CITY OF INDUSTRY, California – April 21, 2006 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers in North America, is pleased to announce that its independent dealer, Craftsmen Industries Inc. is expanding its operations to include a new facility dedicated to its trailer dealership business in St. Charles, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. (http://www.craftsmenutility.com/)
Craftsmen Industries, Inc. was established in 1982, and has grown to encompass a one-stop-shop for over-the-road trailer repair, custom painting and a semi-trailer dealership. Their mission is to provide their customers with the best value in the marketplace by offering the highest quality equipment, a large parts inventory, an experienced service team, and the largest graphics operation in the Midwest.
Encompassing 85,000 square feet located on 34 acres, the Craftsmen dealership is the largest Utility Trailer dealership and one of the largest trailer dealerships in North America. The new Craftsmen facility will feature 32 services doors with the capability of having 60 trailers under one roof. Scheduled to open in April, the new facility will provide more space for parts and service, while enabling an easy in-and-out for customers. The facility will continue to offer sales, parts and service with a new driver’s waiting room complete with internet access. Expansive customer parking will enable a larger selection of new and used trailers. All of this supports the ultimate Craftsmen value to the customer as a premier “One Stop Trailer Shop” and serving to attract quality mechanics. The facility is located at 3755 Mueller Road, St. Charles, MO 63301, and is open till midnight Monday through Friday, and to noon on Saturdays.
“The investment by Craftsmen into their new facility is a testament to their dedication to their trailer customer’s needs,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer. “This expansion is a strong statement of their ongoing commitment to providing high quality products and services to the trucking industry. It is also a demonstration of the ongoing commitment on behalf of our dealers to anticipate the growing needs of Utility customers.”