February 28, 2011

Florida Utility Trailers, Inc. Acquires New Dealership in South Florida

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., February 28, 2011 – 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 Florida Utility Trailers, Inc. has acquired Utility Trailer Sales & Leasing in Miami, Florida. Utility Trailer Sales & Leasing has officially become a part of Florida Utility Trailers, Inc.”The acquisition is a part of our dealerships’ expansion plans to provide more available Utility inventory for customers in both the Central and South Florida area,” said Kelly Stephens, President of Florida Utility Trailers. “Peter Verbeeck, the President at Utility Trailers Sales & Leasing and I have known each other for 19 years, and have always thought a merger would be beneficial to both of our dealerships.” With the merger, Florida Utility Trailers now has locations in Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, and Miami.For over 33 years, Florida Utility Trailers provided customers with parts, service and leasing options, as well as new & used Utility trailers. With the merger, the dealership has hired more employees to further expand their leasing business and manage a larger volume of sales. Long time employee, Jack Beville has been appointed General Manager for all four locations.  To find out about Utility Trailer Manufacturing and more information about their other dealer locations. visit: www.utilitytrailer.com.

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