Rank no. 215 – Line-X Franchising LLC – US

Rank no. 215 – Line-X Franchising LLC – US


Rank no. 215 – Line-X Franchising LLC – US

 

 

 

 

 

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Products & Services: Spray-on truck bed liners, protective coatings & accessories

Number of Locations: 465

Total Investment: $142.75K – 265.5K

Founded: 1993

Began Franchising: 1999

About Line-X Franchising LLC

Line-X started out as a division of Burtin Urethane Corporation in 1993. A licensing program began a year later, before the company started franchising in 1999. Line-X franchisees offer spray-on truck bed liners and protective coatings for commercial, industrial, agricultural, military and custom applications.

Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $142,750 – $265,500
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At franchisee’s location: 5 days. At training center : 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: PR
Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #215 (2013), #195 (2012), #438 (2011), #484 (2010), #419 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #153 (2012),

ABOUT LINE-X

About LINE-X Protective Coatings
LINE-X is the nation’s leading provider of spray-on protective coatings. Our products are utilized in commercial, industrial, agricultural, military and custom applications. LINE-X specializes in spray elastomers polyurethanes and polyureas and has led the industry through many years of actual field testing. Specialized equipment is combined with the right materials and product knowledge to produce sprayable elastomeric coatings.

LINE-X is the recognized leader in this industry.

Examples of LINE-X leadership include:

Only company in the industry with dedicated full-time Research & Development staff and a 15,000 square foot research facility.
Recognized market leader in the spray-on truck bedliner industry consistently since 2005 (Source Frost & Sullivan Study 2006 and 2008)
First successful high temp/high pressure elastomeric bedliner.
First nationwide spray-on truck bedliners and protective coating franchise. Recognized in INC 500 and Entrepreneur Magazines. Also recognized in most major truck publications including Motor Trend, Truckin, Sport Truck, Street Trucks, Petersons 4-Wheel and Offroad and many more.
First commercially available pure polyurea.
First to develop a bomb blast coating. This coating has been tested by Army Corps of Engineers and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Product recognized by Popular Mechanics, Nationwide TV News Media, and Sixty Minutes II.
First to apply a non-skid pure polyurea onboard a U.S. Navy Submarine.
First spray-on product to meet MSHA requirements for acceptance of flame-resistance solid products taken into mines.
Only spray-on product in its category to be accepted by MSHA as non-strength enhancing mine sealant.

LINE-X consists of several different products.
All systems utilize a two-component, spray-in-place, 100% solids (no air pollution), thermoplastic polyurethane and polyurea.

There are two separate materials that are precisely dispensed through a high pressure, plural component internal mixing polyurethane spray machine. They are each heated to 120-140 degrees with the temperature maintained through a heated hose. Using high pressure, the materials are mixed internally at a 1:1 ratio at the tip of the spray gun. As the material is applied it takes less than 5 seconds for it to harden. As soon as LINE-X lands on the surface it’s dry!

LINE-X products are a fast-cure, multipurpose series of coatings designed for a wide range of retail, commercial, and industrial uses. They exhibit excellent adhesion to most properly prepared surfaces. With its fast cure time it can be sprayed vertically and even overhead without running or dripping. There are no solvents associated with LINE-X products, which means there are no air pollutants or harmful environmental contaminates.

LINE-X Protective Coatings are resistant to most solvents and acids, making them ideal for industrial and commercial applications where corrosion is prevalent. Using LINE-X greatly extends equipment and vehicle life expectancy. It has a high “shore D" hardness rating, offering excellent impact resistance and superior tensile strengths (up to 6,600 psi) resulting in outstanding abrasion resistance. Because the material is sprayed there is a complete seal, making the coating “water tight".

With more than 500 locations in 46 countries, the goal of LINE-X is to consistently produce the highest quality and most reliable materials available. LINE-X is also focused on developing new protective coatings for a wide range of retail, industrial and other applications needing extreme protection.

HISTORY AND MILESTONES
2012

LINE-X ranks #195 in annual Franchise 500® rankings of U.S. franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
No. 1 franchise ranking in ‘Miscellaneous Automotive Products and Services’ category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 33rd Annual Franchise 500®
LINE-X ranks #153 in annual Franchise 500® rankings of top global franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
LINE-X named to the G.I. Jobs “Military Friendly Franchise" list that recognizes companies who support military members

2011

LINE-X now has over 500 franchise locations in over 46 countries
Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers select LINE-X to guard against extreme weather
LINE-X wins Innovation Award from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
LINE-X ranks #438 in annual Franchise 500® rankings of U.S. franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
LINE-X receives Product Line Strategy Award from Frost and Sullivan
LINE-X supports ABC’s hit how Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
LINE-X products featured on hit show Mythbusters

