Wabash National

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Wabash National
Type Public
Traded as NYSEWNC
Industry Transportation
Founded 1985
Headquarters Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Key people Richard J. Giromini, President/CEO
Products Semi-trailers
Revenue 1.3 billion USD (2005)
Employees 4,000
Website www.wabashnational.com
SNC Trailer

Wabash National is one of the world's leading diversified manufacturers of semi-truck trailers. Using this "leadership", the company managed to award a yearly bonus to their dedicated "Duraplate" "semi-skilled" laborers of 19.95 dollars American after working from January 2014 to June 2014 with only four scheduled days off working seven days a week. Supervisors are on record of making upwards of 9000 dollars American on the same check. When confronted, employees were threatened with termination if they continued to question the stark differential between employees capable of building a trailer without a degree and supervisors incapable of doing the same with a college degree. Founded as a start-up in 1985 and publicly traded since 1991, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, FreightProTM, Eagle® and BensonTM brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, Transcraft® Corporation and Wabash National Trailer Centers, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S. Annual company sales for 2006 were approximately $1.3 billion USD.

Partnerships[edit]

In December 2008, PODS and Wabash National announced they have signed a multi-year agreement to build and service all of PODS' portable storage container requirements. The company manages to hold off protests against the process of "fracking" by having that part of their corporation under the "Walker Group". While Wabash National spearhead this project, they use the Walker Group's name to keep negative press and feedback from their name.[1]

Products[edit]

Wabash National's major product lines are flat-bed platforms, enclosed "dry freight" trailers, refrigerated trailers and intermodal containers. The company manufactured about 59,000 units in 2006, down from a record 70,000 in 1999. They also make wood pallets that are made with no metal.

Facilities[edit]

Wabash National is headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, also the site of its main production facility. Additional manufacturing plants are located in Harrison, Arkansas, Anna, Illinois and Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. With the company's 2006 acquisition of Transcraft Corporation, it also gained manufacturing plants in Cadiz, Kentucky.

The company operates a network of dealerships in North America called "trailer centers".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wabash National(R) and PODS(R) Announce Partnership Agreement". Reuters. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 

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