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Utility produces 50,000th dry van trailer at Virginia plant

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Utility Trailer has produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va. manufacturing plant.


Utility Trailer is celebrating its 50,000th dry van trailer milestone at its Glade Spring manufacturing plant. The trailer was commissioned by K-VA-T Food Stores, Food City's parent company. Pictured from left to right are: Craig Bennett, senior vice-president, sales and marketing for Utility Trailer; Sam Cassell, plant manager for Utility Trailer's Glade Spring Plant; Steve Smith, president & CEO for Food City; Buddy Honaker, director of distribution for Food City; and Mike Tate, transportation manager for Food City.
Utility Trailer is celebrating its 50,000th dry van trailer milestone at its Glade Spring manufacturing plant. The trailer was commissioned by K-VA-T Food Stores, Food City's parent company. Pictured from left to right are: Craig Bennett, senior vice-president, sales and marketing for Utility Trailer; Sam Cassell, plant manager for Utility Trailer's Glade Spring Plant; Steve Smith, president & CEO for Food City; Buddy Honaker, director of distribution for Food City; and Mike Tate, transportation manager for Food City.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer has produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va. manufacturing plant.

Headquartered in Abingdon, Va., K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) is a locally owned company operating 106 retail supermarkets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. The company commissioned the production of Utility’s 50,000th 4000D-X Composite dry van manufactured at the Glade Spring, Va. plant.

“We would like to congratulate Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company and their team of dedicated associates on reaching such an important milestone in their plant’s history,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and CEO. “Their success has certainly been vital to our local economy, while providing quality jobs to scores of individuals throughout our region. As a locally owned and operated company ourselves, we’re extremely proud to partner with Utility to not only secure top quality trailers at a very competitive price, but a product that is manufactured right here in our own community by our friends and neighbors.”

Utility and Food City celebrated the occasion at the Glade Spring plant May 21.

“From one privately held and family-owned company to another, we are pleased that Food City is the company that gets the 50,000th trailer from our Glade Spring plant,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Utility. “They are an important customer of ours and we will continue to support their growth by providing them with the highest quality products and solutions for their business.”


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