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Utility Expands Refrigerated Trailer Plant in Marion, VA
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., September 19, 2012 - Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce the expansion of Utility’s reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Virginia.
Utility has constructed a new 50,000 square foot modification center for high option and complex refrigerated trailers and an additional employee lunchroom. This expansion will increase our production capabilities to meet our customers’ growing demand for high option reefers while allowing for increased production of more standardized trailers.
“We are currently in our 18th consecutive year as the #1 market leading reefer trailer manufacturer consistently building over half of all the reefers in North America. This expansion is evidence of our continuing commitment to lead the reefer trailer industry,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing.
The expansion also includes the acquisition of over 100 acres of property adjacent to the facility to accommodate additional parking for up to 1,400 trailers. Utility’s Marion Plant Manager, Brad Starkey expects the full expansion to be completed in late October. The Marion plant is one of five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. In addition to the Marion plant, Utility has expanded its Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas dry van plants this year. For more information about Utility Trailer Manufacturing, visit: www.utilitytrailer.com. About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants. The 4000D-X Composite® and 4000D™ dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000S™, drop deck and double flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.