August 25, 2011

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Adds a New Standard Feature to all Utility Refrigerated Trailers

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 25, 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 the standard side wall lining has been changed to a “high impact” bi-directional fiberglass reinforced, polypropylene plastic lining.

Significantly more durable than traditional F.R.P. linings, this lining is now a standard feature on all Utility refrigerated trailers. “Over half of our customers are already utilizing this high impact lining on the side walls of their reefers and have found it highly beneficial because of its durability and resilience,” Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Utility. The Utility “high impact” lining has already been included as a standard equipment on the ceiling lining, front wall lining, rear door lining and sub-pan (underskin). Now, with the inclusion of the side walls, the entire interior and lower sub-pan below the floor is covered with this highly durable 100% recyclable lining material.

“We have recognized the imperative nature of using a material that not only is moisture resistant but also promotes the longevity of the trailer,” said Bennett. “This material is three times more puncture-resistant than standard fiberglass, which prevents negative impacts of moisture entry that may cause thermal degradation and weight gain.”
To find out more about this new standard feature for Utility’s refrigerated trailers, contact a local dealer.

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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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