BUB Enterprises Consolidating Back Into Its California Facilities

bubenterprises11bubenterprises22bubenterprises33We all know that business life is made of constant adaptation to economic environment and competition. Because of our deep rooted recession we are also aware that the companies going to emerge much stronger are those positioning themselves with the most efficient organization structure.

Yesterday, Denis “BUB” Manning, the man always in the fast(er) lane (Bub 7 Streamliner holds again the new Land Speed Record), and the founder and President since 1976 of  BUB Enterprises, was explaining to me over the phone how he is already making his wide range of exhausts production much more cost efficient. Will not explain to you in details, but in the case of BUB Enterprises, it goes through getting rid of its 26,000 sq-foot plant on 5 acres in Janesville, Wisconsin and regrouping all his activities of R&D and exhaust manufacturing at the 40,000 sq-foot headquarters of Grass Valley, CA. The Wisconsin building located next to I90, including production and offices, is for sale with all high-end bending machinery and a fully trained staff able to produce any exhaust system for any vehicle… For sure an opportunity for somebody in the automotive industry. Info at BUB Enterprises, Denis 530-477-7490

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11 Responses to “BUB Enterprises Consolidating Back Into Its California Facilities”


  1. 1 Woody Oct 14th, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Does seem strange to have built that satellite plant so far from “home” in the first place. If it was to have a facility right near LeMans Corp. does that mean something’s changing in marketing too?

  2. 2 A 1 cycles Oct 14th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    bub and lemans have had a huge split over egos and money….mr. manning has decided to take his ball and play elsewhere..i hope custom chrome can serve its dealers better than history has said they will…time will tell

  3. 3 Luckiest of All Devils Oct 14th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    for everyone that has just about “had it” with freakin LeMans and their “crack dealing” method of business… I say good for Manning. We live in an economy where everyone is saying… support the little guy, well then, lets put the rubber to the road support the little guy. CCI is making an effort, yes, they have a rough history but come on, we aren’t even going to give them the change to make a comeback… sounds like Bub and others are… I support CCI and have had enough of LeMans Corp and they strongarm business approach. I would rather go without than support LeMans (Drag and Parts Unlimited) any longer.

  4. 4 Pitbull Oct 14th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    The brackets are off on the muffler pictured.

  5. 5 vbagger Oct 14th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Just to clarify,the brackets are correct on the muffler Pitbull refers to.These are actually spacers and are not permanently attached to the muffler body.In the photo there is a bolt in each spacer holding the bracket on`just for photo purposes.

  6. 6 vbagger Oct 14th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    BUB is not affilated with LeMans or CCI.BUB sells thru its dealer network and direct sales.www.bub.com

  7. 7 mark w Oct 15th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Death to Drag Specialties, the Mag group and the tyrannical regimes. Support the manufacturers, and individuals

  8. 8 WT Oct 16th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Funny how some of you guys are so strong behind CCI because they are the “little guy”. You look like hypocrites walking and talking “Made In USA” and “Support the little guy”. Isn’t CCI owned by an offshore Asian investment group??

  9. 9 Randy Aron Oct 19th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    We will also miss Ken Draper…he just left Bub.

  10. 10 Mike Corbin Oct 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Good move Denis,,
    you now can live life on your own brains and terms..

  11. 11 Road rally guy Nov 2nd, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I sold to BUB for many years both to Grass and Janesville and Janesville would work circles around the guys in Grass. From the beginning those were also in a dog fight which never was settled. Dennis made the mistake of hiring the son in law of the owner of LaMans and then firing him. It was all down hill from there. That was all controled from Grass and it was nothing but ego on all sides. But I guess business owner have huge egos. I know Dennis is trying to market direct and I hope he succeeds. You are right we need to support, as much as possible, the little guy. Go Dennis Go.

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