CINCINNATI, Ohio/April 21, 2010 – The Universal Trailer Corporation (UTC) made trailering history in 2009, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc. SSI recognized Universal Trailer Corp as 2009’s number one manufacturer of enclosed trailers, horse trailers and livestock trailers – three fifths of the trailer industry – at the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers’ (NATM) Convention and Trade Show in Reno, Nev. on March 4, 2010.
“We break the trailer industry into five basic categories at the request of the NATM,” Randy Lemasters, National Sales Manager for the Trailer Division at SSI, said. “No company has ever been number one in three of the five categories before.”
Statistical Surveys is a premier provider of market intelligence to the trailer, marine, manufactured housing and RV industries. They specialize in the ongoing gathering of new retail registration data in these industries and have created the world’s largest number of market share data reports. UTC’s award was determined based on retail registration of livestock trailers in 2009. The five categories of trailers as determined by the NATM are boat trailers, open trailers, livestock trailers, horse trailers and general purpose enclosed trailers.
“We couldn’t be happier,” Tom Frey, president and CEO of UTC, the largest specialty trailer manufacturer in North America, said. “Our strategy has always been to own the best trailer brands and have the best people working on them. This award is proof that our brands are valued above all others by trailer customers across the United States. All of us at UTC are grateful for Statistical Survey’s recognition of our success in the enclosed, livestock and horse trailer markets.”
The Universal Trailer Corporation was formed in 2001 and is comprised of six separate companies—Featherlite, Haulmark, Exiss, Sooner, Miley and Wells Cargo. Universal Trailer Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.universaltrailer.com or contact Universal Trailer Holdings Corp., 11590 Century Blvd., Suite 103, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246, or call (513) 671-3880