount this massive machine to the floor and automate the whole process to spray a protective layer onto their covers.

This part of the manufacturing process is the only part that leaves behind evidence of the hard work being done. Employees have to change ventilation filters in this area often.

The building houses a small army of employees. (C) Provided by ATV Rider The building houses a small army of employees.

The building houses a small army of employees. (Lance Schwartz/) While CNC machinery is used to cut and bend all of the high precision parts using a database of measurements, it's the hard work of the Diamondback employees left to weld, finish, and assemble each of the covers.

To boot, they are building covers for every make, model, and trim level of truck, all simultaneously on the same assembly line. You might see a cover for a 2022 Toyota Tundra CrewMax TRD Pro, and behind that a cover being made for a 1966 Chevy C/K pickup.

Diamondback can build a cover for everything from your new King Ranch Ford to a classic Chevy C/K pickup. (C) Provided by ATV Rider Diamondback can build a cover for everything from your new King Ranch Ford to a classic Chevy C/K pickup.

Diamondback can build a cover for everything from your new King Ranch Ford to a classic Chevy C/K pickup. (Lance Schwartz/) One of the newer offerings from Diamondback is the ability to now have your truck cover retrofitted with a rail system to accommodate either Yakima or Front Runner hardware.

This allows the cover to now have the modularity to add any of these company's accessories to the top of the cover. Not only can you keep the gear in your bed safe and secure, you can now tote along mountain bikes, kayaks, or a rooftop tent with ease.

The Diamondback logo is applied to a new truck bed cover. (C) Provided by ATV Rider The Diamondback logo is applied to a new truck bed cover.

The Diamondback logo is applied to a new truck bed cover. (Lance Schwartz/) Each of these covers are entirely made in the USA, with the help of the workforce living in Happy Valley.

In this day and age, I think this is just another excellent reason to support a company like Diamondback. It has sprouted from an idea in a classroom to a multimillion-dollar company, with a seemingly endless opportunity for growth.

This Diamondback truck cover is almost ready to be boxed and shipped to its new owner. (C) Provided by ATV Rider This Diamondback truck cover is almost ready to be boxed and shipped to its new owner.

This Diamondback truck cover is almost ready to be boxed and shipped to its new owner. (Lance Schwartz/) If you're in the market for a new bed cover, diamondbackcovers.com deserves a solid look.

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