Sheila L Zmi
map-marker Centennial, Colorado

DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY AT THE CENTENNIAL, COLORADO LOCATION AT LEAST

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Updated by user Feb 02, 2023

Eric McCabe has a job at an ethical company as a machinist.

Original review Feb 02, 2023
My son, Eric McCabe got his 1st machinist job at Trimax Locks on November 28th 2022. He was hired by the manager of the shop, Austin Muck for the night shift, 10 pm - 6 am.
He spent the next 2 weeks training during the day shift.

He was really enjoying the job and learning a lot.
Eric was supposed to start his regular shift on Sunday December 11th at 10:00 p.m. Eric was telling me and his father all about it. When he explained that he will be the ONLY person there during that shift, his father, a MASTER MACHINIST with over 40 years of experience told him that would be a violation of OSHA policy for safety reasons. My son immediately contacted Austin Muck and asked if it was legal for him to work alone .

Austin told him to take a few weeks off until they could find another employee to work with him at night. My son asked if he could come to work during the day shift so that he could keep on learning. He was told no. After 2.5 weeks, they fired Eric.

He asked for a letter of discharge so that he could file for food stamps, they refused to provide it.

He is still waiting for his W2 to file taxes. By law they must have it out by the end of February, but this company does not follow the law so who knows if that will happen.
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Preferred solution: Do not want anything, just want to warn other people.

User's recommendation: Beware of product of they treat their employees like this!

Tracy H Ecm

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| map-marker Las Vegas, Nevada

Well i lost my key did not know that i need to write down a code from the key in order to get a replacement key i thank that there should be a way for some one to Be able to get a replacement key i

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Well I purchased a lock and I put it on my mixer which is a concrete mixing machine I stuck it around the wheel so no one can steal my machine at the place and I misplaced the key and now I cannot get the lock off of the tire so I am not able to move the mixing machine called a company and there is no way they can help me they said they informed me I need to cut it off I paid a lot of money for the lock and do not want to have to cut it off I would appreciate if they could just help me out somehow and get me a replacement key
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User's recommendation: My recommendation to future customers is don’t ever lose your key because the company will not help you get your lock off of whatever it’s on so take a picture of your key or write down the key code off of the key which they don’t tell you that in any of the instructions that they give you

Albert S Zor
map-marker Katy, Texas

Worse trailer lock ever!!

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I have used my lock three times. I can't open the lock, nothing works. The key is worthless. I don't recommend this traiker lick to anyone. UAMax100
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Preferred solution: replacement

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POS product

Scoop
map-marker Centennial, Colorado

Life time warranty

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Have a thp xl puck lock that i tried over the winter brand new on the trailer. Came spring to my surprise it rusted solid. Tried good old wd40 on it but broke a key in it. Found out that it has lifetime warranty but wait if the lock rusts warranty is not covered, you didn't oil the lock so you are not covered. Yeah the lifetime warranty is just a gimme to buy their product leave you high and dry with any excuse not to cover your lost. Guess I visit my local locksmith to get it off. So beware just because it says lifetime on it if you don't apply oil warranty void.
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Reason of review:
Warranty issue

Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution

Anonymous

Trimax Locks: Bad customer service experience, ethical questions

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I just had a bad customer service experience with a male customer service rep at Trimax Locks and searched to see if I am maybe not the only one. Looks like I may indeed not be the only one. I can see how some employees might be unreasonable and try to blame their management for their own problems - I've seen that before. But this business owner, Phil Wyers should not be posting items about his previous employees on an internet site - it is not professional and seems defamatory. He tells the world that he fired a guy for sexual harassment - I am definitely opposed to sexual harassment and support firing someone who does it; but no employer should announce that to the whole world. Phil Wyers also gives out this former employee's home address which is incredibly unethical. Additional immature, unethical, and defamatory statements Mr. Wyers makes public include "he is unable to get something as simple as a valid driver’s license and function as a normal working adult", "he seemed desperate", he "may have multiple warrants for his arrest in multiple states", "unable to function as a law abiding adult or manage his own life at the late age of 28+ years", "His weak physical stature ruled out any demanding physical labor", "Jay Hanna’s dysfunction runs far deeper than I am able to fully explain here". Phil Wyers: This is not ethical behavior. You should hold yourself to a much higher standard than any person you fired. You do set the standard for your company.
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Anonymous
map-marker Denver, Colorado

Wow!

I tend to believe the employee, not the owner. Sounds like a typical Mom and Pop shop that has no clue about labor laws or IRS standards and differences between employees and contractors. The owner goes on and on -- on a website. Any credible business owner would just handle it through regular legal means IF he has a leg to stand on. Then the owner gives the address of his former employee! Wow. What a ***.
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Guest

Jay Hanna worked for my company and was fired for the same reasons. Bad news! Stay clear of this guy/girl.

Guest

Nice comment Jarrad D, Hanna, Jay Hanna. keep abusing and insulting women.

No wonder the owner of TRIMAX fired you!

You don't do so well standing up to real men.

Are you still running from the law you coward???

Guest

First of all, the former employee was fired for sexually harassing other employees. Second of all, I now have his job (for the last 10 months) and have absolutely no complaints about the company, its owner, or the office manager.

Perhaps this website should check the veracity of the "consumer" complaints before posting a disgruntled former employee's rant.

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Lucette Oew
map-marker Centennial, Colorado

Scam Company

Trimax Locks - Scam Company

I worked at Trimax Locks/Bugzooka/Wyers Products Group for almost a year. The owner Philip Wyers and Accountant Jenna Meacham practice shady business methods in many aspects of the business. I am writing this in hopes of saving future job seekers and consumers the suffering I have experienced working for and dealing with this company.

Here is a list of some of my experiences dealing with this company...

In my third month I discovered they had me listed as an Outside Contractor, attempting to avoid paying taxes and providing basic employee rights. They did this with 3 others as I was working there. I was the first that stood up to him about it. The explanation given to me was they thought I was “bored” and I was just volunteering my time. After I walked out and threatened to report them, they started removing my taxes and classifying us as employees.

They fired the Sales Manager that interviewed and hired me without paying him his owed commission. The reason they fired him was purely personal and un justified. In the time I worked for Phil has had 2 receptionists quit, fired a sales manager, threatened to fire the quality control manager, then fired me to try and avoid paying my commission.

I was required to go to Las Vegas for a Trade Show in late October, they were supposed to pay me commission from sales there and pay me back for travel expenses. It took me 3 months to get paid my expenses and they are currently refusing to pay my owed commission. They create non existing qualifications to not pay commissions.

The Office Manager and Owner have had an open sexual relationship. This gives the Office Manager entitlement, and does as she pleases. She comes in whenever she wants, pays herself, treats others with no respect or compassion. She works for about 30 minutes a day, the rest of the time she is in Phils office flirting or she is out having fun. Meanwhile, she won't accept phone calls from her top clients or the people trying to collect payment for bills, she is late on payroll, and constantly blames others for the very issues she creates. Many times we ran out of ink for the printer or where not able to function, or she didn’t pay a bill for a shipping company, or delays paying the sales reps by months and months. We often had to watch Phil and Jenna grope each other and kiss in the office area. Phil takes pride in showing off his power and relationship with the 27 year old accountant half his age. They actually had us all pretend they weren’t together while Jenna’s Mother took her position while she was traveling Europe on Phils dime.

They slowly kept increasing my job responsibilities to the point of exhaustion. Eventually, I was doing 50% of the office work with the same pay. Meanwhile they would take 2-3 hour lunches and get drunk in the office at night. We find wine bottle sand corks in the office often.

Trimax has many, and I mean many un-happy customers. Most of my day was spent lying to customers about why they haven't received their orders. When I started working in July, I was being assigned tasks that should have been done in January. Trimax is so bad at forecasting orders and customer service, that they would have me tell customers orders are going to ship, even if they wouldn't ship for months. Most customers wait countless weeks for orders without any notification of a delay, as far as they know the order shipped. In many cases, orders an prioritized based on the company placing the order, moving customers that have been waiting for months back even further. Meanwhile, the priority companies get the orders on time..

We are under constant survelance. Phil had cameras installed everywhere and they use them to watch us all the time. They literally just watch the cameras, hoping to catch somebody talking or having to much fun. I often walk into Jennas office to ask a question, and she will be watching the cameras for no reason at all. A different example is, I had a gift for my girlfriends birthday shipped to the office, my apartment mail boxes are too small. Phil for no reason opened it and looked through it before I came in.

