Ironside Truck Bodies was founded in 1989.

Since its inception, Ironside Truck Bodies has held a steadfast dedication to meeting the demands of the working class. Specializing in crafting rugged and strong truck bodies, the company has carved a niche for itself by providing solutions that withstand the rigors of demanding work environments.

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Ironside Truck Body welding floor
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Meet the owner

Xavier Rios, the visionary owner of Ironside Truck Bodies, embarked on his journey with the company at the tender age of 19. Demonstrating an early commitment to the business, Xavier became an integral part of the Ironside family. In 2017, fueled by a passion for knowledge, he returned to college, earning his AA in business administration. Undeterred, he pursued further education, culminating in the attainment of his bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from CSUB in 2021.

In the challenging landscape of 2022, amidst the pandemic's uncertainties, Xavier seized the opportunity and took the helm at Ironside, a business that had been his professional home for over 23 years. Under his astute leadership, Ironside Truck Bodies underwent a transformation, expanding its workforce from 3 to 10 employees and broadening its reach to serve clients as far-flung as Florida.

Xavier's aspirations extend beyond business growth; he envisions Ironside as a beacon of quality and resilience, dedicated to producing rugged, heavy-duty truck bodies tailored for the hardworking class. Despite his elevated role, Xavier remains hands-on, frequently found in the workshop welding, shaping materials, or overseeing operations in the paint booth. Known for tackling unconventional projects that other truck body manufacturers shy away from, Xavier is unwavering in his commitment to customer satisfaction.

Looking ahead, Xavier Rios envisions a limitless future for Ironside Truck Bodies over the next 25 years. With an unwavering dedication to service, the company is poised to continue its legacy, not only in Bakersfield but throughout the entirety of the United States.