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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Building Trailers in Utah

September 9, 2015
By Business Wire News


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

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Utility Trailer's Clearfield, Utah manufacturing plant celebrates 50th Anniversary. (Photo: Business ...

Utility Trailer’s Clearfield, Utah manufacturing plant celebrates 50th Anniversary. (Photo: Business Wire)

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.

“The Clearfield community would like to thank the Bennett family for placing this facility here. Utility has provided the livelihood for hundreds, if not thousands, of families in Utah,” added Smith. The Clearfield plant recently held an event to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

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About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s first privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants. The 4000D-X Composite® and 4000D™dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000S, and drop deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Visit: for more information.

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