Invoices and orders get lost daily. Often customer complain that we sent them the wrong product or made an error and we need to locate the original paperwork. Most of the time it is sitting in one of Jenna's piles in her office, she will not know what is in the pile for an average of 2 weeks. Everything must be touched and approved by Jenna before it ships or gets invoiced, this kept us behind usually 2-4 weeks.

Trimax is stealing. Every single employee at Trimax, believes that Jenna is messing with hours and manipulating overtime so she can pay us as little as possible. We will work overtime hours and she will alter them to regular hours without warning or explanation.

Accounting is a nightmare. Jenna works very little, so she hands a lot of her work off to the new employees. Phil and Jenna have new employees handle all of the funds for personal and business. They hired a girl to input these personal expenses, and she would tell us of Phil spending insane amounts of money on Jenna and buying her lavish gifts. This makes everyone feel uncomfortable.

Trimax Locks are poor quality. Everything is made in China for a little money as possible. Every product that Trimax manufactures, can be broken just as easy as the competitions. The chrome they put on their locks is so cheap, most customers complain of it rusting and chipping within the first month. They claim to offer a lifetime warranty, but it doesn't cover these known issues. Trimax makes hitches out of the Centennial office. I have heard horror stories of Trailers coming loose while driving because there products are so cheaply made. Each hitch requires a person to physically assemble the most important parts. If they mess us, it can cost lives. The tow balls Trimax sells are made from the cheapest materials China has to offer. So even if you are lucky enough for your hitch to work properly, the tow ball you have is made from a cocktail of mystery alloys and metals, they fail often.

Selling products they know will break. The very popular Bugzooka that Wyers Products Sells, comes with a plastic trap door that will break in the first month or two. Phil is well aware of this and has not changed the design because he sells the replacements part for a high profit margin. He sells lots of replacements so why would he make it so it doesn’t break, right?

Increased shipping cost. If you buy a Trimax product, they will increase your shipping cost about 20%. They make most of their money like this. This is a shady business practice that they exploit on every single person that buys from them. Don’t let them take advantage of you.

That is a portion of my experiences with Phillip Wyers and Wyers Products Group. Many other people have had these issues I am just the first to speak up about it. If they offer you a sales job, DO NOT TAKE IT, Phil will do everything he can to not pay your commission.

In the end, I worked my butt off for Trimax. I did everything I could think of to better the company, including putting up with all of the things I above mentioned, just to be fired on a Friday at 5:00pm with no reason or explanation other than, "I was planning of doing it on Monday, but you where working so hard", from Phil.

I finish with a response given to me by Phils longest working and most trusted employee. I asked Dave, "Where do you think this company will be in 5-10 years". He said, "This company will have either FAILED OR HAVE BE SOLD, do you think I plan on waiting for that?".

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Guest

Everything in this post is true. The owner and office manager are extremely shady. Definitely illegal activity within the company.

Guest

PS - found this recent article on TRIMAX / Wyers Product in a business publication. They must be doing something right!https://companyweek.com/company-profile/trimax-locks

Guest

TRIMAX / Wyers Products Group, I enjoyed my time working there (Over 3 years!). Great company.

They are very successful for a reason. They care, and make great innovative products.The attached post was found on another web site and is very interesting. This Jay Hanna character seems to trash talk most of his past employers or any person of authority. Perhaps he needs to look in the mirror to find the source of his never ending problems, perhaps he is the problem.Before believing anything this guy says I would recommend you google this person, Jay Hanna, or Jarrett Douglas Hanna.

A bit scary!- POST FOUND ON YELP FROM Authored by: Jay Hanna -King Soopers6412 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80016Grocery StorePLACE DETAILSJay H a year ago**** Try the new Parker store it's close and far better **** Danna Edwards the Store Manager is a massive four letter word that I will not say. She said I was fired weeks after I quit to make herself look good. She sucks at her job and everyone hates her. I've never seen someone that can be despised by so many employees and isn't bothered by it all.

I do not recommend applying to work here unless you're in your early twenties and don't mind being treated like dirt by teenagers and infertile feminist man haters. If you can ignore that, be prepared to work like a dog 40 hours a week but still be considered part time. Union fees make your paycheck laughable.

