Independent Truck Company or Indy for short, have been making the highest quality skateboard trucks since 1978. They are built to grind in San Francisco by Ermico Enterprises Inc., the only dedicated skateboard truck foundry in the US. The company was co-founded by Richard Novak, Jay Shiurman, Fausto Vitello and Eric Swenson in response to the lack of quality in skateboard trucks at the time. To this day Independent trucks remain the truck of choice for a large proportion of professionals and everyday skateboarders the world over. Independent have a huge team featuring all types of skateboarders including Andrew Reynolds, AVE, Chris Haslam, Figgy, Geoff Rowley, Grant Taylor, Lance Mountain, Leo Romero and Mark Gonzales to name just a few.