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Craftsmen Expands its Truck Trailer Operations in Davenport, Iowa

December 7, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers said Craftsmen Trailer has acquired the Utility dealership located in Davenport, Iowa, from Thompson Truck and Trailer.

“We are excited about this acquisition,” said Lou Helmsing, president of Craftsmen Trailer. “This is our third dealer location, which expands our ability to serve our customers with improved access to aftermarket parts and service, as well as a larger inventory of both new and used equipment, in Eastern Iowa and North-Central Illinois. The new location is ideally situated just off Interstate 80, so it’s very accessible,” added Helmsing.

Founded in 1982 in Downtown St. Louis, Mo., Craftsmen is a regional full-service Utility dealership with three locations — St. Louis, Mo., Sikeston, Mo., and Davenport, Iowa.

The Davenport facility is located at 3698 W. 83rd Street, near the Northwest Boulevard exit off of Interstate 80.

Utility Trailer currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States.