A historic trailer rolled down Assembly Line 2 at the Stoughton Trailers LLC hometown facility Wednesday morning: The company has built its 50,000th dry van trailer for UPS.
Officials and executives from both UPS and Stoughton participated in a virtual meeting to mark the milestone.
“This is an important milestone in Stoughton’s history, illustrating our 59-year commitment to building quality trailers that deliver superior performance,” Stoughton President Bob Wahlin said. “At Stoughton, our people take great pride in our relationship with UPS.”
Additionally, Stoughton Trailers is celebrating 25 years of collaboration with UPS.
“UPS strives to be the most dependable logistics company, providing businesses faster and more efficient connections to their customers,” said Bill Brentar, senior director of maintenance and engineering for UPS. “We’re proud to partner with Stoughton to deliver this reliability to meet our customers’ expectations.”
In consideration of everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Stoughton employees wore a custom logo’d face mask. Employees also wore a brown shirt with a commemorative logo to honor the occasion.
Stoughton owns and operates several manufacturing facilities in Stoughton, WI. as well as plants in nearby Brodhead and Evansville, in southern Wisconsin.
Representatives of key component manufacturers were also present for the virtual celebration of the 50,000th UPS trailer. These included Ancra, Bendix, General Tires, Havco, Hutchens, Jost, Meritor, Phillips, Ridge Corp, Transglobal, Truck Lite and WABCO.
Stoughton bills its trailers as being built to “the highest quality standards in the industry,” providing customers with durability, productivity and reliability.