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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Receives TTMA Annual Plant Safety Award

Posted: 6/7/2012


CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 7, 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 that it has received the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) Annual Safety Award for Utility’s Marion, Virginia manufacturing plant.
Utility’s Marion plant manufactures the #1 selling 3000R® refrigerated trailers. The plant has been honored with the “Category A” award for large trailer manufacturing plants, which have attained over 750,000 hours worked in a year without a lost time incident. In fact, Utility’s Marion plant worked over 1.89 million hours in 2011 without an incident resulting in days away from work. The TTMA award was recently presented to Marion’s Plant Manager, Brad Starkey.

“To achieve such an award is due to a well-trained team of management and employees with great attitude, high work ethic and an overwhelming desire to work safely. Employees here at the Marion plant practice the motto, Safety Begins With Me. Each employee takes this very seriously,” said Starkey. Dan Potts, Utility’s Marion Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager adds, “This award recognizes the effort of each employee to remain dedicated to their personal safety, everyday. Safety education and training for all employees, at all levels within the plant, and personal involvement of our employees in the safety process is the cornerstone of our success."

Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. The Clearfield, Utah and Marion, Virginia plants manufacture 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®.
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.

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