September 21, 2006

Young Utility Dealership Experiences Growth: Expands



Brett Olsen

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

(626) 854-7383

Young Utility Dealership Experiences Growth: Expands

CITY OF INDUSTRY, California – September 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, Utility/Peterbilt of Fort Wayne, Indiana has expanded its operations to include a new 30,000 square foot facility.

Utility/Peterbilt of Fort Wayne opened its doors January 1, 2000. Relatively young, the company has the right idea about what it takes to succeed for the long haul. From day one its promise has been to “interact in an honest, fair, open and respectful manner with employees, business partners, customers and the local community” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company.

As a result of this commitment to integrity and being the best, Utility/Peterbilt of Fort Wayne has experienced tremendous growth. They recently completed a new 30,000 square foot facility dedicated to truck and trailer sales, service and aftermarket parts. This new facility increases their ability to meet the growing needs of both the Owner Operator and larger fleets, with increased parts availability and faster service turn-around times.

“We are growing because our mission is to continually exceed our customers’ expectations. Everything we do is with the purpose of keeping a customer for life,” said Dave Roemer, General Manager. “We are a full service dealership complete with a large inventory of both tractors and trailers, and a 12 service bay facility.”

The facility is located at 12010 Declaration Dr., New Haven IN 46774, just off of Highway 306 at I469 in Fort Wayne.

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About Utility Trailer

Based in City of Industry, California, and enjoying more than 90 years in the business, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Producing trailers since 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers. Utility is the largest producer of refrigerated vans and the third largest trailer manufacturer overall in the USA. They currently operate the following five regionally-placed trailer factories: Two Refrigerated Trailers factories, which are located in Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah; two Dry Van factories, which are in Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas; and a Flatbed/Tautliner® factory located in Enterprise, Alabama. Utility’s historical position as America’s largest producer of refrigerated vans is a direct result of its management’s focus on providing innovative solutions to customer problems. Utility’s extensive dealer network has over 100 locations throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico as well as South America. For more information, contact Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company at (626) 965-1541 or visit the company web site at

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