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Transcraft Adds Specialty Coil Hauler to Product Line

Innovative design protects freight and reduces loading time

CADIZ, Ky. ‐ Aug. 29, 2013 ‐ Transcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) and a leading producer of platform trailers, today announced the addition of the Coil Hauler to its specialty trailer product line. The Coil Hauler is specifically designed to transport metal coils, providing unmatched operational efficiency, reliability and handling.

Transcraft® built upon Wabash National's 23 years of coil transport equipment experience to perfect a new bolt-together cradle system that enhances trailer reliability and longevity. The rubber-lined cradle system, with a total payload capacity of 90,000 pounds, makes the Coil Hauler capable of transporting coils up to 80 inches wide while protecting freight from edge damage that can occur with more traditional trailer designs.

In addition, with a natural, low center of gravity, the Coil Hauler makes for a smoother ride and may minimize the chance of trailer rollover.

"Transcraft has long been known as a leading manufacturer of flatbed and drop-deck trailers," said Rick Klein, general manager, Transcraft Corporation. "The design of our new Coil Hauler demonstrates the same commitment to innovation and continuous improvement that our customers expect from Transcraft."

Other design enhancements include a canopy and removable bulkhead. The new canopy design, constructed of Wabash National's DuraPlate® composite material, protects freight while reducing loading and unloading times by approximately 30 minutes. The removable bulkhead and optional load bars provide backhaul versatility, allowing customers to haul multiple types of freight with a single piece of equipment.

Customers can learn more about the Transcraft Coil Hauler at 1-877-489-9020 or sales@transcraft.com.

 

Transcraft Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), is one of the leading manufacturers of platform trailers in North America. Established in 1962, Transcraft offers a wide range of flatbed and drop deck trailer models sold under the Transcraft Eagle® and Benson brand names to meet the needs of the commercial vehicle and construction industries. Transcraft operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cadiz, Ky. To learn more, visit www.transcraft.com.

Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite products. Wabash National's operations are largely organized under three wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Walker Transport, Walker Stainless Equipment, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.

About Wabash National Corporation

Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company manufactures a diverse range of products including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Garsite, Progress Tank, Transcraft®, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Visit www.wabashnational.com to learn more.