Craftsmen Industries is a builder of mobile marketing and outdoor exhibits for the experiential marketing industry. For over 26 years, Craftsmen has built custom vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Craftsmen is known for building the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The company designs and builds a wide array of vehicle types from small custom vehicles to uniquely shaped vehicles to sophisticated double expandable exhibit trailers. Craftsmen also builds unique task vehicles, including mobile kitchens, command centers and the world's largest mobile LED screen. Craftsmen has built vehicles for brands including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Adidas, Burger King, Charmin, Crown Royal, Lowe's, McDonald's, Gatorade, Sprint, The History Channel, Toyota, Xbox, US Cellular and Pringles.
Located outside of St. Louis, Missouri, Craftsmen Industries' facility covers 129,000 square feet (12,000 m2) of manufacturing and office space. As a 3M Scotchprint Authorized Manufacturer, Craftsmen also specializes in vehicle graphics for fleet rebranding projects.
In 2003, Joe Helmsing was named the SBA's Small Businessperson of the Year for the state of Missouri.
In the fall of 2004, Joe Helmsing and Craftsmen Industries were recognized as the manufacturer of the year in the tri-counties.
Over the past five years, Craftsmen Industries has won more EXAwards than all of its competitors combined. The EXAwards is the premier industry showcase for the leading innovators in the international experiential marketing industry. The EXAwards honor the individuals, teams, and programs that set new standards and provide a fantastic opportunity to honor the hard work, imagination, and results of experiential marketing peers.
The competition is judged entirely by brand-side marketers and is open to agencies, suppliers, marketers and manufacturers involved in the event, sponsorship, mobile, hospitality, production, nightlife, retail, trade shows, and field-marketing arenas.
- Joe Helmsing, Chairman & CEO
- Alberto Shaio, President
- Jeannette Mueller, CFO
- Mike McLaughlin, Executive Vice President
- John Salozzo, Director of Marketing