DICA Celebrates 30 Years

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa – DICA marked its 30th anniversary in the outrigger pad and accessory business this summer.

In 1988, company founder Dick Koberg set out to design and manufacture outrigger pads that were long lasting and easy to use.

“Making outrigger pads safer by designing products for strength, durability, and ergonomics has been a guiding principle for our company since the beginning,” said Kris Koberg, CEO, and second-generation leader of the company. “Those values are central to our DNA and although our product line has grown significantly over the past 30 years, those values continue to guide our product development today”.

The range of equipment that DICA now works with has changed considerably during its tenure.

“When we started out, we were focused on the utility industry and bucket trucks, because that’s where the interest came from,” said Dick Koberg. “As operators, fleet managers, and safety managers in other industries began to see the benefits of fiberglass and engineered thermoplastics … the range of equipment and industries that we needed to service grew as well.”

Today, DICA provides engineered solutions for equipment ranging from RVs, light-duty equipment trailers and aerial equipment, up to 500-ton capacity cranes.

“We would not have achieved building a better outrigger pad if it were not for the trust and support of so many customers, vendors, and industry associations, and the hard work and dedication of our employees,” Kris Koberg said. “We are very thankful for our history and wanted to take a moment to celebrate that with our team in June. We’re tremendously excited and focused on the current and future needs of equipment users in the many industries we serve.”

To learn more, visit www.dicausa.com.