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Utility’s Glade Spring, Virginia Plant Builds its 100,000th Dry Van

January 10, 2019

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 10, 2019--, 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 its Glade Spring, Virginia manufacturing plant has achieved another milestone, building its 100,000 th dry freight trailer, a 4000D-X Composite ® TBR.

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Pictured left to right: Craig Rummel, CRTS, Inc / Utility Trailer Sales of Virginia, Mark Taylor, CRTS, Inc / Utility Trailer Sales of Virginia, Sam Cassell, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co, Doug Whitaker, Whitaker Transportation, Debbie Whitaker, Whitaker Transportation, Dennis Arnold, Whitaker Transportation, Mark Whitaker, Whitaker Transportation, Craig Bennett, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co (Photo: Business Wire)

The milestone trailer was presented to Whitaker Transportation, who’s based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, at a celebration and press event held on January 9 th, 2019 at the Glade Spring facility. Members of the Bennett and Whitaker families were in attendance.

“I want to congratulate each and every person at Glade Spring for this achievement,” said Paul Bennett, Chairman & CEO for Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Co. “Day in and day out through the most challenging times, the people of Glade Spring have maintained their track record of excellence. Their character is exemplified in their generosity to the community and in their commitment to building trailers of the highest quality — this is why customers keep coming back and that is why the 4000D-X Composite continues to be the fastest selling trailer in our history.”

“I want to thank Whitaker Transportation for their continued trust in Utility,” said Sam Cassell, Utility’s Glade Spring Plant Manager. “For the past several years, they have been acquiring 100 to 150 dry vans a year. We are proud to be a part of their growing success and are delighted to make our 100,000 th dry van theirs. I cannot express how proud I am of the Utility Trailer Glade Spring team. From the day we shoveled the first shovel of dirt in 2000 to today, this team has broken records in areas of Safety, Quality and Production. They have overcome many obstacles over the past 19 years that few businesses face in a lifetime. I only wish there was enough time and space to list all of the 700 plus members of this team who had a hand in building the 100,000 th  trailer. Each person was involved – from the person who purchased a bolt to the person who parked the trailer where it sits today. Thank you, each and every one.”

The 4000D-X Composite TBR is equipped with Utility Side Skirts, Hendrickson ® suspension, Hendrickson ® Tire Inflation System, and Bendix ® Air Disc Brakes. Whitaker Transportation purchased the 4000D-X Composite TBR from C.R.T.S., Inc. / Utility Trailer Sales of Virginia out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company 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 aerodynamic technologies. Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility’s 3000R ® and the 3000R ® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite ® series and 4000D ® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A E ™, 4000S ®, and 4000A E ™ Drop Deck 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. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

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SOURCE: Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

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