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June 5, 2020 4:45 PM, EDT

Strick Trailers Upgrades Lining System

Strick TrailersWorkers prepare a new trailer to receive a roof at Strick's Trailers' plant in Monroe, Ind. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

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Strick Trailers will enhance its VT100 plywood panel vans with vertically installed DymondPly lining composite panels made by Ridge Corp., making them the preferred standard lining system for this trailer series.

Strick’s VT100 dry vans are 100 inches from post face to post face with lining vertically installed to utilize logistic posts for versatile cargo control, according to the Monroe, Ind.-based company. The composite panels are about 240 pounds lighter, on a 53-foot trailer, compared with plywood panels.

The high glass content panels incorporate the highest strength-to-weight ratio in the market, according to Ridge. DymondPly panels with the Royal Watson surface are naturally hydrophobic, prohibit bacterial and fungal growth, and protect against staining and unwanted odors for the life of the trailer or truck body. — Transport Topics

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