Brand FX Body Co. said it is realigning manufacturing plants, moving into new territories, and broadening the scope of the products it offers as a result of its acquisition of GemTop Manufacturing Inc.

Brand FX said the acquisition paves the way for it to aggressively expand its sales, marketing and distribution into the Northwest, as well as boosting GemTop sales by adding fiberglass work tops to the company’s existing line of GemTop steel caps and lids for light commercial trucks.

The GemTop plant in Clackamas, OR, will be used to assemble and stock Brand FX products in addition to GemTop products. GemTop products will also be manufactured and stocked at the Brand FX plants in Keller, TX, and Swea City and Manson, IA.

GemTop will share Brand FX’s current executive management, and will utilize the same type of plant-based engineering and production management organization that is employed in existing Brand FX plants.

GemTop and Brand FX dealer networks will continue to operate independently.