July 19, 2011

Utility Arkansas Dealership Announces Purchase of a New Repair & Paint Facility

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., July 19, 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 Utility Trailer Sales of N.W. Arkansas has recently expanded its current dealership by adding a new 36,000+ square foot repair and paint facility.

“We are looking to meet the demands of our growing business and are providing our customers with a new state-of-the-art paint and repair facility with the capacity to hold up to 17 trailers under one roof,” said Ed Devero, Sales Manager for Utility Trailer Sales of N.W. Arkansas. “The recent purchase will triple the size of our current dealership.” Located on the north side of the current dealership, the new paint and repair facility encompasses a 60’ trailer downdraft paint booth and includes all new equipment to meet the needs of a full service paint & body shop. “We are pleased to see that many of our independent dealers have been experiencing rapid growth and have expanded their dealership to meet those demands,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. “This speaks to the strength of our dealer network and the Utility brand.”
Both Utility Trailer Sales of N.W. Arkansas and its other location, Utility Tri-State, Inc. are part of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s network of 100+ independent dealerships in North America. Established in 1973, Utility Tri-State, Inc. is a full service semi-trailer dealership with locations in Tulsa, Fort Smith (operating under the name Utility Trailer Sales of N.W. Arkansas), and Oklahoma City. All locations are authorized dealers for Utility reefers, vans and flatbed trailers.

With the new expansion, the Arkansas dealership has hired additional staff and technicians to accommodate a flow of more customers in the future. The dealership’s key team members are Robert Rumsey, General Manager of Service & Parts, Marty Baker, Service Manager and Jared Gregory, Parts Manager. For the trailer sales and rental department, Ed Devero, Dale Seiter and Lewis Alexander will remain a part of the team.

To find out more about Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company or to locate the nearest authorized Utility dealership, visit: www.utilitytrailer.com.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing 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® and 4000D-X Composite™ dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000S®, drop deck and double 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. 

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