Our Story

The name Novae originated from a discussion regarding the Latin root of the word for innovation: to bring something new.

We live and work in Indiana, the heart of farm country and the center of American manufacturing. Here, values matter.

Novae Corp. started making trailers in January 2001 with the idea to offer quality products with great service, deal fairly with people, and recognize that suppliers, employees, community and customers are all important to success.
Our purpose is to create opportunities for people to make their lives better and to leave a legacy of positive impact.

  • Good character
  • A strong work ethic
  • A service mindset
  • Accountability
  • A drive to improve

Living these values, we have become one of the best professional trailer manufacturers in North America. A very strong and committed team at Novae has rewarded us with 15 years of continuous growth.

  • 1995

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Novae Corp. was founded in 1995 with the development of the Proslide® Self Retracting Sulky. This provided a solution for commercial lawn professionals who were tired of walking behind their mowers. There were other sulkies on the market, however they all used wheels. The unique features of the Proslide are that it not only glides over bumps and ruts, providing a smoother ride for the operator while enhancing the desired striping effect on the lawns; it also effortlessly retracts up and out of the way when you step off.

  • 1998


    Novae Corp. introduced the Gridiron Custom Tool Storage System, a modular tool storage for power equipment such as backpack blowers, string trimmers, chain saws, etc. The Gridiron allows a user to build the system exactly as they need it and add to it as their business grows.

  • 2000


    Novae Corp. acquired the assets of Sure-Trac trailers and in 2001 began producing their first trailers. Through innovative designs, steadfast attention to detail and best business practices, Sure-Trac quickly gained advantage in the utility trailer marketplace.


  • 2005


    Novae Corp. opened our headquarters in Markle, IN.

  • Inc 500


    Inc 500

    Novae Corp. was named to Inc. Magazine’s “Inc 500,” a list of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the United States, and has been listed by Inc. Magazine every year since.

  • 2008

    I-69 Trailer Center

    Novae Corp. opened the I69 Trailer Center, our retail location at our headquarters in Markle, IN. This flagship store functions as a model of how a trailer dealership should operate, allowing us to beta test new products and methods prior to release nationwide. Today the I69 Trailer Center is the premier trailer dealer in Northeast Indiana.

  • 2009


    In 2009, during the Great Recession, when other trailer manufacturers were closing their doors and watching their revenues drop by 30 to 50%, Novae Corp. was posting record growth and profitability.

  • 2010

    North Manchester

    With strong growth and profitability, Novae Corp. opened our second manufacturing location in North Manchester, IN.

  • 2011

    3rd Largest

    Novae Corp. became the third largest manufacturer of utility trailers in North America and remains the largest exporter of utility-type trailers into Canada, servicing all Canadian provinces.

  • 2012

    Columbia City

    Novae Corp. opened our third manufacturing location in Columbia City, IN.

  • 2014

    Advanced Manufacturing

    Novae Corp. opened our fourth and most advanced manufacturing facility to date, increasing our overall capacity and sophistication of our processes.

  • Inc 5000


    10 Years in a Row!

    Novae Corp. earned a place on Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest growing businesses in the US.


    We came in No. 46 in Indiana and No. 107 in US Manufacturing.

  • 2017

    H&H Trailers Acquisition

    On January 4th Novae Corp. reached an agreement to acquire the assets of H&H Trailers of Clarinda, Iowa. H&H will continue to operate independently under the Novae Corp. group of companies.

  • 2017

    CAM Superline Acquisition

    On August 11th Novae Corp. reached an agreement to acquire the assets of CAM Superline of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. CAM Superline will continue to operate independently under the Novae Corp. group of companies.

  • 2019


    Novae Corp. expands enclosed trailer capacity in Elkhart, IN.

  • 2019

    Novae Corp acquires Trailerman Trailers

    Novae Corp. reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Trailerman Trailers of Louisiana, MO.  Trailerman continues to operate independently under the Novae Corp. group of companies.

  • ITI Cargo


    Novae Corp acquires Integrity Trailers

    Novae Corp. reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Integrity Trailers, Inc of Carbondale, PA.  Novae rebranded the company as ITI Cargo, which operates independently under the Novae Corp. group of companies.

  • 2020

    Shipping Facility

    Novae Corp. opens a dedicated shipping facility in Markle, IN, incorporating the most advanced design for the efficient accumulation, stacking, and loading of finished trailers.

  • 2020

    Novae Corp. acquires Midsota Manufacturing.

    Novae Corp. reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Midsota Manufacturing of Avon, MN. Midsota continues to operate independently under the Novae Corp. group of companies.

  • 2022

    Novae acquires Mirage Trailers

    Novae reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Mirage Trailer LLC of Nampa, Idaho. Mirage continues to operate in its current location as a division of Novae.

  • 2022

    Novae LLC acquires LOOK Trailers

    Novae reached an agreement to acquire LOOK Trailers, the largest manufacturer of cargo trailers in the U.S.  Look continues to operate its six manufacturing facilities and expansive dealer network as a division of Novae.

Our Amazing Team

We are part of a big family, each and everyone of us is empowered to make a difference for the better

Want to be part of our family? click the button below to view our job listing or just send us an email explaining why you deserve to be one of us.


We believe our people make us who we are

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow a successful business by delivering quality products with outstanding service while providing superior value to everyone associated with our company. We are a team of deeply responsible individuals who respectfully engage and challenge each other to continuously improve and perform at the highest level.

Core Values

  • Embracing and Driving Change
  • Service-Minded
  • Strong Character
  • Self-Discipline
  • Accountability
  • Work Ethic

We are growing. Join us and grow with us.


We believe in supporting strong and sustainable communities

Here are few of the organizations we are involved with:

American Cancer Society Logo
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross Logo
American Red Cross
Habitat For Humanity Logo
Habitat For Humanity
Indiana State Police Logo
Indiana State Police
Boys and Girls Club Logo
Boys and Girls Club
Boy Scouts Of America Logo
Boy Scouts Of America

Others we work with:

  • American Legion
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • David Dean Mission Possible
  • HNHS Prom
  • Huntington Athletics
  • Huntington County 4-H
  • Huntington County Baseball
  • Huntington County Fireworks
  • Huntington Quarterback Club
  • Huntington University Baseball
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Markle Chamber
  • Markle Easter Egg Hunt
  • Markle Wildcat Days
  • Northern Wells Band
  • Norwell Music Boosters
  • Norwell Wrestling
  • The Quayle Presidential Learning Center

Our Brands

Exceptional customer service across all our brands

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

Photo of Novae headquarters

Novae Headquarters

1 Novae Parkway
Markle, IN 46770
  (260) 758-9838




  • I-69 Trailer Center
    Two South Novae Parkway
    Markle, IN 46770
    (866) 582-6900
  • Sure-Trac North Manchester Plant
    11870 N 650 E
    North Manchester, IN 46962
    (260) 982-7075
  • Sure-Trac Columbia City Plant
    643 W Ellsworth St
    Columbia City, IN 46725
    (260) 244-4654
  • Sure-Trac Markle 2 Plant
    6 Novae Parkway,
    Markle, IN 46770
    (260) 758-9838
  • Formula & Impact Trailers
    19224 CR 8
    Bristol, IN 46507
    (574) 622-0827
  • LOOK Trailers
    11550 Harter Dr
    Middlebury, IN 46540
    (574) 848-5665