Utility plant produces 250,000th refrigerated trailer

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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Utility Trailer Manufacturing has now manufactured more than 250,000 refrigerated vans at a plant in Clearfield, Utah.

The company’s first Clearfield, Utah plant at Freeport Center, opened in 1965, makes 2000R reefers and other trailer products.

“I have been with the Clearfield plant for nearly 40 years, and I know that achieving this success requires a team effort,” said Todd Smith, plant manager. “With increasing demand and moving to two shifts, this achievement was attained while being recognized both for being the safest trailer manufacturing plant in the industry by Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and building the highest quality reefer in the world.”

Utility also produces dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers. It has been the largest producer of refrigerated trailers in the U.S. for more than 20 years.

– An earlier version of this article has been corrected to reflect that the 250,000 units were specifically built by the Clearfield, Utah plant, and do not reflect the total volume of reefers produced by Utility. Today’s Trucking regrets the error.

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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