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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Achieves Record-Breaking Safety Milestone

Posted: 12/13/2011

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., December 13, 2011 - 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 that its Marion, Virginia manufacturing facility has achieved over 2 million hours without a single lost time accident.

Each of Utility’s manufacturing facilities has a fully-staffed Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Department, which has helped Utility take a proactive approach in implementing strict safety practices which go beyond standard compliance with regulations. “The accomplishment of 2 million hours without a lost time accident is the result of the effort of every employee being cognizant of their own personal well-being everyday,” commented EHS Manager, Dan Potts. “Without the outstanding safety education and training resources offered by Utility as well as the great work ethic of our committed employees, we would have not been able to achieve such an important milestone,” added Brad Starkey, Plant Manager.

Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. In addition to the Marion location, the Clearfield, Utah facility manufactures Utility’s #1 selling refrigerated trailer. Utility dry vans are manufactured in Glade Spring, Virginia, and Paragould, Arkansas. Utility also has a facility in Enterprise, Alabama that manufactures flatbeds and Tautliners®. Over the past few years, the company has nearly tripled its EHS personnel for each of their manufacturing facilities, and all have achieved reductions in accident rates.

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® and 4000D-X Composite™ 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: for more information.

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