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Utility Trailer Putting the Spotlight on its Legacy Museum Trailer at MATS

March 19, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds and curtainsided trailers, will debut its special edition Legacy Museum trailer at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS).

“To commemorate our 100 years, we created a special museum trailer equipped with interactive screens, historical photographs, rare memorabilia and a 25-minute documentary film chronicling our story as it relates to important moments in history,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility.

The Legacy Museum trailer is designed with four interactive touchscreen monitors and audio equipment for viewing movies, photos and browsing through Utility’s historical timeline. At the front of the trailer, an eight-seat movie theatre and sound system will feature: “One Hundred Years of Building Trailers: The Utility Centennial Story,” a documentary film that can be viewed throughout trade show hours.

Additional museum elements include a World War II memorabilia shadow box displaying the original classified movie reel of Utility’s designed M23 ammunition trailer being tested by the U.S. Army. “This is truly a unique opportunity for all to experience Utility’s first 100 years and learn more about the many achievements in manufacturing that make us who we are today,” added Bennett.

The Legacy Museum trailer will debut at MATS and continue on to other events throughout the year. Additionally, Utility will be showcasing one of its earliest trailer models along with the current 4000D-X Composite dry van, 3000R reefer, and 4000A flatbed trailers.

Visit Booth No. 34795 at MATS between March 27 and 29.