FTCA Inc. today (Aug. 6) announced that it has signed a trademark licensing agreement with The Coleman Company Inc. to produce folding camping trailers bearing the Coleman brand name.
Originally a division of Coleman, FTCA was acquired by Bethesda, Md.-based private equity firm Blackstreet Capital from Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. in May.
“Rejoining this skilled manufacturer’s pedigreed products with the legendary Coleman brand is a momentous step in reinvigorating this company and creating value for our investors,” said Murry N. Gunty, managing partner of Blackstreet Capital.
FTCA, based in Somerset, Pa., produced folding camping trailers under the Destiny, Americana, Highlander and Evolution model lines. Fleetwood purchased the company in 1989.
“Our hard working and highly skilled people take very seriously their long-standing reputation of building the finest folding camping trailers in the world, and they value the reputation of uncompromising quality that is synonymous with the Coleman brand,” said James Sylvester, FTCA president. “This is a much welcomed event for the dedicated people of this company and its many dealers.”