Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainside trailers, has announced the 50th anniversary of building trailers in Utah at its Clearfield UT manufacturing facility.

The company opened its first Clearfield plant in 1965 and originally manufactured refrigerated vans, dry vans, and furniture vans. In 1999, with the introduction of the 3000R refrigerated van, specific tooling was needed so Utility moved and expanded to a new and larger building near the old facility in Clearfield. Today, the plant is one of the largest trailer manufacturing facilities in the world. It employs 1,160 individuals and has earned numerous safety awards from Liberty Mutual for safe work practices.

“Our plant has prided itself in producing quality trailers throughout the years, and we look forward to another 50 years of continued improvement while maintaining the same emphasis on quality, safety, and efficiency,” said Todd Smith, Clearfield plant manager.

“The Clearfield community would like to thank the Bennett family for placing this facility here,” he said. “Utility has provided the livelihood for hundreds, if not thousands, of families in Utah.”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Clearfield plant recently held a commemorative event.

For more information, access www.utilitytrailer.com.