Owner Chip Mayfield offers insight on the manufacturer of the famous Baxley chock.
The Baxley Trailer Company was founded in 1997, in Dothan, AL. The Baxley Trailer Company split in 2012, and BaxleybyProvidence took over the manufacturing of the motorcycle chocks. BaxleybyProvidence moved to a new facility in Waverly, AL, where they produce the Sport Chock and LA Chock, premiere motorcycle chocks that ship with an industry-leading warranty and made 100% in the USA.
SBI: What’s your history with BaxleybyProvidence?
CM: Back in 1997, I came on board at Baxley and became involved in doing some design work in the fledgling motorcycle trailer business. At the time, I was just beginning to go to track days and seriously considering doing a little WERA club racing. As it happened, the main engineer left, and I stepped up to get the products developed and ready for
SBI: What goes into Baxley’s research and development? What is the process for product development?
CM: We try to find products that are innovative and really fill a hole in the market. R&D always entails a lot of trial and error, so prototyping and testing is the most involved part of it. A lot of companies just build copies of other products, but we test and use our products as the customer will.
SBI: How does Baxley remain relevant in today’s market?
CM: We feel like providing high-quality products with great customer service is what keeps us in the game. There’s a lot of low-quality products out there, and we don’t want to compete with them, necessarily. A chock that works
SBI: What’s next for Baxley?
CM: We are really close to rolling out something new. I can’t go into more detail, but we hope it will really excite the sportbike community. We’ll keep you posted!