Reitnouer, the industry leading manufacturer of aluminum trailers. Reitnouer, Inc. was founded in 1982 by then 24 year old Bud Reitnouer. Bud was convinced that a better aluminum trailer could be manufactured without welding. Since aluminum is a heat treated metal, basic metallurgy tells us that welding (re-heating a heat treated metal) structurally weakens the material at the point of attachment. Bud was convinced that bolting a trailer could eliminate this inherent problem. From that basic premise, Bud engineered the Reitnouer trailer.