December 2, 2015

Craftsmen Trailer, LLC Expands Operations in Davenport, Iowa

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., December 2, 2015 – 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 Craftsmen Trailer, LLC has acquired the Utility dealership located in Davenport, Iowa from Thompson Truck and Trailer.

 “We are excited about this acquisition,” said Lou Helmsing, President of Craftsmen Trailer. “This is our third dealer location, which expands our ability to serve our customers with improved access to aftermarket parts and service, as well as a larger inventory of both new and used equipment, in Eastern Iowa and North-Central Illinois. The new location is ideally situated just off Interstate 80, so it’s very accessible,” added Helmsing.  

Founded in 1982 in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Craftsmen is a regional full service Utility dealership with 3 locations – St. Louis, Missouri, Sikeston, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa.

The Davenport facility is conveniently located at 3698 W. 83rd Street, near the Northwest Boulevard exit off of Interstate 80. For more information about Craftsmen Trailer, LLC, visit:

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