The DICA Story
Our Mission Is To Make Your Setup Safe.
DICA was founded in 1988 as a family business, with the name DICA created from the first two letters of the founder’s names, Dick and Carolyn Koberg. DICA initially represented multiple manufacturing companies, supplying fiberglass utility bodies, aerial buckets, small excavating equipment and electrical inverters to a variety of gas, electric and telecom utilities. All the while pursuing a request received from a fleet manager years earlier:
At that time, there was a growing consensus that outrigger pads should be the foundation for the safe operation of equipment that required outriggers for stability. However, limited information was available regarding the ideal size, thickness or material for the
safe use of outrigger pads. Additionally, most pads were created from wood materials or cable reel ends, without regard to ground conditions or needs of the equipment.
That being the case, DICA began developing an engineered outrigger pad through research and evaluation of outrigger required equipment and identifying superior materials for outrigger pads. We delivered our first of these pads in 1988 and we’ve been steadily improving our materials and designs ever since. The history of these improvements, has positioned DICA as the industry leader for engineered outrigger pads throughout North America.
Today we continue to serve our original customers and we’ve expanded to serve the construction, arborist, energy, government, concrete, RV and many other industries with our full line of Safety Tech® Outrigger Pads. We’re also proud to offer an outstanding line of products from our premier partners, AlturnaMATS® and Checkers® .
Whether you’re a long time customer or meeting us for the first time, we’re here to Make Your Setup Safe™ with products and knowledge you can trust.