The company’s name comes from the first initial of Sal Gatti's three oldest children: Anne Marie, Ralph, and Elizabeth. A.R.E. originally produced aluminum recreational truck caps. In 1979 they began production Deluxe Commercial Units (aluminum truck caps for commercial use). A.R.E., manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers for pickup trucks. The plant produces more truck caps and covers than any other, and is the most environmentally conscious facility in the industry.