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Utility receives trailer manufacturers safety award


Monday, June 11, 2012
Paul Bennett, CEO and chairman of the board at Utility Trailer Manufacturing, and Brad Starkey, plant manager for Utility's Marion manufacturing facility, display the TTMA safety award. Courtesy: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING
Paul Bennett, CEO and chairman of the board at Utility Trailer Manufacturing, and Brad Starkey, plant manager for Utility's Marion manufacturing facility, display the TTMA safety award. Courtesy: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has received the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) Annual Safety Award for Utility’s Marion, Va., manufacturing plant.

Utility’s Marion plant manufactures the 3000R refrigerated trailers.

The plant has been honored with the “Category A” award for large trailer manufacturing plants, which have attained over 750,000 hours worked in a year without a lost time incident.

Utility’s Marion plant worked over 1.89 million hours in 2011 without an incident resulting in days away from work.

The TTMA award was recently presented to Marion’s Plant Manager Brad Starkey.

“To achieve such an award is due to a well-trained team of management and employees with great attitude, high work ethic and an overwhelming desire to work safely,” Starkey said. “Employees here at the Marion plant practice the motto ‘Safety Begins With Me.’ Each employee takes this very seriously.”

According to Dan Potts, Utility’s Marion environmental health and safety (EHS) manager,  “This award recognizes the effort of each employee to remain dedicated to their personal safety, every day. Safety education and training for all employees, at all levels within the plant, and personal involvement of our employees in the safety process is the cornerstone of our success."

 Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the U.S.

The Clearfield, Utah, and Marion, Va., plants manufacture Utility’s top selling refrigerated trailer. Utility dry vans are manufactured in Glade Spring, Va., and Paragould, Ark. Utility also has a facility in Enterprise, Ala., that manufactures flatbeds and Tautliners.

For more information about Utility Trailer Manufacturing, visit www.utilitytrailer.com.

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