Ron Hemphill owner of DIV-PRO a production metal fabrication facility specializing in tube design development and production,
Is proud to present the Tubesmith brand.
Ron has been working in the metal fabrication industry since 1980
when he was hired at Chenowth racing products.
He started in the part building portion of the shop and worked
his way up to head the race chassis department. Here Lynn Chenowth, Mike Thomas Ron Hemphill and an incredibly talented crew, collaborated with many of off road racings top teams. These alliances hosted a new era of some of off road racings finest chassis and suspension designs.
After moving on from Chenowth, Ron continued to build race cars and continued his relationships with Doug Fortin Sr and Jean Louis Schlesser. After many years of dominating the 2 wheel drive category, the team was able to capture back to back overall victories in the Dakar Rally.
Ron began to transition to production manufacturing design and development with good friend and business partner Jeff Palhegyi the original founder of DIV-PRO. Jeff continues to do prototype and product development for Yamaha Motor Corporation.
DIV-PRO was created in 1995 to satisfy the need for producton of some of these ground breaking designs.
The transition from race car design to production manufacturing
was seamless as many of the same principles of racing apply to tool design. Today Ron is able to combine the years of racing experience, tool design and modern equipment to create all aspects of fabricated components and assemblies. And many cases in less time and less time translates to lower costs.
The Tubesmith brand is directed at the UTV industry and is the new signature product line for DIV-PRO.
DIV-PRO has been building and continues to manufacture customer components for well known companies like Yamaha, Fox, Fortin racing, TSCO, Lynn Chenowth, Meyers Manx and more.