Wabash National(R) Awards Key Suppliers

LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/09 -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that it presented awards to eleven of its top suppliers at its annual supplier conference.

"As we all continue to manage our way through the current down cycle, performance in all aspects of our business becomes the foundation for survival. That is why it is important to continue to recognize the performance of our top suppliers," said Todd Gish, leader of supplier development at Wabash National.

Ten platinum awards were given to suppliers that demonstrated the essential aspects of supply chain performance in delivery, quality, cost, innovation and attitude. The recipients of these awards were: Dow Chemical, Meritor/Wabco, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, O'Neal Steel, Standard Forwarding, Overseas Hardwoods, Truck-Lite, Webb Wheel, Jost International, and Ridge Corporation.

Wabash National also presented the 2009 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award to Hendrickson Trailer Suspension. This award is presented to the supplier who has shown: cost advantages through the implementation of new and alternative products; leadership in project implementation; team responsiveness at all levels of the organization; leadership in proactive solutions throughout the supply chain; and have positioned their organization as an extension of Wabash National.

"Selecting our award winners for this year was more difficult than ever as we had so many outstanding performers who really stepped up. Our thanks go out to all of them. We are very appreciative for all of our suppliers who understand what a productive relationship means to both companies and those that have truly extended themselves to be a part of the Wabash National family," said Vice President of Supply Chain Management Steve Miller.

About Wabash National

Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National® Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is one of the leading manufacturers of semi trailers in North America. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Eagle® and Benson™ brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries; Transcraft® Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed, drop deck and dump trailers and truck bodies; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S.

Press Contact:
Allison Henk
Marketing Communications Manager
Wabash National
(765) 771-5674

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