Craftsmen Trailer, LLC Expands Operations in Davenport, Iowa

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 that Craftsmen
Trailer, LLC has acquired the Utility dealership located in Davenport,
Iowa from Thompson Truck and Trailer.

“We are excited about this acquisition,” said Lou Helmsing, President of
Craftsmen Trailer. “This is our third dealer location, which expands our
ability to serve our customers with improved access to aftermarket parts
and service, as well as a larger inventory of both new and used
equipment, in Eastern Iowa and North-Central Illinois. The new location
is ideally situated just off Interstate 80, so it’s very accessible,”
added Helmsing.

Founded in 1982 in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Craftsmen is a regional
full service Utility dealership with 3 locations – St. Louis, Missouri,
Sikeston, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa.

The Davenport facility is conveniently located at 3698 W. 83rd
Street, near the Northwest Boulevard exit off of Interstate 80. For more
information about Craftsmen Trailer, LLC, visit: www.craftsmentrailer.com.

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: www.utilitytrailer.com
for more information.

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