Utility on target to build 500,000th reefer van

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, is on target to manufacture its 500,000th refrigerated van in 2017.

Since 1994, Utility has been a leading manufacturer of refrigerated vans in the Americas, and the 3000R continues to maintain its industry leadership.

“When our Clearfield UT plant recently manufactured its 250,000th reefer, we decided to add up the total number of reefers manufactured in our history. The number turned out to be over 490,000 refrigerated vans. With what we have in the pipeline, we will hit half a million reefers sometime this year,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice-president of sales & marketing for Utility.

The company currently operates two reefer manufacturing facilities in the United States, dedicated to building 3000R refrigerated vans, and maintains more than a 50% market share.

In 1965, Utility opened its Clearfield plant at Freeport Center. This plant closed in 2001 after building nearly 100,000 reefers when a retooled, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was completed nearby. The new Clearfield plant was designed specifically to build the completely re-engineered Utility 3000R reefer.

To meet increased market demand for refrigerated vans, Utility opened its Marion VA plant in 1989. With production at capacity, it also is nearing its next manufacturing milestone. Prior to these two reefer manufacturing facilities, Utility manufactured its refrigerated van products in City of Industry CA and El Paso TX.

See www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

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