Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) has reached an agreement with Portland-based TEC Equipment, Inc. to provide sales, parts and service for Wabash National, Transcraft and Benson brand trailers in California, Oregon and Washington.
“The agreement with TEC Equipment is one more step in executing Wabash National Corporation’s strategic growth plan as we expand access and service along the West Coast,” explained Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer of Wabash National Corporation.
Beginning May 2014, TEC Equipment will facilitate the transition of three Wabash National Trailer Centers to independent dealer facilities operated by TEC Equipment. These locations in Portland, Oregon, and Sacramento and Fontana, California, will add to the geographic footprint of TEC Equipment’s four existing locations that will sell and service Wabash National, Transcraft and Benson products.
“TEC Equipment has extensive expertise in the business and a long history of providing effective transportation solutions to its customer base,” added Brent Yeagy, group president of Commercial Trailer Products at Wabash National. “We are pleased to welcome TEC Equipment to the team as we strengthen our competitive presence on the West Coast, while continuing to expand and elevate our dealer network to provide the level of support our customers expect.”
“Our relationship with TEC Equipment provides the opportunity for our retail locations to channel their energies in driving the many growth and diversification efforts already underway, including tank parts and service expansion, mobile service growth, and customer-site service growth opportunities,” added Rick Klein, vice president and general manager of Retail.
TEC Equipment will be fully stocked with new model year Wabash National dry and refrigerated vans, and Transcraft and Benson platform trailers, in addition to being outfitted with a full selection of parts through Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC, the exclusive supplier of authorized parts for Wabash National.
“Aurora looks forward to this new partnership with the TEC Equipment team,” said Mike Conley, vice president of sales at Aurora Parts & Accessories. “We are committed to providing the highest level of parts and service support to ensure a seamless transition for the local customer base and our national fleet customers through FleetPerform.”