ORLANDO. The prolonged economic recovery has been good for small- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers. And, based on the attendance and packed exhibit space for the 31st Annual NATM Convention & Trade Show at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, association members are hopeful for 2019 and beyond as well.
“The light- and medium-duty trailer industry had an extraordinary year, and NATM mirrored that success,” said Pat Jennissen of Felling Trailers, speaking for the last time as association president.
As highlights, Jennissen pointed to NATM’s record number of special projects related to tariffs, a record seven member-hosted plant tours with their elected officials, and the first annual national Trailer Safety Week, educating dealers and consumers on safe trailering practices. Additionally, the association launched two new websites, a revamped NATM.com and TrailerSafetyWeek.com.
As always, the convention featured educational workshops, networking events, and the opportunity to meet with vendors on the trade show floor—sampled in the photo gallery above.
Complete coverage of the NATM convention will be featured in the print edition of Trailer/Body BUILDERS this spring.