Wabash National Names New Sales Manager
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – July 28, 2016 – Wabash National Corporation’s Aviation & Truck Equipment business, which designs and manufactures Garsite aviation refuelers and fueling systems, as well as Progress Tank truck-mounted tanks used for hauling refined fuel, heating oil, liquid waste and propane has announced the following organizational change.
Neal Ropp has joined Wabash National as Sales Manager, Parts & Service. Mr. Ropp will lead key growth and service initiatives to better serve our customers’ aftermarket support needs across all Progress Tank and Garsite product lines, with a focus on improving distribution reach and responsiveness. He is an accomplished leader with an extensive background in Repair Station Operations, FBO Operations, Aircraft Management, Charter Operations and Aircraft Sales. Prior to Wabash National, Mr. Ropp served as General Manager for Averitt Express.
Wabash National Earns Spot in Top 25 of Best Manufacturers Ranking
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – July 12, 2016 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) was again named a “50 Best U.S. Manufacturer” by IndustryWeek magazine in its July/August 2016 issue, making the second largest jump of any company on the list from #46 to #24. This is the fourth time Wabash National has been honored as an IW U.S. 50, having also been recognized on the list in 2006, 2013 and 2015.
“When being compared to the largest and best performing publicly traded manufacturers in the United States, four consecutive record years doesn’t guarantee a spot on IndustryWeek’s ranking,” said Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer. “We’ve made a significant transformation from primarily a van trailer producer to a diversified industrial manufacturer, which continues to be a key driver of our growth and performance.”
Giromini continued, “We’re proud and honored to receive this recognition and I give tremendous credit to our associates for their commitment to safety, innovation and continuous improvement; to our customers for their trust in us as together we strive to drive change in our industry; and to our suppliers for their collaboration and continued pursuit of excellence.”
The IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s top-performing public manufacturers. To select the top 50 manufacturing companies, IndustryWeek evaluated members of its IW U.S. 500, a list of the largest U.S. public manufacturers, based on financial performance in six key areas from 2013 to 2015: revenue growth, profit margin, return on assets, return on equity, sales turnover and inventory turnover. Performance for the most recent year was weighted more heavily in the analysis.
“The team’s execution of our strategic plan to grow and diversify has been integral to the company’s continued success,” Giromini added. “We expect to make 2016 our fifth consecutive year of record performance.”
Learn more about Wabash National at www.wabashnational.com.
About Wabash National Corporation
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 in Lafayette, Indiana, 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 Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at www.wabashnational.com. Learn more at www.wabashnational.com.
Wabash National Corporation Awards $75,000 in Scholarships to High School Graduates
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – July 11, 2016 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) has awarded 20 recent high school graduates with scholarships that, combined, represent a total award of $75,000. Wabash National administered two scholarship programs for the 2016-17 academic year: one for Wabash National associates and another for the company’s supplier partners.
“Knowing the importance that advanced education plays in our lives, our communities, and our industry, we hope these scholarship programs will help to develop the next generation of leaders,” said Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer. “We congratulate these students on their achievements, and wish them much success as they pursue their career goals.”
Ten students each received a one-time scholarship award of $5,000 as part of the annual Wabash National Scholarship Program for children of Wabash National associates. Established in 1990, scholarships are awarded to children of Wabash National associates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and strong extracurricular involvement. Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent committee of educators and administrators of the Tippecanoe School Corporation based on students’ grade point average, SAT scores and extracurricular activities. Scholarship recipients are:
- Alyssa Allard, a 2016 graduate of New Lisbon High School in New Lisbon, Wisconsin
- Jason Diebolt, a 2016 graduate of St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, Indiana
- Jenna Diebolt, a 2016 graduate of St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, Indiana
- Antonio Luna Lopez, a 2016 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana
- Katelyn Lunde, a 2016 graduate of Royall High School in Elroy, Wisconsin
- John Murphy, a 2016 graduate of Rossville High School in Rossville, Indiana
- Andrew Ross, a 2016 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana
- Crystal Staudt, a 2016 graduate of Seneca Valley Senior High School in Harmony, Pennsylvania
- Sonja Storz, a 2016 graduate of McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Indiana
- Joel Walker, a 2016 graduate of Rensselaer Central High School in Rensselaer, Indiana
In addition, 10 students each received a one-time scholarship award of $2,500 as part of the Wabash National Corporation Academic Scholarship Program. This scholarship program, available only to children of Wabash National suppliers, was launched in spring 2016. Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent third party—Center for Scholarship Administration. Scholarship recipients are:
- Nolan Ditcher, a 2016 graduate of Randolph Central High School in Randolph, New York
- Boyang Dun, a 2016 graduate of Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Simone Fischel, a 2016 graduate of Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio
- Emily Fleming, a 2016 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, Indiana
- Alexandria Hargrave, a 2016 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, Pennsylvania
- Jacob Kell, a 2016 graduate of Vineland High School in Vineland, New Jersey
- Adam Miceli, a 2016 graduate of Downingtown STEM Academy in Downingtown, Pennsylvania
- David Miller, a 2016 graduate of Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Indiana
- Isabella Reda, a 2016 graduate of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois
- Kaitlyn Thompson, a 2016 graduate of Hayden High School in Hayden, Alabama
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 Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Visit www.wabashnational.com to learn more.