2010

LINE-X is awarded the prestigious Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award as ASPART-X is chosen as a “Top Product for 2010″
LINE-X ranks in annual Franchise 500® rankings of U.S. franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
LINE-X chosen to be featured in World’s Greatest! television series

2009

Advanced Protective Coatings merges with LINE-X Franchising, LLC
Kevin Heronimus named CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings
LINE-X partners with Truck Covers USA to offer the American X-Box, a top of the line tool box with the protection of LINE-X XTRA
American X-Box wins 2009 SEMA Show International Product Award

2008

April 2 – LINE-X celebrates 15 years as industry leader
Global Dealer Conference held in Anaheim, CA Feb. 15-17 draws record attendance
LINE-X ReNew bedliner enhancement system application process rolled out to LINE-X dealer locations nationwide
Retains No. 1 franchise ranking in ‘Miscellaneous Automotive Products and Services’ category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 29th Annual Franchise 500®
report for fourth consecutive year
LINE-X ranks #144 in annual Franchise 500® rankings of U.S. franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
LINE-X partners with DiamondBack® Truck Covers to introduce DiamondBack- X™
First spray-on product to meet MSHA requirements for acceptance of flame- resistance solid products taken into mines
Only spray-on product in its category to be accepted by MSHA as non-strength enhancing mine sealant
LINE-X sponsors No. 7 LINE-X Chevrolet Silverado driven by three-time Rolex Grand Am Champion, Andy Lally in the Chevy Silverado 250 at Daytona
International Speedway in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
LINE-X sponsors Ducks Unlimited Opening Day program
Operations expand into Colombia, Israel, Netherlands and Russia

2007

John Q. Wesley II named CEO of LINE-X Franchise Development Corporation (LFDC)
Global Dealer Conference held in Nashville Feb. 24-26 draws record attendance
LINE-X Corporation Partners with National Wild Turkey Federation as exclusive bedliner sponsor
LINE-X Xtra color application process rolled out to LINE-X dealer locations nationwide
Highlighted in Popular Mechanics February issue in “Blast Resort" feature
Retains No. 1 franchise ranking in ‘Miscellaneous Automotive Products and Services’ category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 28th Annual Franchise 500®
report
Moves up four places to #80 in annual Franchise 500® rankings of U.S. franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
Jumps 34 places to #71 in “America’s Top Global Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Operations expand into Papua New Guinea, Egypt and Algeria

2006

LINE-X achieves 92% customer satisfaction rating (source: ConStat Attitude, Awareness and Usage Survey, 2006)
National coverage by FOX-TV in “From Pickups to the Pentagon" feature
LINE-X application process featured on “Chop Cut Rebuild" and “World’s Greatest" syndicated TV shows
Awarded ‘North American Bedliners Brand Leadership of the Year’ award by Frost & Sullivan
Feature profile in USA Today’s Money section
Featured on Discovery Channel after ranking No. 1 in blast mitigation tests
Highlighted in National Geographic Channel’s “Outsmarting Terrorism" program
Ranked “Number One" Miscellaneous Automotive Products and Services Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine
Surpasses two million bedliner applications worldwide
Ranked #105 as “America’s Top Global Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #28 in the Fast 55 by Franchise Times
First North America Dealers Meeting held Feb. 9-12 in Dallas, Texas
Earned Franchise 500® rank (#84) by Entrepreneur Magazine
Operations expand into Estonia, Hungary, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Spain.

2005

Line-X year-end results: 375,000 bedliners sold
Ranked #7 in the Fast 55 by Franchise Times – fastest growing new U.S. franchises
LINE-X applied to new high-tech “small-arms protective insert" armored plate in ballistic vests over 50,000 soldiers in service in Iraq and Afghanistan
Scott Jewett Named CEO of LINE-X Franchise Development Corporation (LFDC)
Martin Cortes appointed CFO
Graham Partners acquired LINE-X from Burtin family
Awarded Market Penetration Leadership Award for 2004 by Frost and Sullivan
LINE-X franchise locations surpass 500
Operations expand into New Caledonia
Operations expand into Turkey
Operations expand into Singapore
Ranked “Number One" Miscellaneous Automotive Products and Services Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #16 as “Fastest-Growing Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #51 as “America’s Top Global Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Earned Franchise 500® rank (#56) by Entrepreneur Magazine

