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August 6, 2018 12:45 PM, EDT

Utility Trailer Dealer Opens Iowa Facility

A trailer moves in production at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. A trailer moves through the production process at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced that Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales has opened a new facility in Sioux City, Iowa, 8 miles south of its existing location.

The 55,000-square-foot facility includes a two-floor office area for trailer sales, a truck and trailer parts showroom, a drivers waiting room, a service center with 16 service bays and a new drive-through wash station. A fleet of five fully-equipped service trucks are ready to provide emergency road service and on-site repair. The service department will offer extended hours.

“We are pleased our dealer network continues to invest in their operations in order to better serve the customer,” Craig Bennett, senior vice president sales for Utility Trailer, said in a statement.

In all, Mid-States has four locations in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, plus 140 employees.

City of Industry, Calif.-based Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is America’s oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer, and the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers.