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    Emporia, Kan.-based Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. announced that it has signed the Tom Manning & Associates, a leading manufacturer’s representative group focused on the recreational vehicle market, to represent all Hopkins categories to the channel. According to a press release, the partnership bolsters Hopkins’ ability to reach and support RV dealers with the company’s industry towing electrical and RV braking products.

“The Manning Group is recognized for their high levels of customer service to RV dealers as well as their expertise in the auxiliary braking category,” said Ken Braaten, Hopkins’ vice president of sales. “As the distributor of the Unified Tow Brake for the past five years, the entire Manning team has developed exceptional knowledge of braking technology.”

“We are pleased to add Hopkins to the leading brands we represent,” said Tom Manning, president of Manning & Associates, which covers the entire U.S. and Canada. “The addition of Hopkins has enabled us to add additional people, which will improve our ability to service RV dealers. We have been so impressed with BrakeBuddy and the new Stealth that we are confident that UTB dealers and users will see this as the superior auxiliary tow brake solution. This provides the best of both worlds, having the portable BB Classic and Vantage Select tow brakes and the permanently installed Stealth” he added.

For more information visit www.HopkinsMfg.com.