Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., one of the largest manufacturers of refrigerated trailers and flatbeds, will expand its dry van manufacturing plant located in Paragould, Arkansas.
The expansion will add more than 50 new jobs to the plant to handle increased production.
The 22,000 square foot expansion includes a new modification center that accommodates more customized trailers with complex or multiple options.
The modification center has been expanded to include 12 new drive-through trailer bays and an additional employee lunchroom. The full expansion is expected to be finished in late September.
“With our customers’ growing demand for Utility trailers, the expansion will allow us to successfully meet those demands and manufacture more high option trailers while continuing to increase production of standard type trailers,” said David Neighbors, Utility’s Paragould Plant Manager.
Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States.