Wabash National Corporation Expands Production Capacity in Mexico to Support Growth in Food, Dairy and Beverage Market
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – March 16, 2016 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers, liquid transportation systems and stationary vessels, has expanded its production facility in San José Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico, to accommodate growth in the food, beverage and dairy market in Mexico, as well as Central and South America.
The added production capacity at our San José Iturbide facility provides greater opportunity for us to service the global capital equipment needs of our food, dairy and beverage customers. We’re already seeing increased demand for our industry-leading Walker dairy silos as the food, dairy and beverage market in Mexico has experienced significant growth in recent years.
Wabash National’s San José Iturbide Operation primarily manufactures stainless steel tank trailers under the Bulk brand but added production for Walker brand engineered products, including dairy silos, and Brenner tanks last year.
To date, Wabash National has built 27 silos in Mexico since production began last year. The most recent shipment was 20 silos for Nestlé México, including 10 53,000-gallon silos.
The San José Iturbide facility includes nearly 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space, more than 40 percent of which was added in the expansion. As a result, Wabash National was able to add more than 30 new jobs, bringing the total number of associates at the San José Iturbide Operation to more than 250.
Wabash National’s San José Iturbide Operation has earned numerous safety and environmental awards and recognitions, most recently achieving ISO 14001:2004 registration. The ISO 14001:2004 standard, published by the International Organization for Standardization, is an international reference for environmental management requirements.
“Safety is our number one value and priority, but environmental consciousness is as important to us as it is to our customers and communities. Earning the ISO 14001:2004 registration is one more way to demonstrate our commitment to verifiable environmental management,” Weber said.
To learn more about Wabash National’s Walker brand silos, processors, mix tanks, stationary vessels or other products, visit walkerep.com.
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.