Meet Travis Husbyn, who builds rear differentials in the shop here at ZBAG. He specializes in 9.25” Dodge and 8.6” GM assemblies.

Travis didn’t start out as a rear differential builder. He started his career with ZBAG nearly a year ago to working in shipping and receiving. Due to his reliability and strong work ethic, Travis was offered the opportunity to train with Derek as a rear differential builder.

Working with automotive components has been an interest for Travis since he was a teenager.  “In a high school shop class, I ripped apart a Chevy 350 and put it back together again,” he recalled. He has always done routine maintenance, such as tire rotation and brake work, on his own vehicles.

After high school, Travis was employed on a couple of farms where he took care of cattle and worked on machinery such as tractors, trucks and skid loaders. A friend of his who is a ZBAG employee suggested that he should apply here.

When he’s not at work Travis is an enthusiastic fisherman who likes to fish for crappies and walleye from his 16-foot Star Craft boat on Lake Zumbro. However, his favorite annual fishing trip doesn’t require a boat. He and his family enjoy fishing at Devil’s Lake in North Dakota in June each year. “We catch 24-inch walleyes from shore,” he said. “It’s so much fun.”

Travis owns an Arctic Cat four-wheeler that he enjoys riding. “I hope to buy a snowmobile soon,” he commented, “another Arctic Cat.”

On the job in the shop here at ZBAG, Travis will continue to build the high quality drive train components that our customers rely on.