Great Dane plant builds 100,000th trailer

On the back of a successful management transition, US trailer manufacturer Great Dane recently celebrated the completion of its 100,000th trailer, built in the company’s manufacturing facility in Wayne, Nebraska.

The Wayne manufacturing facility is specialized in building Great Dane’s Everest SS refrigerated trailers, which are primarily used for long-haul truckload operations. It employs more than 550 people and builds more than 5,000 trailers annually for some of North America’s largest fleets – including Wal-Mart, Southern Refrigerated Transport, Associated Grocers, JCT, Martin Transport, Dynamic, ERB, Van Wyk, D&A, K&J, Interide, Harris, Midland Complete Equipment, California Overland, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Sargento and Bruenger.

The 100,000th trailer to come off the line at the plant was an all-new Everest SS built especially for Decker Truck Line of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, a loyal customer of Great Dane’s since 1975.

“We’re extremely proud to reach this historic production milestone here in Wayne,” commented Terry Hanson, manager of the Wayne plant. “It’s a clear testament to the quality of product that we produce, and to the spirit of the hundreds of hard-working individuals who carefully craft these outstanding trailers for our customers on a daily basis.

“Their deep sense of pride and attention to detail is what makes our trailers the very best the market has to offer.”

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