Wabash National Adds Progress Tank Sales Agent
Wabash National recently added Midwest Petroleum Equipment and Truck Sales as an independent sales agent for
Progress Tank brand truck-mounted propane and refined fuel tanks, serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Owner James Reining has more than 25 years of experience in the aboveground storage tank business for propane and refined fuels. Interested customers can contact Mr. Reining at 913-424-6429 or [email protected]
Earlier this year Progress Tank announced it had expanded its dealer network for truck-mounted vacuum tanks. Mr. Reining is the first independent sales agent to cover Progress Tank's propane and refined fuels markets.
Wabash National Corporation Expands Operations in Kansas City, Kansas, for Aviation and Truck Equipment Business
Company consolidates manufacturing facilities to optimize production
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Dec. 15, 2015 - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) ), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, today announced it is expanding operations at its facility in Kansas City, Kansas.
As a result, the company is moving all production operations and personnel from its Kansas City, Missouri, facility to the expanding operation in Kansas, located approximately five miles away.
“This is an exciting time for our business,” said Michael Warkentien, vice president and general manager, Aviation and Truck Equipment. “By combining the organizations of our Kansas and Missouri facilities onto a single campus, we benefit from the exceptional knowledge transfer and expertise of these talented teams to further enhance our capabilities and services within the industries we serve.”,/p>
Over the next three months, all of Wabash National’s Aviation and Truck Equipment business will transfer to the Kansas City, Kansas, facility (539 South 10th Street). It will be the primary operation for the manufacturing and upfitting of Garsite aviation refueling equipment and Progress Tank truck-mounted tanks for the vacuum, propane and refined fuels markets.
The company will also continue to manufacture new and refurbished truck-mounted tanks at its facility in Findlay, Ohio.
A detailed project plan has been developed to assure no impact to any customer product timing or services will occur during the transition period. However, representatives are available to answer any questions at 816-714-2600.
Garsite is the leading brand of aircraft refueling products in North America. Garsite refuelers and aviation fueling systems are in service every day at nearly every major U.S. airport and in over 80 countries on six continents.
Progress Tank has been a leading brand of truck-mounted tanks used for hauling refined fuel, heating oil, liquid waste and propane in North America since 1922. It also offers complete tank and chassis upfitting services to provide customers with turnkey solutions.
Since Wabash National acquired Garsite and Progress Tank in 2012, both operations have benefited from shared manufacturing practices, quality standards, resources and increased manufacturing capacity.
Progress Tank Adds Carbon Steel Front Hoist and Full-Open Rear Door to Product Line
Great Lakes Equipment Sales, Inc. Takes Delivery of Initial Order
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – March 13, 2015 – Progress Tank, a leading manufacturer and upfitter of truck-mounted tanks used for hauling refined fuel, heating oil, liquid waste, and propane in North America and part of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), today announced the addition of the ASME 407/412 carbon steel front hoist and full-open rear door to its vacuum tank product line.
The carbon steel front hoist and full-open rear door, originally developed for Great Lakes Equipment Sales, Inc. in late 2014, was on display at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show Feb. 17–20.
“We’ve been building aluminum and stainless steel lift door equipment for several years. With the addition of the carbon steel lift door, Progress Tank is able to meet customers’ every need. Equipment is available in ASME, non-code, DOT and TC,” said Matt Decker, business development manager, Progress Tank.
Progress Tank lift door units are built with a specialized corrugated baffle that not only allows for superior product control during transporting but also maximizes solids off-loading capability. The carbon steel front hoist and full-open rear door, used in the environmental and industrial services markets, also includes a dual piston and hinge feature for added durability; a combination of stainless steel and carbon in rear door construction to maximize seal integrity; aluminum trays for corrosion resistance and weight reduction; high mount tail lights for better visibility; and an automatic shut-down system.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Progress Tank for 10 years. Their dedication to quality and service, and their willingness to build custom units, makes them a good fit for us and our customers,” said Jeff Rodgers, owner of Great Lakes Equipment Sales. “We have sold three carbon steel units since fall 2014, and have eight more on order with Progress Tank, with the expectation to continue ordering about four units each month in the near term.”
Since 1922, Progress Tank has been able to stay a step ahead of the industry by developing new products and providing best-in-class service and support through a highly qualified and trained distribution network. Its 2012 acquisition by Wabash National Corporation strengthens its longstanding reputation for premier customer service, quality and manufacturing excellence.
For more information about Progress Tank’s carbon steel front hoist and full-open rear door, please contact a representative at 816-714-2600.