Wabash National® Expands West Coast Sales and Service with New Dealer TEC Equipment, Inc.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – May 16, 2014 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, today announced an agreement with Portland-based TEC Equipment, Inc. to provide sales, parts and service for Wabash National®, Transcraft® and Benson® brand trailers in California, Oregon and Washington.
"The agreement with TEC Equipment is one more step in executing Wabash National Corporation's strategic growth plan as we expand access and service along the West Coast," explained Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer of Wabash National Corporation.
Beginning May 2014, TEC Equipment will facilitate the transition of three Wabash National Trailer Centers to independent dealer facilities operated by TEC Equipment. These locations in Portland, Oregon, and Sacramento and Fontana, California, will add to the geographic footprint of TEC Equipment's four existing locations that will sell and service Wabash National, Transcraft and Benson products.
"TEC Equipment has extensive expertise in the business and a long history of providing effective transportation solutions to its customer base," added Brent Yeagy, group president of Commercial Trailer Products at Wabash National. "We are pleased to welcome TEC Equipment to the team as we strengthen our competitive presence on the West Coast, while continuing to expand and elevate our dealer network to provide the level of support our customers expect."
"Our relationship with TEC Equipment provides the opportunity for our retail locations to channel their energies in driving the many growth and diversification efforts already underway, including tank parts and service expansion, mobile service growth, and customer-site service growth opportunities," added Rick Klein, vice president and general manager of Retail.
TEC Equipment will be fully stocked with new model year Wabash National dry and refrigerated vans, and Transcraft and Benson platform trailers, in addition to being outfitted with a full selection of parts through Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC, the exclusive supplier of authorized parts for Wabash National.
"Aurora looks forward to this new partnership with the TEC Equipment team," said Mike Conley, vice president of sales at Aurora Parts & Accessories. "We are committed to providing the highest level of parts and service support to ensure a seamless transition for the local customer base and our national fleet customers through FleetPerform®."
"We are very excited about our new relationship with Wabash National," said TEC Equipment Chief Executive Officer and President Dave Thompson. "As the largest full-service truck dealership on the West Coast, TEC is positioned to service small and large fleets alike as our trailer sales and support division grows with the addition of Wabash National's portfolio of high-quality vans and platform trailers."
Customers may contact Sean Kenney, vice president of sales for Commercial Trailer Products, at (765) 771-5300 with questions about sales and service support at these new locations.
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.