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Bright Coop, Inc.
Bright Coop, Inc.
803 West Seale
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Company History Bright Coop, Inc., had its’
equipment trailers. The poultry industry had used
origin in 1951 when brothers Charles and N.G.
standard wood floored trailers until Bright started
Bright began making wooden chicken coops for
manufacturing trailers under the Viking name
the poultry industry. As the poultry industry grew,
and designed, produced and sold the first “Poultry
so did the small East Texas firm, expanding its’
Special” floorless trailer especially designed for
markets into all U.S. poultry growing states. Today, transporting cages. Another winner with the
Bright also serves poultry customers in Mexico,
industry because of weight savings, safety factors,
Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Germany lower initial cost and longevity.
After many years of research and development,
During the 1960s, the firm’s relationship with
in the year 2000, Bright Coop introduced the
the turkey hauling industry helped Charles Bright
“E-Z Catch” Chicken Harvester for automated
to recognize the need and importance for a better
loading of chickens. This machine catching concept
way to load turkeys than the conventional way of
continues to gain momentum over hand catching
“one at a time” and “hand to hand” transfer from
as live haul managers are faced with labor issues.
field to coop. Thus, steel framed batteries (coops)
A request from customers for a more reliable
were designed and the “Walk-em In” Turkey
forklift designed specifically for the poultry indus-
loader was developed and sold. After more than 40 try led to the firm developing its’ own forklift in
years, this method is still the predominant system
in use today.
By the late 1970’s, the poultry industry was
2004 known as the “Bullet.” Its’ design is centered
around simplicity, reliability, quality and longevity.
growing at such a rapid rate that integrators were
faced with a demanding need for automation
• Live Chicken, Turkey and Duck Transport Cages
• Cage Dumping/Conveyor System for the Live
and increased capacity in the live loading, trans-
portation and unloading segment of the industry.
Bright Coop responded by introducing the metal
transport cages for chickens and a cage dump sys-
Chicken Receiving Area at Plant’s Back Dock
• E-Z Catch Automated Chicken Catcher and
• “BULLET” Three and Four Wheel Hydrostatic
tem that is used by most of the U.S. poultry indus-
try today. Bright Coop also pioneered the use of
• Turkey Harvester for Loading Live Turkeys
the forklift in the chicken transport industry and
• “VIKING” Poultry and Specialty Transport
became a national distributor of K.D. Manitou
poultry forklifts in 1985. This concept and method • Poult and Pullet Movers
of loading, transporting and unloading chickens
revolutionized the industry.
The 1990’s brought on a new era for the
firm with management recognizing the need
for a “One Stop Shop” for the integrators’ live
transportation needs. Hence, Viking Trailers was
purchased and Bright Coop began manufacturing
trailers at its’ present facility. Viking Trailers
simply built one trailer design for the forestry
• Egg Carts
Special Expertise Bright Coop’s 55 years of
first hand experience in designing, developing,
producing and marketing products for the “Live
Haul” segment of the industry has qualified us as
the most knowledgeable and reputable suppliers in
the industry today.
Mission Statement To take care of the
industry prior to Bright Coop purchasing it
customer by providing innovative, dependable,
in 1992. However, Bright Coop was quick to
develop a complete line of poultry, forestry and
quality and economical products backed by
service that is second to none!