American Towman Magazine - September 2022

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Towman Tribute

Some jobs aren’t all that heavy. These Jerr-Dan 2019 W 900 and 2020 T880 60/50 rotators were on display at a car show sponsored by Hix, and they had a free bicycle raffle for kids. You can see the bike hanging from the winches.

Hix Wrecker Service Indianapolis, Indiana Matthew C. Fueston is a writer, editor and PR specialist in the B2B space and has been writing for almost 15 years about “big iron” equipment and the men and women who rely on those machines. From towing and recovery, to underground and openpit mining, to oil and water drill rigs, he has always put the story of the real people in the field first and foremost. He may be reached at matt@

Secrets of Success For 65 Years and Counting By Matthew C. Fueston


ooking back over the last several decades, imagine a small business weathering a whole slew of setbacks. These included the Covid pandemic, the Great Recession of 2007-’09, the techbubble burst in the ‘90s, the farm crisis of the ‘80s, the inflation and price controls of the ‘70s, and the economic slowdown in the late

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‘60s, among others. Now, imagine a small business not only enduring these pressures, but also prospering and growing—all while owned and operated by one single family! Hix Wrecker Service can not only imagine that scenario—they lived it. Familyowned and operated since 1957, today this firm provides towing services 24/7 to