The union pretty useless because they take forever to resolve issues. Issues go months before resolved and the store management wins in the end regardless of the union.

Guest

I worked at this company several years ago and have nothing but good things to say about the company and their products. The owner, Philip Wyers was always very generous and accommodating to our personal needs and schedules.Sad to see that an ex-employee and bad apple like Jay Hanna, would try to defame all the good people at this company and their products.Just saw this recent article on the company in a recent business publication.

It would appear the company is doing very well. I'm very happy for them!Recent Article I found:https://companyweek.com/company-profile/trimax-locks

Guest

This post is so full of lies. This person is obviously very jealous of the owner.

I worked at Trimax and didn't experience any of these situations. The products are top quality and most of the people who work there are nice people. Philip is such a hardworker and has achieved so much on his own laurels.

This post should be removed for its content and blatant lies. This person should be sued for these untruthful representations!

Guest

I am a current employee of Trimax and have been here since last summer. I was also concerned about this post when I was first hired but became aware that the poster definitely has issues of his own.

Without going into details, he was let go for good cause.

I intend to work here for the foreseeable future. I enjoy the work, my fellow employees, AND the owner and office manager. We have had a couple of employees leave recently but, with one exception, we were all rather relieved when they left. If anything, the owner and the office manager tend to keep people on even when they may not be exactly right for their job, and moved several employees to a different area of the company if practicable.

Several current employees are former employees who have returned to Trimax. We also recently hired someone who had just moved here and hadn't found a place to live yet - they let him stay in an apartment here in the building until he found a home.

In reference to the "contractor" issue, everyone here is a regular employee and their wages are taxed accordingly.

I know this because I'm the bookkeeper.

In closing, my experience has been nothing like the poster's. It's unfortunate that good people could be scared away from Trimax by a bitter, unethical former employee with an (imaginary) axe to grind.

Guest

I always tend to believe the employees over the employer. They have an ad on Indeed for a Sales and Marketing Administrator right now.

Wonder if they're gonna pay that person as a "contractor" too?

Guest

Did you report them to the Labor Board and the IRS? If they were paying you as a contractor, they owe you 15.3% in wages.

Floella Hse

Response To Personal Defamatory Comments:

My Name is Philip Wyers, President and Owner of TRIMAX/WYERS PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. This vengeful with intent to damage internet post, which is full of knowingly false information was just brought to my attention by one of our largest customers.

I want to first say that I am disappointed that this website, which is supposedly dedicated to “Disgruntled / Pissed off Consumers regarding actual products” would even allow postings that are clearly not consumer products related, but rather personal attacks on innocent individuals and businesses. This, tabloid style attack is clearly an attempt at doing irreparable harm to my business that I, and many dedicated long term employees have worked so hard to build over the past 20+ years. The products produced by TRIMAX / Wyers Products Group lead our industry in both quality and design and are manufactured to absolutely the highest quality standards in our United States factory, and our certified factories abroad. Our products consistently have the highest consumer satisfaction ratings of all like products on all the major national online retailer sites.

TRIMAX / Wyers Products Group Inc, consistently achieves year over year double digit sales growth, last year alone reaching close to 46% year over growth.

A company that does not make the highest quality products, or who does not treat its customers, retailers, and employees with the upmost respect, would not be achieving this type of continued success. Our employees are our most valued asset and we take pride in providing a healthy success minded environment for the purpose of helping them to achieve their financial and personal life goals. TRIMAX / Wyers Products Group, Inc.

takes pride in knowing that it operates under the highest ethical and business standards.

I can assure you that these baseless defamatory, untruthful comments will not go unpunished and we will protect the reputation of this company and its valued employees by any legal means necessary. I am currently in the process of filing a Defamation Lawsuit against the individual responsible for making these knowingly untrue statements that are meant to be harmful to the company and specific individuals. To quickly show the level of dishonesty employed in this post, please note the lead photo of this article, the writer leads you to believe that this is our order basket, when in fact it is our RECYCLE bin for copier paper, etc.

To further measure the credibility of this post, one need look no further than to the individual behind this attack. That person is a Mr. Jarrett D. Hanna, aka, Jay Hanna, whose last known address was 7440 S.

Blackhawk St. #3-204, Englewood Colorado, 80112, in Arapahoe County. I would suggest you do a quick background check on him to measure his personal credibility and integrity. What you will find in a background check is that Mr.

