CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., April 6, 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 it has exceeded another production milestone by manufacturing over 250,000 refrigerated vans in Utah.
Utility’s first Clearfield, Utah plant at Freeport Center, opened in 1965, where it manufactured the 2000R® reefer as well as other trailer products. “I have been with the Clearfield plant for nearly 40 years, and I know that achieving this success requires a team effort,” said Todd Smith, Utility’s Clearfield Plant Manager. “With increasing demand and moving to two shifts, this achievement was attained while being recognized both for being the safest trailer manufacturing plant in the industry by Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and building the highest quality reefer in the world.” Utility remains the #1 leading reefer manufacturer in the U.S. for over 20 years.
The 250,000th reefer was purchased by Navajo Express, a family owned and operated trucking company based out of Denver, Colorado. “It is an honor to have Navajo be the recipient of this trailer,” added Mr. Smith. “The Digby family have been leaders and innovators in the transportation industry for over 70 years.” The 250,000th reefer was presented to Don Digby Jr. on March 16, 2017.