Utility Trailer Mfg Co
exceeds reefer trailer
Jan 31, 2013 9:30 AM
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainside trailers, has exceeded a production milestone. It has manufactured more than 200,000 reefer trailers at the company’s Clearfield UT manufacturing facilities.
The company’s first Clearfield plant opened in 1965 and closed in 2001. A new larger facility adjacent to the area opened in January 2000 and recently reached the milestone of producing its 100,000th reefer trailer. The 100,000th reefer trailer was produced for Utility’s longtime customer, Stevens Transport of Dallas TX, which was founded by Steve Aaron in 1980 and later joined by his son Clay Aaron, president. Combining production from both the old and new Clearfield manufacturing plants, Utility has exceeded the milestone of producing more than 200,000 reefer trailers in Utah.
“We opened the new facility in Utah specifically for our number-one-selling 3000R refrigerated trailer. The design and layout of the larger facility accommodated the advanced tooling specific to the 3000R,” said Steve Smith, Utility’s Clearfield plant manager. “From 178,000 square feet of space to the larger facility which exceeds 500,000 square feet, we’ve increased production efficiencies with a continuous production flow by expanding and adding a second assembly line for high-option trailers.”
With these efficiencies and expansions, the Clearfield facility has nearly tripled production capacity. The plant is now one of the largest trailer manufacturing facilities in the world.
Utility operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. The Clearfield and Marion VA plants manufacture refrigerated trailers. Utility dry vans are manufactured in Glade Spring VA and Paragould AR. Utility also has a facility in Enterprise AL that manufactures flatbeds and Tautliners.
For more information, visit www.utilitytrailer.com.
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