CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers recently announced that the company broke its all-time record for trailer production in 2019.
Utility produced just under 52,000 trailers in 2019 which included dry vans, flatbeds and refrigerated trailers. Previously, the company produced a record number of trailers in 2015 with just over 49,000 total trailers manufactured that year. Additionally, Utility continues to be the top manufacturer in the industry for refrigerated trailers. Since 1994, Utility continues to be the top selling reefer manufacturer with 50 percent market share.
“2019 was truly a great year for us and a great start to a new decade,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility. “As a family company producing trailers since 1914, we are proud of our achievements throughout the years. We are continuing to increase production capacity at our manufacturing facilities in order to meet the increasing demands of our trailers.”
Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility’s 3000R and the 3000R multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite series and 4000D dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE, 4000S, and 4000AE Drop Deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility.