CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 6, 2014 – 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 recently commemorated its 100th anniversary in La Quinta, California.
“To mark 100 years of manufacturing the world’s best trailers, we celebrated with customers, dealers, and vendors from all over the Americas at the biggest and largest event ever in the history of our company,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Utility. “Over 600 guests attended the event at La Quinta Resort & Club. At the event, dealers and customers had the opportunity to attend several business meetings that examined the past, present and future of Utility. Additionally, guests were able to play golf, participate in special activities, and attend dinner parties with special guest performances,” added Bennett.
Utility vendor partners also participated in the celebration by showcasing concept and future innovations in the Utility Technology Pavilion. “Our partners gave our guests an exclusive first look at some of their new products, along with some products that are debuting at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show,” said Stephen Bennett, Vice President for Utility.
Attendees were treated to decade-themed parties and videos that chronicled the history of Utility. “We are America’s oldest trailer manufacturer and we’ve archived thousands of old photographs, videos, 16MM films, and other special memorabilia of our 100-year history,” said Craig Bennett. Guests were also given a special commemorative 100th Anniversary book honoring Utility’s pioneering spirit and rich history of building innovative trailers. “We want to thank our vendor partners, dealers, customers, and employees for making this celebration a huge success, and we look forward to the next 100 years of innovation,” commented Craig Bennett.
Utility’s 100th anniversary celebration will continue throughout the year with many other events being held for employees, customers and dealers including at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky from March 27th – March 29th in booth #34795.