Stoughton Trailers recently built its 50,000th dry van trailer for UPS.
The historic trailer rolled down Assembly Line 2 in the Stoughton, Wis., facility Wednesday, Aug. 12. Company officials and executives from both UPS and Stoughton participated in a virtual meeting to mark the milestone.
“This is an important milestone in Stoughton’s history, illustrating our 59-year commitment to building quality trailers that deliver superior performance,” says Bob Wahlin, president, Stoughton Trailers. “At Stoughton, our people take great pride in our relationship with UPS.”
Stoughton Trailers also is celebrating 25 years of collaboration with UPS this year. In consideration of everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Stoughton employees wore a custom logo’d face mask during Wednesday’s event. Employees also wore a brown shirt with a commemorative logo to honor the occasion.
“UPS strives to be the most dependable logistics company, providing businesses faster and more efficient connections to their customers,” says Bill Brentar, UPS senior director of maintenance and engineering. “We’re proud to partner with Stoughton to deliver this reliability to meet our customers’ expectations.”
Representatives of key component manufacturers were also present for the virtual celebration of the 50,000th UPS trailer; included Ancra, Bendix, General Tires, Havco, Hutchens, Jost, Meritor, Phillips, Ridge Corp, Transglobal, Truck-Lite and WABCO.