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Utility Trailer Sales of Central California Expands Operations

Posted: 3/1/2005

Utility Trailer Sales of Central California Expands Operations to Meet Growing Demand CITY OF INDUSTRY, California, March 1, 2005 - Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, is pleased to announce that a member of its 100 dealer network –Utility Trailer Sales of Central California – is expanding its presence into Lathrop to better serve the greater Stockton and Bay areas. After years of service and sales in the Fresno and Bay Areas, Utility Trailer Sales of Central California is adding a new facility in Lathrop, California – off of Interstate 5 – in order to meet the growing demand for sales, parts and service, which will better serve the needs of owner operators and fleets within the greater Stockton and Bay areas. The new Lathrop facility will provide a major increase in sales and service capabilities. “We offer what is rapidly becoming unique in our industry – a dedicated dealer network that offers expert service, OEM parts and a knowledgeable sales staff to meet all the needs of the owner operator and fleet manager,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company. “We're extremely proud of the contribution each of our dealers make to ensure that the Utility name stands for quality, durability and productivity from the first mile to its 500,000th. Utility Trailer Sales of Central California, by expanding their operations to better serve our customers, exemplifies the dedication to continual improvement that is the hallmark of a Utility Trailer Dealer.” The new Lathrop facility is located on 26 acres and encompasses approximately 45,000 square feet of that property. Within the compound, customers will find 18 service bays and a 70-foot, state-of-the-art paint booth, which will be more effectual in handling the increased need for service capabilities and service space. This 6 million dollar expansion will not only provide an entirely new level of service, but it will also fully handle the demand for trailer, truck and refrigeration parts. About Utility Trailer Based in City of Industry, California, and enjoying more than 90 years in the business, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America's oldest, privately owned family-operated trailer manufacturer. Producing trailers since 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers. Utility is the largest producer of refrigerated vans and the third largest trailer manufacturer overall in the USA. They currently operate the following five regionally-placed trailer factories: Two Refrigerated Trailers factories, which are located in Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah; two Dry Van factories, which are in Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas; and a Flatbed/Tautliner® factory located in Enterprise, Alabama. Utility's historical position as America's largest producer of refrigerated vans is a direct result of its management's focus on providing innovative solutions to customer problems. Utility's extensive dealer network has over 100 locations throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico as well as South America. For more information, contact Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company at (626) 965-1541 or visit the company web site at www.utilitytrailer.com.

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