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Utility Trailer celebrates manufacturing milestone

Jason Cannon May 22, 2013
Craig Bennett, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company; Sam Cassell, plant manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s Glade Spring plant; Steve Smith, president and CEO for Food City; Buddy Honaker, director of distribution for Food City; Mike Tate, transportation manager for Food City.
Craig Bennett, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company; Sam Cassell, plant manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s Glade Spring plant; Steve Smith, president and CEO for Food City; Buddy Honaker, director of distribution for Food City; Mike Tate, transportation manager for Food City.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has exceeded an important milestone by producing its 50,000th  dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va. manufacturing plant.

The trailer was produced for Abingdon, Va.-based K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company), a locally owned company operating 106 retail supermarkets throughout the tri-state region of Southeastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee.

“We would like to congratulate Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company and its team of dedicated associates on reaching such an important milestone in their plant’s history,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and CEO. “Their success has certainly been vital to our local economy, while providing quality jobs to scores of individuals throughout our region. As a locally owned and operated company ourselves, we’re extremely proud to partner with Utility to not only secure top quality trailers at a very competitive price, but a product that is manufactured right here in our own community by our friends and neighbors.”

“From one privately held and family-owned company to another, we are pleased that Food City is the company that gets the 50,000th trailer from our Glade Spring plant,” says Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility. “They are an important customer of ours and we will continue to support their growth by providing them with the highest quality products and solutions for their business.”

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