June 30, 2016

North Central Utility of Minnesota Breaks Ground on New North Mankato Facility

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 30, 2016 – 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 North Central Utility,   has broken ground on a new dealership facility to be located in North Mankato, Minnesota.

“Since acquiring the Utility dealership from Allstate Peterbilt, we concentrated on finding an ideal location to build a new state-of-the-art facility,” said David Batterman, Vice President. “We need to be out where business is growing, and North Mankato is the perfect place to build our first full-service dealer location in Minnesota. This 12-acre location is ideally located off Highway 14 near the heavily traveled Highway 169. It assures easy access for customers coming from the Twin Cities as well as those traveling on Interstates 80, 90, and 35.”  
The new North Mankato location is the beginning of a comprehensive expansion plan for North Central Utility in the Midwest. When open (October 2016), the 22,000 square foot full-service facility will house a 3,000 square foot retail Parts Showroom, and a 5,500 square foot Parts Warehouse. The 7-bay Service Facility will feature a bay dedicated to alignment and another bay dedicated to wreck repair. The new facility’s address will be 2150 Carlson Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003.
   

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 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® and 4000D™ dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 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: ut16.wpengine.com for more information.