|The first three years of this decade have seen their fair share of challenges. In 2011, Utility's former President, Walter Bennett passed away. This same year, Utility's Glade Spring dry van plant was struck by a tornado, and the promised economic recovery has proven to be anemic.
But Utility continued to experience significant growth, maintaining its leadership position in the trailer industry. In 2010, Utility made 100% LED lighting standard on all of its trailers and in 2011, Utility introduced the innovative Adjustable Load Securement System, and the next generation EPA SmartWay® verified Advanced Side Skirt, the USS120A-4.
Utility's 3000R continues to remain the preeminent and number one selling refrigerated trailer, while the 4000D-X Composite became the fastest growing trailer in the company's history. Significant milestones were achieved, among them were Utility adding a second assembly line at its Glade Spring dry manufacturing plant in 2012, and also manufacturing its 200,000 refrigerated trailer at its plants in Utah.
In 2014, Utility became the first manufacturer to include roll stability as a standard base specification on its 3000R. That year also marked the company's 100th year of building trailers. Utility commemorated this milestone anniversary with a yearlong celebration that reflected upon its long and rich heritage. Today, Utility continues to lead the industry with the same core values and principles first started with E.W. and H.C. Bennett, and with the ongoing focus for the next era of trailer technology and innovations.