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BIG LAKE CITY OFFICIALS helped grab some shovels to simulate the breaking of the ground at the new location of Arrow Components. A ceremony took place Tuesday morning at the site of the new building. Left to right: City Administrator Clay Wilfahrt, Scott Zettervall, Paul Knier, Lucinda Spanier, Deb Wegeleben, Gina Wolbeck, Ken Geroux and Layne Otteson. (Submitted Photo).
ARROW COMPONENTS OWNER Jonas DeForrest and his wife Sara posed with family at last Tuesday’s groundbreaking event held in Big Lake. The DeForrests, who happen to live in Big Lake, are moving their headquarters from Ramsey to their home town. (Submitted Photo).

Arrow Components moving to Big Lake

Arrow Components, a family-owned and operated company out of Ramsey, has decided to move its operation to Big Lake and Tuesday they held a groundbreaking to begin construction of their new building and offices.

Structural Buildings of Becker will be the general contractor for Arrow Components, a company outfitted with the latest technology and equipment to build high quality accessories for any garage or motorsports transporter. Arrow Components has more than 30 years of experience in the motor-sports industry. The facility will be 29,800 square feet.

Arrow Components Corp. founder Larry DeForrest has been involved with drag racing since the 1960s. While stationed in California, on his way to a tour of duty in Vietnam, he went to Orange County International Raceway every chance he could to watch the races. 

After returning from Vietnam, and a few years of local racing, he decided to attend some races on the west coast. While acquiring a new vehicle for the trip, he purchased a van that he converted while working out of his basement. From that basement came one of the leading van converters in the country. He worked long and hard to produce one of the best products in the industry. 

After many years in the van conversion business, he saw the need for a lightweight trailer to haul race cars around the country. In 1985, he started Aerolite trailers, building high-quality truck conversions and trailers for some of the best known in the industry. The first Aerolite trailer built is still on the road today having traveled more than a million miles. In 1995 Arrow Components Corp. was born. Starting in his garage with his sons with no more than desire and a few tools, it has grown into a company with products all over the world.

Since day one Arrow has prided itself with building the highest quality products period. Located in Ramsey, and soon to be Big Lake, Arrow is outfitted with the latest equipment and technology to create the best products possible. From the weekend warrior to the full-time multi-vehicle mobile marketing team, Arrow has what it takes to get it done right.

The owners of Arrow Components are Big Lake residents and the site of their new business is on 2.44 acres in Phase II of the Big Lake Industrial Park. They also have an online store at: 

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Arrow Components into the Big Lake Business Community,” said  Community Development Director Hanna Klimmek.