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Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas Opens New Facility in Eagle Pass

March 19, 2019
The new, dual-use facility located on historic Route 57 in the city of Eagle Pass, TX, is ideally located to service the new Utility refrigerated trailer factory in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just three miles down the road.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2019--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 the opening of a new, dual-use facility located on historic Route 57 in the city of Eagle Pass, TX. The “Houston group” has constructed this state-of-the-art, Dealer facility on 40 acres of land, ideally located to service the new Utility refrigerated trailer factory in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just three miles down the road.

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The new, dual-use facility located on historic Route 57 in the city of Eagle Pass, TX, is ideally located to service the new Utility refrigerated trailer factory in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just three miles down the road.

“This strategic location is an ideal setting to store new trailers and get them ready for pick-up,” said Steve Bennett, Vice President of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. “In the near future it will become a center for transportation, receiving and accounting management. It will also be the receiving point for customer furnished materials and other production materials.”

The 51,000-square-foot parts warehouse and a 20-bay facility is also a full-service facility, offering new and used trailers, parts & service. “We are proud to be building a facility that will optimize service for our local customers,” said Jonny Loring, Jr., President of Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas. “Our Eagle Pass dealership will also offer a host of services to other Utility dealers and customers, including Carrier installations, lift gates, decals, and tracking devices.”

“This new development is an ideal location for us,” added Mr. Loring. “It’s proximity to the Mexican border enables us to better serve our growing customer base in the Texas market place. We’re also pleased that it will provide support for Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s plant operations in Piedras Negras.”

Directly adjacent to the Houston group, also on historic route 57, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has a 130-acre parcel under development, for new trailer parking and warehouse operations, to support the new Utility factory just over the border in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The first phase of the parking facility is now open for new trailer pick-up.

The new Eagle Pass facility grand opening is set for April 10, 2019. The new Texas address for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is 5395 U.S. Highway 57, Eagle Pass, TX 78852. For more information about Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas, or to find one of its current nine locations, visit:  www.utilitytrailers.com or call 713-821-6300.

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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