Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Utility trailer dealer expands, renovates Missouri facility


Friday, May 12, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

All areas of the Craftsman Utility Trailer facility — sales, parts and service — were remodeled, and custom trailer counters were added in all three departments. (Courtesy: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING)
All areas of the Craftsman Utility Trailer facility — sales, parts and service — were remodeled, and custom trailer counters were added in all three departments. (Courtesy: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING)

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Craftsmen Utility Trailer had expanded and completely renovated their Sikeston, Missouri, dealer location. 

 “Our Sikeston facility was 25 years old and was in need of a ‘facelift,’” said Lou Helmsing, president of Craftsmen Utility Trailer. “In addition, our business has grown tremendously during those years, so the remodel and expansion were needed to better serve our customers and make our employees more efficient.”

All areas of the facility — sales, parts and service — were remodeled, and custom trailer counters were added in all three departments.

In addition, Craftsmen added a new retail parts showroom as well as a 3,300-square foot parts warehouse.

“This allowed us to convert the existing parts area into two additional service bays, upgrading the Service Department to a total of eight service bays,” Helmsing said. “As part of the remodel, we also added a new service entrance, service center, locker room and drivers lounge.”

The address for Craftsmen’s Sikeston facility is 127 Harlene Street, Sikeston, Missouri 63801, which is located at the intersection of Interstate 55 and I-57. The toll free number is (866) 382-5388.

Founded in 1982 in downtown St. Louis, Craftsmen is a regional full service Utility dealership with three locations — St. Charles (St. Louis), Missouri, Sikeston, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa.

For more information about Craftsmen Utility Trailer, visit craftsmentrailer.com

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer.

Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.

For more information, visit www.utilitytrailer.com.

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