Wabash National Corporation Announces Hiring Plans

LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/10 -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that they have hired 100 temporary associates with plans to hire 90 more during the quarter.

"Our Lafayette operations are beginning to see production and customer demand levels not seen since 2008," said Brent Yeagy, Vice President and General Manager of Transportation Products Group for Wabash National. "We are excited to see order levels finally growing to a point that creates a need for additional associates."

Wabash National attributes the need for additional hires to recent improving trends in freight demand driven by general strengthening in the economy.

"While it is too early to declare that recent demand will prove to be sustainable, we are none the less encouraged by the increased quote and order activity of late," said Dick Giromini, President and CEO of Wabash National. "We are hopeful that the addition of the new hires will be long-term."

About Wabash National Corporation
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®, FreightPro™, Eagle® and Benson® brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries; Transcraft ® Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed, drop deck, 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.

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