Beginning in the early 1960’s, the idea of the snowmobile scorpionshow200639reduced.jpgexploded. Few companies that were manufacturing sleds then are still around today including Coleman, Husqvarna and Sears and Roebuck. Yet one manufacturer that began in Crosby, Minnesota about 45 miles from Staples, and only 20 miles from Stern Rubber’s plant in Aitkin, was a manufacturer by the name of Scorpion.
In the late 50’s, Glen Gutzman and his business partner Donald Bergstrom, were constantly working to build an air powered machine that would propel a driver and a passenger through difficult snow conditions. Glen, and his team, made their first machine in Eagle Bend, Minnesota. As time progressed, Glen’s production of his aluminum bodied machines continued, and he would soon move his production to a small garage that he leased in Crosby, and named his company Trail-A-Sled Mfg (TAS).