Trailer Manufacturer News

by Karl on March 29, 2011

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Today, Used Semi Trailers focuses on the news from two trailer manufacturers – Wabash and Kentucky Trailer Services:

Wabash Rebounds – Adds 200 New Jobs to Meet Tanker Contract

Wabash needs no introduction; a major semi trailer manufacturer and one of the most important players in the trailer market in North America. Wabash has entered into a five year contract with Sabre Manufacturing to manufacture tanker trailers in Indiana (the initial contract calls for 2,500 tanker trailers). The contract will provide jobs for more than the 200 immediate hiring slots, but the new jobs are being created immediately to help ramp up for the new order and also to act as a springboard for further hires as the economy recovers and order books are being filled.

The company is investing $2.5 million in its existing plant and will is hiring certified welders immediately, with 100 slots available for new hires immediately and a further 100 jobs needing to be filled shortly after 2011.

The new job announcements come on top of the additional 500 jobs which have already been announced by Wabash. Wabash has demonstrated a remarkable turnaround after the recession. In 2009, production plummeted to 12,000 trailer untis from 32,000 in 2008. Production has yet to return to pre-recession levels with 2010 production managing 24,822 trailers actually shipped in 2010 – still, this was sufficient to put Wabash into the #1 trailer spot for last year, though the company was taken to the very brink of disaster with the worst recession we have experienced in over 60 years.

A full list of jobs with Wabash is available here.

Kentucky Trailer Services

Kentucky Trailer Services has announced it shall be celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Customers and business partners are invited to join in the celebrations at its Louisville plant, located at 355 Farmington Avenue on March 31 and April 1 from 7.30am through to 3pm on each day. The plant is having an open house event where there will be refreshments (including a continental breakfast for morning visitors) and the trailer company’s management and staff will be available to show their appreciation.

Established in April 2001, Kentucky Trailer Services has grown rapidly and created a reputation for excellent customer service and semi trailer quality construction.  The company specializes in the repair and servicing of all the major manufacturers of tractor truck bodies and semi trailers including refurbishment and reconditioning.

You can find Kentucky Trailer Services on the web here.

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