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Utility Trailer Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Building Trailers in Utah

September 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
Utility Trailer Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Building Trailers in Utah

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds and curtainsided trailers is celebrating the 50th anniversary of building trailers in Utah at its Clearfield manufacturing facility.

Utility opened its first Clearfield plant in 1965 and originally manufactured dry vans, furniture vans and refrigerated vans. In 1999, with the introduction of the 3000R refrigerated van, specific tooling was needed and Utility moved and expanded to a new and larger building near the old facility in Clearfield. Today, the plant is one of the largest trailer manufacturing facilities in the world, and employs 1,160 individuals and has earned numerous safety awards from Liberty Mutual for its safe work practices.

“Our plant has prided itself in producing quality trailers throughout the years, and we look forward to another 50 years of continued improvement while maintaining the same emphasis on quality, safety and efficiency,” said Todd Smith, Clearfield plant manager.