August 1, 2017

Craftsmen Utility Trailer Opens New Facility in Davenport, Iowa

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 1, 2017 – 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 Utility Trailer has completed the development of its new facility in Davenport, Iowa.

“We acquired this location in 2015 in order to better serve our customers,” said Lou Helmsing, President of Craftsmen Utility Trailer. “The facility that we were leasing from the prior owner was very small and did not allow any room for growth, so we decided to build a new facility that would offer a much improved experience for our customers. We are also excited to show off our new spacious facility at our Open House planned for later this year.”

The Davenport facility is located on 14 acres of land, next to two truck stops and near several truck dealers with space for trailer parking. The lot can accommodate 300 trailers and showcases new and used Utility 3000R® reefers, 4000D-X Composite®, 4000AE™ Combo Flatbeds and other specialty trailers. The 25,500 square foot facility includes a Driver’s Waiting Room, a 4,000-square foot Parts Warehouse & Showroom, and a Service Center with 12 Service Bays. “Our Service Department is open on two shifts, offering both Express Service and Mobile Service. Our fleet of fully-equipped service trucks are ready to provide emergency road service and on-site repair,” added Mr. Helmsing.

The new Davenport facility is located at 2607 Research Parkway, near the Northwest Boulevard exit off of Interstate 80. For more information about Craftsmen Utility Trailer, visit, or contact 844-706-6452.

About Craftsmen Utility Trailer
Founded in 1982 in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Craftsmen is a second-generation, regional full-service Utility dealership with 3 strategic locations — St. Charles (St. Louis), Missouri, Sikeston, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa. For more information about Craftsmen Utility Trailer, visit:

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company 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 aerodynamic 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® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE™, 4000S®, and drop deck 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: for more information.

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