In 1954 John H Hayes and his two sons, John R. and Vernon L. Hayes, started a company named Hayes Welding in Paramount, California. The business consisted of John H. and his two sons performing welding and miscellaneous repairs for the oil field industry.


By the early 1970’s, John H. and John R. both retired from Hayes Welding. Vernon Hayes grew tired of the constant traveling involved in oil field repair leading him to begin building products Valew is now known for.


Roger Hayes is the CEO and has been for eighteen years. After 65 years Valew continues to be a family owned business. Today Valew manufactures their truck bodies in their state-of-the-art facility located in Southern California and its sister company 1954MFG.

250,000 ft2

Valew's manufacturing space totals over 250,000 square feet under roof on over 200 acres of land.

Valew Affiliates

An essential part of the rental industry. They are a nonprofit trade association for rental businesses, manufacturers and suppliers.

Representing nearly 1,800 companies. Industries represented range from manufacturers to truck body accessories.

For almost 75 years, producing more than 90% of the truck trailers built in the United States.