US Trailer Parts & Supply at 40
To overcome a mid-life crisis of complacency, the Chicago-based parts distributor combines its a proven 'old-school' approach with big investments in the latest technology
FORTY years ago, Adam Cyze Sr., a veteran of the trailer parts business, was keenly aware the OEM-oriented distribution model made getting parts unnecessarily difficult for repair shops. So he had the idea to launch an all-makes trailer parts supply business to serve the Chicago area, and US Trailer Parts & Supply was born.
“I give him a lot of credit,” son Joe Cyze, current USTP principal and president, recalls. “He had the vision of not having to run around to each individual dealership. Lo and behold, he scraped up some money and started the company.”
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