LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 04/06/10 -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced confirmation of a three year purchase agreement with Prime Inc., one of the largest refrigerated carriers in North America.
The agreement is for 4,000 ArcticLite® refrigerated van trailers over the next 34 months. 2010 trailer production requirements of 725 of those trailers will begin this month.
"We're excited to continue our successful relationship with Wabash National. Our purchase of their ArcticLite trailers has helped provide Prime's customers with unmatched temperature control. These thermally efficient and lightweight trailers are equipped with the latest technology to maximize product protection, while reducing our carbon footprint and conserving energy. The superior design of these trailers enables us to maximize cargo weight and cubic capacity. We remain committed to our quest of providing our customers with the most productive and reliable equipment available," said Robert Low, Prime's founder and Chief Executive Officer.
"We once again are pleased to partner with one of the nation's premier refrigerated carriers, Prime Inc.," said Dick Giromini, Wabash National's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Their continued support of the benefits of our ArcticLite refrigerated van confirms the quality and performance of this product."
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.
Founded in 1970, Prime Inc.'s corporate headquarters are located in Springfield, Missouri. For more information on Prime Inc., visit www.primeinc.com. Professional drivers are encouraged to stop by Prime's terminal at the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 65 in Springfield, Missouri.
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