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Utility Expands Dry Van Capacity with 2nd Assembly Line in Glade Spring

Posted: 3/23/2012

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 23, 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 addition of a 2nd assembly line at its Glade Spring, Virginia dry van manufacturing facility.

The expansion adds approximately 56,000 square feet of manufacturing space and provides additional production for up to 8 more trailers daily. The 2nd assembly line accommodates production of Utility’s light weight dry van trailers with both standard and high option specifications. The Glade Spring plant, one of Utility’s five trailer manufacturing locations across the United States, manufactures Utility’s 4000D-X Composite® and 4000D ® dry van trailers.

“The plant was struck by a severe tornado storm last year, but we were fortunate to quickly recover and continue our expansion plans,” said Bob Maki, Director of Manufacturing for Utility. “When the 2nd assembly line is fully operational we will be able to meet the growing demands of our popular 4000D-X Composite dry van trailer.” Utility is in the process of adding over 70 additional workers to accommodate the increase in production capacity. Utility will complete its first trailer off of the 2nd assembly line on April 16, 2012.
To find out more 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® 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: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

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