Jay Hanna, at age 28+, has many, many outstanding Warrants, and Criminal/ Traffic Violations, such as, operating a motor vehicle without valid license, expired tags … the list goes on. In fact due to Jay Hanna’s inability to obey everyday laws, he is unable to get something as simple as a valid driver’s license and function as a normal working adult.

To clarify, Jay Hanna came upon my business while walking door to door in the large multi-tenant building I own looking for work. I, at the time, appreciated his tenacity and put my better judgment aside and honestly just wanted to try and help him out if we could because he seemed desperate.

We hired him on a contract bases to focus on internet and social media related company issues. This all turned out to be a Big Mistake on my part! It was not long before he became combative with others in the office as well as intrusive with others in my office complex. It is around this time that I found out the reason he was walking door to door in his job search.

The reason was that he had no driver's license. He initially tried to hide this fact from us. This was clearly a problem if he wanted any long term opportunity at my company. Upon questioning him, by his own admission, he said he hasn’t had a driver’s license for 3 or 4 years due to the fact he repeatedly failed to show up in court for multiple speeding tickets, parking tickets, etc., and according to him, may have multiple warrants for his arrest in multiple states.

Clearly Jay Hanna / Jarrett D. Hanna is unable to function as a law abiding adult or manage his own life at the late age of 28+ years. Yet this individual wants to offer me business advice on how to manage my successful company. Ultimately, Jay Hanna/Jarrett D.

Hanna was fired by me for sexually harassing two female employees, along with aggravating our warehouse manager and other tenants in my building complex. Upon being fired, Jay Hanna, with tears in his eyes, begged me not to let him go, and offered to do any type of work we could offer him, including unloading shipping containers. His weak physical stature ruled out any demanding physical labor, but in reality, his sexual harassment of my female employee’s ruled out any possibility for him to remain at my company. By Jay Hanna’s own admission he has never been able to work for others because he has trouble taking direction and getting along with others.

This was certainly the case in my experience. I personally, and we as a company, take the firing of an employee very seriously. The last thing we want is to be forced to fire an employee and do it only as a last resort, and in Jay Hanna’s case, this was the only option. Over the years I have had to fire several employee’s, but it is a very rare occurrence.

In the end, I can only speculate that the body of lies contained in this internet post stems from Jay Hanna being upset that he was fired, and his resulting desire to defame and harass me personally, as well as take one last shot at harassing a female employee who found him offensive. Jay Hanna’s dysfunction runs far deeper than I am able to fully explain here. I would strongly recommend that anyone who may be considering hiring Jay Hanna or getting involved with him in anyway, please first contact me directly. More About Us: Wyers Products Group, Inc.

, and its security lock brand, TRIMAX LOCKS, along with RAZOR Adjustable Hitch Systems, and ROAD-MAX Bike Carries has been in trailering security and consumer products business going on 20+ years. We are hands down the industry leader in Trailer and Tow Security. We take great pride in our innovative, patented products. The quality of our products, along with their manufacturing facilities, whether here in the USA, or our certified foreign factories, are second to none.

We sell hundreds of thousands of security lock products and related items per year and have the best possible safety record without incedint. For the past 20+ years our products have been sold by the nations most respected Retailers, Distributors, Dealers, and Online Stores.

We currently sell private label products to the nation’s largest hitch makers, retail outlets, and manufacturers. We invite you to learn more about us and our success story on our national website: www.trimaxlocks.com

Guest

I hear "the man" is going to be visiting and spending a lot of time with them very soon? Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

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ronfostr F
map-marker Dallas, Texas

Bicycle lock

Bought two Trimax bicycle locks Model #MAG10SC attempted to set my own combination on to the locks as described in the directions, one lock worked, but the other lock failed. I made many attempts none worked. I contacted Trimax, they sent a warranty form to fill out and said the lock would be replaced upon receipt back of the form. I returned the form via email per their request, nothing happened. I resent the warranty form again, still nothing. No correspondence from them since, guess their warranty is non-existent. Suggest the purchase of a different brand of bicycle lock.
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This might explain your issues with Trimax Locks.

http://www.pissedconsumer.com/reviews-by-company/trimax-locks/scam-company-201402****5241.html

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