Utility Trailer Tops 200,000 Reefer Trailers at Utah Plant
January 31, 2013
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company recently celebrated a production milestone, producing its 200,000th refrigerated trailer at its Clearfield, Utah, facility.
Celebrating the 100,000th trailer, from left to right: Dave Wallace, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; Steve Aaron, Stevens Transport chairman and CEO; Clay Aaron, Stevens Transport president; and Packy Watson, Utility Trailer of Dallas.
Utility's first Clearfield plant opened in 1965 and closed in 2001. A new larger facility adjacent to the area opened in January 2000 and recently reached the milestone of producing its 100,000th reefer trailer. That trailer was built for longtime Utility customer Stevens Transport of Dallas, Texas.
"We opened the new facility in Utah specifically for our #1 selling 3000R refrigerated trailer," said Steve Smith, Utility's Clearfield Plant Manager. "The design and layout of the larger facility accommodated the advanced tooling specific to the 3000R.
"From 178,000 square feet of space to the larger facility which exceeds 500,000 square feet, weve increased production efficiencies with a continuous production flow by expanding and adding a second assembly line for high-option trailers."
With these efficiencies and expansions, Utility's Clearfield facility has nearly tripled the production capacity. The plant is now one of the largest trailer manufacturing facilities in the world, according to the company.