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Wabash inks multi-year flooring supply deal

Sept. 18, 2023
On the heels of opening its advanced dry van manufacturing facility, the company closes another long-term agreement to enhance supply surety amid production growth

Wabash reports signing a multi-year agreement with Rockland Flooring for laminated wood trailer flooring.

“We’re pleased to expand on our long-standing relationship with Rockland Flooring by executing our first long-term agreement for wood flooring for dry van trailers,” said Richard Mansilla, vice president of global procurement at Wabash. “As our new dry van trailer manufacturing facility reaches full capacity in 2024, poised to yield an additional 10,000 units annually, this agreement will allow us to secure wood flooring above what we can produce out of Wabash’s wood flooring production facility in Harrison, Arkansas.”

Rockland Flooring has been a Wabash supplier for 15 years and is a five-time Wabash supplier award winner. This mutually beneficial agreement is designed to generate long-term value by optimizing the supply footprint and collaborating on innovation and continuous improvement. With five plants in the United States and Canada, Rockland Flooring’s domestic location helps ensure supply of wood flooring, which is a historically constrained material in the trailer industry.

“Having worked together for many years, we are pleased to formalize our working relationship through this long-term agreement with Wabash,” said Chris Wolford, chief sales officer of Rockland Flooring. “This agreement is an important step in aligning our companies to better serve the future needs of our mutual customers in the transportation industry.”

This new long-term agreement with Rockland Flooring follows similar announcements with J.B. Hunt, Ryerson and Hydro, which serve as examples of how Wabash is strategically positioning to meet customers’ needs with long-term demand planning, the company noted.