LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Responding to a booming trailer market, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., is adding a 2nd assembly line at its Glade Spring, Virginia dry van manufacturing facility.
The expansion adds approximately 56,000 square feet of manufacturing space and provides additional production for up to 8 more trailers daily. The 2nd assembly line accommodates production of Utility’s light weight dry van trailers with both standard and high option specifications. The Glade Spring plant, one of Utility’s five trailer manufacturing locations across the United States, manufactures Utility’s 4000D-X Composite and 4000D dry van trailers.
“We are seeing a very strong trailer market this year. In the dry van segment you can sell any trailer you can build, the reefer segment is good and flatbed is recovering,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice President sales & marketing for Utility.
He added that barring any dramatic fallout from the November presidential election in the US or fuel pricing rising to truly dangerous levels, 2013 sales could approach the levels seen back in 2006.
The Glade Spring plant was struck by a severe tornado storm last year, but the company has been quick to return to production. Utility will complete its first trailer off of the 2nd assembly line on April 16, 2012.
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