A Brief History of Dicor Corporation
Dicor Corporation was founded in the spring of 1984 as a supplier of decorative wheel products for recreational vehicles. Shortly after its founding, Dicor formed its first affiliate company, Sealex, Inc., a distributor of rubber seals to the recreational vehicle and related transportation industries. While Sealex today only exists as a brand name, Dicor remains an industry leader in both its initial products.
In 1990 Dicor Corporation introduced EPDM rubber membrane roofing to the RV Industry in partnership with the Carlisle Syntec Corporation, the largest membrane roofing manufacture in the world. Since bringing EPDM roofing to the Industry, Dicor Corporation has become the leading roofing product supplier to RV manufactures and aftermarket distributors and dealers.
In 2003 Dicor Corporation purchased United Shade Corporation as part of an overall company expansion into different components. Through continued product development and customer initiatives, United Shade has become the leading supplier of window covering products to the RV industry.
The first premisis owned by the Dicor Corporation was on 4th Street in Elkhart (left). The Dicor Corporation moved to LaVanture Place, Elkhart during 2010 (right).
In 2010 Dicor Corporation founded Vixen Composites, LLC as an affiliate company. Vixen has developed the only continuously manufactured, computer controlled wide panel composite production facility in the world. Using a combination of existing and new technologies, Vixen can produce composite panels in a range of thicknesses, with widths up to 10 feet, with a varying degree of mechanical properties depending on the need of the customer. Vixen also offers Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic panels, which come in a wide variety of surface textures, colors and thicknesses, developed for RV exteriors and storage areas.
The original Dicor logo is prominent in this small trade show booth in the '80s (left). At the 2013 RVIA Trade Show the Dicor Corporation unveiled its new branding in the company's largest ever booth display (right).
Today, Dicor Corporation and its affiliates operate in four separate facilities in Elkhart, Ind., with more than 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and distribution space and more than 100 employees involved in its operations. Dicor Corporation continues to operate with the goal of being the best partner to its employees, customers and suppliers, regardless of the measurement.