Accuride Steel Wheels Standard Across Utility Trailer Product Line

EVANSVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. and Accuride Corporation (OTCBB: AURD) today announced that Accuride powder coated steel wheels will be standard on all trailers produced by Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. at their five regional manufacturing plants located in Clearfield, Utah; Paragould, Arkansas; Glade Spring, Virginia; Adkins, Virginia and Enterprise, Alabama. The new standard will be effective on all trailers starting October 1, 2009.

According to Stephen Bennett, Vice President of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., “Accuride’s premium powder coating and light weight are excellent additions to Utility’s premium light weight trailers. The powder coated wheels provide improved durability and corrosion resistance and compliment our stainless steel rear frames as standard, our premium 5 year wheel end package, and our premium Michelin tires.”

“Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is an excellent addition to Accuride’s family of customers,” said Rick Schomer, Accuride’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “Their product attributes of high strength and light weight are in line with ours, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Accuride Corporation is one of the largest and most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of commercial vehicle components in North America. Accuride’s products include commercial vehicle wheels, wheel-end components and assemblies, truck body and chassis parts, seating assemblies and other commercial vehicle components.
Accuride’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride, Gunite, Imperial, Bostrom, Fabco, Brillion, and Highway Original. For more information, visit Accuride’s website at

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

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