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Great Dane plant celebrates production of 100,000th trailer

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Great Dane recently produced the 100,000th trailer built out of its Wayne, Nebraska plant.


Great Dane recently built the 100,000th trailer out of its Wayne, Nebraska plant. Pictured (L-R): Chris Hammond, Great Dane Vice President of Dealer and International Sales; Darv Habben, Crossroads Trailer President; Mark Habben, Crossroads Trailer; Dale Decker, Decker Truck Line Vice President; Don Decker, President and CEO of Decker Truck Line; Dean Engelage, Great Dane President; Terry Hanson, Great Dane Wayne Plant Manager.
Great Dane recently built the 100,000th trailer out of its Wayne, Nebraska plant. Pictured (L-R): Chris Hammond, Great Dane Vice President of Dealer and International Sales; Darv Habben, Crossroads Trailer President; Mark Habben, Crossroads Trailer; Dale Decker, Decker Truck Line Vice President; Don Decker, President and CEO of Decker Truck Line; Dean Engelage, Great Dane President; Terry Hanson, Great Dane Wayne Plant Manager.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Great Dane recently produced the 100,000th trailer built out of its Wayne, Nebraska plant.

The milestone was celebrated Oct. 3 during a special hand-off to customer Decker Truck Line, with other dignitaries in attendance.

The Wayne facility builds Great Dane’s Everest SS refrigerated trailers. The plant is 257,000 sq.-ft. and has been in operation since 1986. It employs more than 500 people and builds more than 5,000 trailers per year, Great Dane says.

The 100,000th trailer was built especially for Decker Truck Line of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, which has been a Great Dane customer since 1975.

“We’re extremely proud to reach this historic production milestone here in Wayne,” said Terry Hanson, manager of the Wayne plant. “It’s a clear testament to the quality of product that we produce, and to the spirit of the hundreds of hard-working individuals who carefully craft these outstanding trailers for our customers on a daily basis. Their deep sense of pride and attention to detail is what makes our trailers the very best the market has to offer.”


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