Wabash National to produce ArcticLite trailers for Prime

Wabash National Corporation has announced confirmation of a three-year purchase agreement with Prime Inc, one of the largest refrigerated carriers in North America.

The agreement is for 4,000 ArcticLite refrigerated van trailers over the next 34 months. Trailer production requirements for 725 of those trailers in 2010 will begin this month.

“We’re excited to continue our successful relationship with Wabash National,” said Robert Low, Prime’s founder and chief executive officer. “Our purchase of their ArcticLite trailers has helped provide Prime’s customers with unmatched temperature control. These thermally efficient and lightweight trailers are equipped with the latest technology to maximize product protection, while reducing our carbon footprint and conserving energy. The superior design of these trailers enables us to maximize cargo weight and cubic capacity. We remain committed to our quest of providing our customers with the most productive and reliable equipment available,”

“We once again are pleased to partner with one of the nation’s premier refrigerated carriers, Prime Inc,” said Dick Giromini, Wabash National’s president and CEO. “Their continued support of the benefits of our ArcticLite refrigerated van confirms the quality and performance of this product.”

Headquartered in Lafayette IN, Wabash National specializes in design and production of refrigerated vans, dry freight vans, flatbed trailers, drop-deck trailers, dump trailers, truck bodies, and intermodal equipment. Its core products are sold under the DuraPlate, ArcticLite, FreightPro, Eagle, and Benson brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corp, a manufacturer of flatbed, drop-deck, and dump trailers and truck bodies; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the United States.

Founded in 1970, Prime Inc’s corporate headquarters are in Springfield MO. Visit www.primeinc.com for more details.

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