Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that it has hired 100 temporary associates, with plans to hire 90 more during the quarter.
‘”Our Lafayette operations are beginning to see production and customer demand levels not seen since 2008,” said Brent Yeagy, Vice President and General Manager of Transportation Products Group for Wabash National. “We are excited to see order levels finally growing to a point that creates a need for additional associates.”
Wabash National attributes the need for additional hires to recent improving trends in freight demand driven by general strengthening in the economy.
“While it is too early to declare that recent demand will prove to be sustainable, we are nonetheless encouraged by the increased quote and order activity of late,” said Dick Giromini, President and CEO of Wabash National. “We are hopeful that the addition of the new hires will be long-term.”