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Craftsmen Utility Trailer Receives Golden State Foods’ Vendor of The Decade Award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is proud to congratulate Craftsmen Utility Trailer as the recipient of this year’s Golden State Foods’ (GSF) Vendor of the Decade honor.

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From left to right: Amber Williams - GSF; Bill Pocilujko - GSF; Mark Helmsing - Craftsmen; Crystal Barz - Craftsmen; Lou Helmsing - Craftsmen; Tony Mercurio - Craftsmen; Erin Theobald - Craftsmen; Mark Scavo - GSF; Tom Randazzo - GSF; Melissa Shortt - Craftsmen Industries. (Photo: Business Wire)

"It is with pride that we congratulate Craftsmen Utility Trailer on this prestigious award," stated Craig Bennett, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing at Utility. "Craftsmen Utility Trailer has always gone above and beyond for their customers. They work hard to help GSF with everything they need to be successful in today’s competitive environment," added Mr. Bennett.

GSF acquired over 1,500 new Utility 3000R reefer trailers from Craftsmen Utility Trailer throughout their partnership. "What started off as a business relationship back in 2000 has turned into a true partnership with both our business organizations working hand in hand to provide excellent service as well as assistance in the communities we serve," said Tony Mercurio, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Craftsmen Utility Trailer. "We provide strong dealer network support and service to Golden State Foods’ distribution centers across the United States combined with the custom trailer designs which Utility is always reevaluating, that allowed for the success and efficiency of GSF requirements and needs that ensure routes are safe and efficient," added Mr. Mercurio.

"In addition to the business over the years, we have also enjoyed an incredible charitable partnership with GSF," stated Lou Helmsing, President of Craftsmen Utility Trailer. "For the past decade, our Craftsmen Cares Team has worked hand in hand with the GSF Foundation, providing support programs to children and families in need in the communities in which we live and work."

Craftsmen Utility Trailer was founded in 1982 and is a second-generation, regional full-service Utility dealership with three locations: St. Charles (St. Louis), Missouri, Sikeston, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa. For more information about Craftsmen Utility Trailer, visit: www.craftsmentrailer.com.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic technologies. Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE®, 4000S®, and 4000AE® Drop Deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

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