2004

Operations expand into United Kingdom
Operations expand into Nigeria
Office of Naval Research achieved promising results with spray-on armor applied to Marine Corps Humvees
LINE-X, in partnership with Bang Racing, competed in Craftsman Truck Series season opener in Daytona, FL
Travis Kvapil and the LINE-X 24 Truck win inaugural LINE-X SPRAY- ON BEDLINERS 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race at Michigan
International Speedway, at Auburn Hills, MI
Operations expand into Guam
Operations expand into Panama
Ranked #38 as “Fastest-Growing Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #108 as “America’s Top Global Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Earned Franchise 500® rank (#152) by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #7 as “Top New Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Blast Test completed by New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) outside Soccorro, NM.
LINE-X signs agreement with Obsession Racing for 2005 Monster Truck season
LINE-X Toyota Tundra featured in new “NASCAR 2005 CHASE FOR THE CUP" game by EA SPORTS

2003

LINE-X completes phase one of Bomb Blast Protective coating application at the Pentagon
Ranked #61 as “Fastest-Growing Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #30 as “Top New Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Earned Franchise 500® rank (#391) by Entrepreneur Magazine
LINE-X named Spray-On Bedliner of Choice for new Toyota/Yamaha Concept Truck dubbed “The Yamahauler"
Operations expand into Denmark
Operations expand into Tahiti
Operations expand into Mexico
Operations expand into Malaysia

2002

LINE-X awarded Pentagon contract for blast mitigation
Racing legend Mario Andretti becomes LINE-X customer with applications to trucks and trailers
Awarded Market Engineering Award for Competitive Strategy for 2001 by Frost and Sullivan
Nationwide Lifetime Warranty unveiled
Operations expand into Portugal
LINE-X sponsors “OBSESSION" Monster Truck
Earned Franchise 500® rank (#461) by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #44 as “Top New Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #31 as “Fastest-Growing Franchises" by Entrepreneur Magazine

2001

BASF acquisition of Burtin Urethane
LINE-X named the “Official Bedliner" of Four Wheeler Magazine and of the Top Truck Challenge Event
LINE-X polyurea elastomer coating was the only product approved of 27 tested by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for Bomb Blast Protection
Named “Official Bedliner" for Circle Track and Stock Car Magazines
LINE-X rated in Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies by INC Magazine
Recipient of the Crystal Award in the Video/Film/Multi-Media Productions category of The Communicator Awards

2000

LINE-X applied non-skid protection to topside of U.S. submarine for future MILSPEC approval
LINE-X Sponsors 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Operations expand into Australia
Title sponsor of the Line-X 225 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race in Portland, Oregon
Primary sponsor of Tina Gordon in the NASCAR All-Pro Series
J.B. Burtin appointed third president of LINE-X, focusing on developing brand image
LINE-X rated in Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies by INC Magazine
LINE-X tested by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for Bomb Blast Protection
LINE-X rated in Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies by INC Magazine

1999

Scott Jewett joins LINE-X to launch National Franchise Program

1997

Central Alberta Polycoatings is awarded the Line-X Distributorship for Canada

1994

Claudio Burtin named second president of LINE-X
New license program initiated

1993

LINE-X becomes division of Burtin Urethane Corporation on April 2nd
Carlos Burtin, founder, becomes first president of LINE-X
LINE-X is introduced in Canada

1992

United States Department of Agriculture approves two coatings to apply to surfaces coming into contact with meat and poultry food products

1990

United States Coast Guard utilizes spray-on application for lifeboats and other buoyant apparatus

1988

Industry’s first spray elastomic coating invented

1983

Alliances formed with key suppliers: Dow, DuPont, BASF

1982

Burtin Urethane Corp. established in Santa Ana, Calif.

Join a LINE-X Spray-On Truck Bedliner and Protective Coatings Franchise

Franchising has the abundant potential to be a win-win scenario: both the Franchisor and Franchisee have the exciting potential to succeed through hard work, dedication and creativity. Franchising can be a great track to becoming a business owner.

LINE-X is continually responding to industry needs around the world – whether it’s designing new protective coatings for an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia or protecting over 3 million trucks in the United States. LINE-X Protective Coatings are used in a variety of different industries and markets worldwide. From automotive and industrial applications to residential and recreational coatings, LINE-X products help open doors to new markets and opportunities.

Become a part of the LINE-X team and enjoy:

• Low Initial Investment
• Proven System of Business
• Exclusive Territory
• Brand Recognition
• No Royalty Fees
• Award-Winning Research and Development
• Marketing and Advertising Support
• Initial and Ongoing Training
• Dedicated Regional Support
• Discounts to Veterans
• A Fast Growing Segment in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry
• 20 Years of Chemical Innovation and Truck Protection Know-How
• Ranked in Franchise 500 for 12 Consecutive Years
• And more!

 

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