Great Dane’s Wayne, Nebraska, manufacturing facility hit a new milestone when it produced its 125,000th refrigerated trailer, the company announced.
The 125,000th trailer to come off the line at the Wayne plant was a new Everest Single-Temp reefer designed exclusively for Schuster Company of Le Mars, Iowa, customer of Great Dane’s since 1988.
The Wayne manufacturing facility produces Great Dane’s Everest Single-Temp refrigerated trailers, which are primarily used for long-haul truckload operations. The 257,000-square-foot, 83-acre facility began operations in 1986 with two production lines and has since undergone five building additions.
Today, the Wayne plant employs nearly 700 people and builds 5,000 trailers per year for some of the nation’s largest fleets, including Schuster, Walmart, IWX, JFI, Marten Transport, Decker, Freymiller, Van Wyk, Interide, California Overland, Associated Wholesale Grocers, and Sargento.
“We’re extremely proud to reach this historic milestone here in Wayne,” said Lee Byers, plant manager. “It’s a clear testament to the high quality of the product we produce and to the spirit of the hundreds of hard-working craftsmen who build these best-in-class trailers for our valued customers.”