US-based OEM, Stoughton Trailers, has built its 50,000th dry van trailer for courier, United Parcel Service (UPS).
The historic trailer rolled down Assembly Line 2 in the Stoughton, Wis., facility on 11 August.
Stoughton owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Brodhead, Evansville and Stoughton, Wis.
Company officials and executives from both UPS and Stoughton participated in a virtual meeting to mark the milestone.
Additionally, Stoughton Trailers is also celebrating 25 years of collaboration with UPS. In consideration of everyone’s safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, all Stoughton employees wore a custom logo’d face mask.
Employees also wore a brown shirt with a commemorative logo to honour the occasion.
“UPS strives to be the most dependable logistics company, providing businesses faster and more efficient connections to their customers,” said UPS Senior Director – Maintenance and Engineering, Bill Brentar.
“We’re proud to partner with Stoughton to deliver this reliability to meet our customers’ expectations,” he said.
“This is an important milestone in Stoughton’s history, illustrating our 59-year commitment to building quality trailers that deliver superior performance,” said Stoughton Trailers President, Bob
“At Stoughton, our people take great pride in our relationship with UPS,” he said.
Representatives of key component manufacturers were also present for the virtual celebration of the 50,000th UPS trailer, including: Ancra, Bendix, General Tires, Havco, Hutchens, JOST, Meritor, Phillips, Ridge Corp, Transglobal, Truck Lite and WABCO.