Utility Trailer recently marked the 100,000th reefer trailer manufactured at its Clearfield, Utah facility. Combined with a second, now-closed facility, also located in Clearfield, the company recently surpassed 200,000 reefers manufactured in the state. The 100,000th reefer was made for longtime customer Stevens Transport. Pictured from left to right: Dave Wallace, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; Steve Aaron, Stevens Transport, Chairman and CEO; Clay Aaron, Stevens Transport, president; and Packy Watson, Utility Trailer of Dallas.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., — Utility Trailer has reached a production milestone, having manufactured more than 200,000 reefer trailers at the company’s Clearfield, Utah manufacturing facilities.
Utility’s first Clearfield plant opened in 1965 and closed in 2001. A new larger facility adjacent to the area opened in January 2000 and has 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 from Dallas, Texas, founded by Steve Aaron in 1980 and later joined by his son Clay Aaron, president. Combining the 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 sq. ft. of space to the larger facility which exceeds 500,000 sq. ft., 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, Utility’s Clearfield facility has nearly tripled the production capacity. Company officials say the plant is now one of the largest trailer manufacturing facilities in the world.