Trim USA – Since 1978

Trim USA was started by one man with a unique philosophy about decorating with films. In 1978, Rodney Ashby entered the performance films business with a box of pinstripe tape worth $100, calling on car dealerships and offering to stripe cars. Ashby brought a creative approach to this endeavor, developing graphics with the end-use customer in mind. By asking himself, “Who would buy this car?” Ashby created designs that would specifically appeal to the potential customer.

As the business grew, the company added equipment and computer systems in order to provide custom products to meet customers’ needs. In 1984, Trim USA began to manufacture products, eventually introducing their popular AccuCut® vinyl films to the market. Rodney has since retired in 2011 but our philosophy is still the same. Today, Trim USA is well known for quality performance products backed by outstanding customer service and a sales approach that makes a critical difference to customers.

Headquartered in Tobaccoville, NC, Trim USA produces and distributes high quality films, application materials, accessories and tools for the graphics industry. During the last ten years, the company has expanded by adding new products, services and facilities. This has enabled rapid growth while offering solutions unique to each customer’s specific needs.

In every transaction, Trim USA draws upon the latest technologies to offer high performance products that guarantee successful applications.

1978

In 1978, Rodney Ashby entered the performance films business with a box of pinstripe tape worth $100, calling on car dealerships and offering to stripe cars.

1984

In 1984, Trim USA began to manufacture products, eventually introducing their popular AccuCut® vinyl films to the market.

Today

Today, Trim USA is well known for quality performance products backed by outstanding customer service and a sales approach that makes a critical difference to customers. Headquartered in Tobaccoville, NC, Trim USA produces and distributes high quality films, application materials, accessories and tools for the graphics industry.

Our passion for what we do shows!

Service: The Backbone of Success

Every customer expects and appreciates a quality product. But what if they’re not sure which film is right for the application at hand? Or what if they’re not sure how to use it? Solving problems for customers is our primary focus. At Trim USA, we know that every customer has individual needs, unique applications, and unusual problems to solve.

That’s why we believe the service we provide is an integral part of the product we deliver. In every customer transaction, we act as a consultative partner, one dedicated to finding the right product for the customer’s needs. Toward that end, our customer service representatives receive ongoing, intensive training about products and their uses.

Simply put, we’ll help you find the right product for your application. And if it’s not available at Trim USA, we’ll send you to another resource rather than sell you a product that doesn’t fit your needs.

Next to service and speed of delivery, access to technical support is critical in this industry. We know that when you have a rush job, you need the ability to get materials quickly. That’s why our employees treat your job like it’s their own, working hard to maintain a same-day or next day order fulfillment. What’s more, if a problem arises on the job, our customer service specialists are just a phone call away, ready to provide technical assistance.

Technology Driven Expertise

When it comes to technology, we don’t believe in sitting still, or taking the quality of our films for granted. Before we sell a product to a customer, we make sure it meets the very highest standards of construction. At Trim USA, our people are known for their expertise and experience. We understand the requirements of the industry, and challenge ourselves to find more ways to bring value to our customers.

Meet Our Team

Chris Bowen

President / CEO

Chris started with Trim USA in 1983. Chris’ background in chemistry enables him to understand the unique processes and opportunities of the pressure sensitive film industry. His “natural curiosity” aids in finding the best products and solutions for Trim USA customers. He orchestrates his life by the following quote – “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better, and your better is best.” He is a member of ISA, IRgA, SESA, VASA, and USSC. Chris enjoys boating, diving, and snorkeling in his free time.

Jan Clippard

Marketing Director

Jan came to Trim USA in May 2017, as the Director of Marketing, with over 14 years of experience in the vinyl world of vehicle wraps and architectural graphics. Jan is a native of Anderson, SC and currently resides in Upstate of SC with her husband and two children. As a graduate of Clemson University, she enjoys tailgating with family and friends and cheering on her beloved Clemson Tigers. When the Tigers are not playing, she can be found traveling and visiting new places, soaking in new sights, sounds, foods and cultures.

Jim Fisher

Territory Manager - Sales

Jim joined the Trim USA team in 2005 and is currently a Territory Manager for sales. A true team player Jim agrees that the staff at Trim USA sets us apart from other companies. He is driven to help customers understand what products best meet their needs to complete their jobs successfully. Originally from Raeford, NC in his downtime you could find Jim at the mountains or the beach enjoying one of his many hobbies of golfing, recreational shooting or fishing.

Jodi McMurray

Inside Sales Representative

Jodi came to Trim USA in 1997 looking for more than a job. As she reflects on her 20-year anniversary this year, she realizes she found that and a whole lot more! Working for inside sales Jodi found the perfect combination of growth, both personally and professionally, along with a second family. In 2011 she relocated to Columbia, SC where she currently manages inside sales from home. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her two dogs, Miss Scarlet and Cephas. She can also be found spending time in her garden, watching her husband’s band, or cheering on the South Carolina Gamecocks!

Diana West

Inside Sales Representative

Diana originally became part of the Trim USA team over 20 years ago converting film. After a couple of decades away working in other aspects of the signage industry she rejoined the team as a Customer Service Rep in August of 2017. Diana’s can do attitude drives her to find the perfect solution for every customer, every day. Her desire to become a veterinarian when she was a child has led her to rescue four dogs, a cat, and two horses and continue to fuel her love for animals. No stranger in the kitchen, Diana would prefer to cook than eat out, so I am sure we will be asking her to share some of her favorite recipes with the Trim USA family very soon!

Noel Young

Inside Sales Representative

Noel joined the Trim USA team in 2000 as a important cog in the wheel of everything flowing in our warehouse and distribution area. He recently made the move to join our Customer Service team so he could hone his skills on our product line and in his words, “Make sure we deliver a top quality product while providing our customers with the best service possible.” A dedication to always striving to be early has Noel arriving in the office eager to get to work every morning! Originally from Stokes County, North Carolina Noel is not necessarily in to sports, but does enjoy camping and fishing in his downtime. Grateful for his wife and four dogs, Noel is hopeful to split more time relaxing at the beach or the mountains sometime in the near future.

Desmond Rhodes

Inside Sales Representative

Desmond is our newest team member joining the Inside sales team in July of 2019. Ready to dive in on day one, Desmond was quick to learning our extensive product line and studying our customer base. He is ready and waiting to place the customers satisfaction above all else and make sure they have everything they need. Originally from Winston Salem, you can find Des in many different places in his off time. Whether it is spending time outdoors, learning new tricks of the trade in home repair, or at any restaurant that serves hot wings so he can watch his favorite basketball player, Lebron James, Des likes to keep busy. Not one to want to waste time, he is eager to help you with your next purchase!

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