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Utility Honors Craftsmen Trailer
In 1982, Joe Helmsing opened up Craftsmen Industries in Downtown St. Louis. With only eight employees, the company sold and repaired trailers, truck equipment, and customized transportation vehicles.
Expanding to provide additional products and services, Craftsmen Industries became a Utility dealer in 1996. With its continued growth, the company became Craftsmen Trailer in 2006 and moved to a new facility in St. Charles, MO. The company then opened its second location in Sikeston, MO. Both locations are full-service dealerships representing Utility and other trailer brands.
Today, Lou and Mark Helmsing assume the roles of managing the company and maintaining the success that their father and founder Joe Helmsing established. With their long history of success and rapid growth, Craftsmen Trailer recently celebrated its 30th year anniversary. Over 350 people including Utility corporate employees attended the open house celebration to honor Craftsmen. A special Utility plaque was given to the Helmsing and Craftsmen family congratulating them on their 30th year and their many more successful years to come.
From Left to Right: Patrick Verkley, Steve King, Lou Helmsing, Joe Helmsing, Tony Mercurio, Mark Helmsing, Mike Stratton, James White, Mark Glasgow