United Trailers thriving after two decades

On April 17th, 1989, the first trailer came off the production line at United Trailers (formerly marketed as United Expressline). Twenty years later, the company is one of the top six steel-frame enclosed cargo and specialty trailer manufacturers in the United States.

When Warren Johnson founded United Trailers in 1989, his goal was to build a trailer that would stand out in the cargo trailer market. He believed a key to success was to listen to the customer and focus on custom manufacturing.

With that vision, United Trailers has grown to be one of the top names in the cargo trailer industry. What began in a single 50- × 150-foot building with fewer than 15 employees has expanded to include a 70,000-square-foot plant that employs more than 85 people. The growth of the facility has greatly increased the number of trailers that are produced daily, along with substantially reducing the lead time.

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