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December 4, 2015 8:00 AM, EST

Craftsmen Trailer Acquires Third Utility Dealership

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced Craftsmen Trailer LLC acquired the Utility dealership located in Davenport, Iowa, from Thompson Truck and Trailer.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

It is Craftsmen’s third dealer location, said Lou Helmsing, its president, and it is located just off Interstate 80.

“We are excited about this acquisition,” Helmsing said in a release. “[It] 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.”

Craftsmen said it is a regional full-service Utility dealership with additional locations in St. Louis and Sikeston, Missouri.

Utility designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner curtainsided trailers and side skirts. It operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States.