Clearfield, Utah Manufacturing Plant Builds its 300,000th Trailer

Utility’s Clearfield, Utah plant hit the 300,000th trailer production milestone when US Foods purchased and received their 3000R Multi-Temp refrigerated trailer in June of 2022.

“This could not be accomplished without the support of everyone from the customer like US Foods, to our Sales team, Corporate Office, and the team here at the Clearfield, Utah Factory,” said Todd Smith, Utility Clearfield Plant Manager. “We have a great team that takes pride in their work and are proud to be part of this great milestone.”

Jim Johnston, Director Fleet Management at US Foods, said, “US Foods is pleased to participate in the celebration of Utility’s Utah Refrigerated Trailer Factory milestone of 300,000 units produced. US Foods also celebrates its 23rd year of continuous trailer production from Utility.”

Jim Johnston also said, “Utility and Midwest Utility, Chicago have evolved into a unique, trusted and essential partnership that has used a strategy of continuous improvement to produce our highly customized multi-temp distribution models to service our national distribution. This partnership is responsible for development of highly refined products that deliver significant advantages to our business model in productivity, safety, thermal performance, and longer in service life. Utah’s consistent quality and reliable production are a direct result of the passionate and long-term employees and management of the Utah production facility. US Foods offers congratulations and continued support for our friends in Utah.”

“Congratulations to the entire Clearfield, Utah Factory Team in achieving this milestone. With all the production challenges we’re facing today, their commitment to building high quality reefers is the reason we’re number one in the marketplace,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

Utility’s first Clearfield, Utah plant was located at Freeport Center, opening in 1965. It manufactured the 2000R reefer as well as other trailer products. When a new retooled manufacturing plant was completed in 1999, the Freeport Center plant closed, having built nearly 100,000 reefers. This new state-of-the-art facility was dedicated exclusively to manufacture a new re-engineered refrigerated trailer – the Utility 3000R. The plant featured a moving assembly line in order to boost productivity and product quality.

From Left to Right: Dennis Wilson (Environmental/Safety/Health Manager (EHS) – Clearfield), Kim Carter (Plant Superintendent – Clearfield), Ryan Vaughn (Materials Manager – Clearfield), Korey Rundquist (Human Resource Manager – Clearfield), Justin Child (Quality Assurance Manager – Clearfield), Craig Bennett (Senior VP Sales and Marketing – Utility Trailer Mfg Co.), Ray O’Donnell (President – Midwest Utility Inc.), Jim Johnston (Director, Fleet Management – US Foods), Ken Marko (Fleet Sustainability Sr. Manager – US Foods), Wade Peterson (Ogden DC Operations – US Foods), Todd Smith (Plant Manager – Clearfield), Matt Sawchuk (Northeast Operations – US Foods), Tim Koehler (West Operations – US Foods), Greg Brown (Regional Sales Mgr. – Utility Trailer Mfg. Co.), Mark Glasgow (National Sales Mgr – Utility Trailer Mfg. Co.), Mike Egbert (Engineering Manager – Clearfield)

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