March 19, 2009

100,000th Utility Trailer to Roll off the Marion Assembly Line

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 19, 2009 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of reefers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, is pleased to announce that its Marion, Virginia plant will reach a production milestone with its 100,000th trailer which will be rolling off the assembly line in March. Opened in 1989, the Marion, Virginia plant produces the market-leading 3000R® refrigerated trailer. Backed by the best trailer dealer network in North America, Utility’s reefer products have been the recognized leader in refrigerated trailers since 1994. This feat is the result of Utility’s commitment to uncompromising standards related to thermal efficiency, quality, reduced maintenance costs, and trade-in value. Available in a wide variety of single-temp and multi-temp configurations, the 3000R® is equipped with many standard features, including patented barrier rear doors, the highest-rated floor system, heavy duty 10” wearband, and proprietary foam-in-place insulation. In addition to its many features, the 3000R offers a wide variety of productive options, including the Utility wide-track system, recessed logistic track, and vortex removable air return bulkheads, to produce the trailer best suited for the specific needs of fleets today. “Spec-for-spec, the 3000R® offers the reefer fleets the best overall value today,” stated Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer. “And with a long productive life, low maintenance costs, high resale value, we expect to continue leading the way as the industry remains focused on operational efficiencies. The 3000R is simply the best reefer trailer we have ever built. We would like to recognize the daily commitment of our associates at the Marion plant who helped us achieve this milestone by producing the number one reefer in the industry.”

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