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Wabash Unveils DuraPlate Foldable Mobile Shelter

Wabash Composites, a business unit of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), introduced the DuraPlate Foldable Mobile Shelter at the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Expo in Orlando, Fla.

A multi-purpose insulated solution for everything from mobile offices to temporary living quarters, this patent-pending product is easily transported and can be assembled on-site in about 15 minutes. Modular and completely configurable, the mobile shelter can be customized for temporary offices, disaster relief, humanitarian aid and military field operations.

“Among the multiple uses for this product, access to a safe, clean, comfortable shelter following a natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane, tornado or earthquake is typically a significant need that’s not often readily available,” said Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer, Wabash National Corporation. “This product now fills that void.”

“Building on the success of our DuraPlate portable storage container product line, we saw an opportunity to build a shelter product that could be quickly and easily shipped anywhere in the world,” said Jamie Scarcelli, vice president and general manager, Wabash Composites. “By leveraging the strength of the DuraPlate composite panel we can bring a more durable, flexible solution to the mobile shelter market.”

Available in a 16-foot-by-8-foot configuration, Wabash Composites mobile shelters fold flat to a 16-inch height and can be stacked 6 units high, which allows for 18 units to be transported via a flatbed trailer. American-made in Lafayette, Ind., shelters are constructed of the proprietary DuraPlate composite panel which has over 16 years of proven performance in the semi-trailer, truck body and portable storage industries.
To learn more, visit the Wabash Composites booth #403 at the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Expo in Orlando, Fla, Oct. 29-31, or visit

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