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East Manufacturing Announces Meister-Shane as East Dealer

June 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

East Manufacturing has announced that Meister-Shane Ltd. is now an authorized East dealer. Having celebrated its 70th anniversary this year as a family-owned business serving Central Illinois, Meister-Shane now carries East aluminum flatbed and drop deck trailers, both East aluminum and steel dump trailers, aluminum dump bodies, and parts and service.

Established as a welding and blacksmith shop in 1946, Meister-Shane became a truck and trailer repair facility in the 1960s. After 50 years of specializing in the repair of dump trailer including comprehensive wreck repair, the company has earned a reputation for superior quality.

Originally focused solely on service, Meister-Shane now has both new and used trailer inventory in addition to parts and financing. Meister-Shane is operated by Scott Hemstreet, president and chief engineer, and serves 15 counties in Central Illinois from Peoria south to Springfield, east to Decatur and Monticello. Counties include Cass De Witt, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Peoria, Piatt, Putman, Sangamon, Scott, Tazewell and Woodford.

“We are excited to be part of the East family,” said Hemstreet. “And look forward to continuing a tradition of superior quality that is at the core of both of our companies.”

“In both their new East trailer sales role as well as in their service expertise, we are happy to have Meister-Shane on board as a new East dealer,” said Dave de Poincy, president of East. “Their reputation in quality service is number one.”

Meister-Shane is located at 1017 N 3rd Street, Chillicothe, Ill.