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 announces the opening of a new, dual-use facility located on historic Route 57 in the city of Eagle Pass, Texas. The “Houston group” has constructed this state-of-the-art, Dealer facility on 40 acres of land, ideally located to service the new Utility refrigerated trailer factory in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just three miles down the road.
“This strategic location is an ideal setting to store new trailers and get them ready for pick-up,” says Steve Bennett, vice president of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company. “In the near future it will become a center for transportation, receiving, and accounting management. It will also be the receiving point for customer furnished materials and other production materials.”
The 51,000-square-foot parts warehouse and a 20-bay facility is also a full-service facility, offering new and used trailers, parts, and service.
“We are proud to be building a facility that will optimize service for our local customers,” says Jonny Loring, Jr., president of Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas. “Our Eagle Pass dealership will also offer a host of services to other Utility dealers and customers, including Carrier installations, lift gates, decals, and tracking devices.”
“This new development is an ideal location for us,” adds Loring. “Its proximity to the Mexican border enables us to better serve our growing customer base in the Texas market place. We’re also pleased that it will provide support for Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s plant operations in Piedras Negras.”
Directly adjacent to the Houston group, also on historic route 57, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has a 130-acre parcel under development, for new trailer parking and warehouse operations, to support the new Utility factory just over the border in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The first phase of the parking facility is now open for new trailer pick-up.
The new Eagle Pass facility grand opening is set for April 10, 2019