Wabash National names new sales managers

wabash-internationalWabash 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 changes.

Scott Thomas has joined Wabash National as Sales Manager, Domestic Aviation. Mr. Thomas will lead key domestic aviation sales initiatives to better serve our Garsite customers and support new product commercialization. He will have responsibility for Domestic Aviation equipment sales, including new aviation equipment, refurbished equipment and aboveground storage tanks. He brings an extensive background in sales, marketing, and business development from industry-leading companies and brands such as Determan Brownie and Parker Velcon. Most recently, Mr. Thomas served as Territory Sales Manager at Parker Velcon for the U.S. and South America.

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

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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.

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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.


Atlantic Aviation Teams with Garsite for Refueler Purchase

garsite-logoNorth America’s leading manufacturer of aircraft refueling products selected to replace 20 percent of Atlantic Aviation’s refuelers

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – April 8, 2014 – Garsite, the leading manufacturer of aircraft refueling products in North America and part of Wabash National Corporation’s (NYSE: WNC) Walker Group division, today announced it has been selected to replace approximately 20 percent of Atlantic Aviation’s refueler fleet.

Atlantic Aviation is the largest fixed-base operator (FBO) in the United States with more than 60 locations nationwide. Atlantic Aviation chose Garsite for its customer service and attention to detail, as well as its reputation in the industry and among Atlantic employees. Additionally, Garsite was able to re-engineer components to meet Atlantic Aviation’s operational needs.

“Garsite makes a quality product that our employees like and is easy to use,” said Todd Baker, director of procurement at Atlantic Aviation. “We’ve enjoyed working with Garsite for three years. Their dedication to quality and willingness to help us design refuelers that meet our needs makes them a good fit.”

Since 1952, Garsite aircraft refuelers and hydrant dispensers have been the refuelers of choice by major in-to-plane fueling companies, oil companies, airlines, freight distribution companies, and fuel marketers around the globe. 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. In its 62-year history, Garsite has produced more than 15,000 pieces of aviation refueler equipment.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with the team at Atlantic Aviation,” said Paul Sundby, director of sales at Garsite. “With a common culture of providing premier customer service, quality and safety, we look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow as a leader in aviation services.”

For more information about Garsite products or service, please visit www.garsite.com or contact a representative at sales@garsite.com or 888-GARSITE (427-7483).

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The Walker Group, a division of Wabash National Corporation, is a leading North American manufacturer of high-quality, custom-engineered stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel liquid transportation systems. Its tank trailer products are marketed under several industry-leading brand names, including Walker, Brenner®, Beall®, Bulk, Progress and Garsite.

About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., 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 specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, intermodal equipment, engineered products and composite products. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, Walker Transport, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.

About Atlantic Aviation
Atlantic Aviation is the largest fixed-base operator in the U.S., providing a wide range of ground services for general aviation aircraft owners and pilots. With more than 60 locations, Atlantic offers premier services, including a dedicated concierge, state-of-the-art facilities and a generous rewards program. Find out how Atlantic’s personal service, quality and safety standards make it the industry leader at AtlanticAviation.com.


Garsite Unveils New Website

garsite-logoNorth America’s largest manufacturer of aircraft refueling products streamlines online user experience

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jan. 21, 2014 – Garsite, the largest manufacturer of aircraft refueling products in North America and part of Wabash National Corporation’s (NYSE: WNC) Walker Group division, today announced the launch of its new website.

The website at www.garsite.com features a new online parts catalog, one-click access to customer service, information about quality standards, and detailed descriptions and images of Garsite’s various product offerings in aircraft refueling products, refurbished refuelers and above ground storage systems.

“The new website is an important tool for supporting our global customers,” said Paul Sundby, director of sales at Garsite. “Not only does it re-emphasize our ongoing commitment to customer service, it also better highlights our products, manufacturing capabilities and satisfied customers.”

Since 1952, Garsite aircraft refuelers and hydrant dispensers have been the refuelers of choice by major in-to-plane fueling companies, oil companies, airlines, freight distribution companies, and fuel marketers around the globe. 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.

For more information about Garsite products or service, please visit www.garsite.com or call 1-888-GARSITE (427-7483).

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About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., 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 specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, intermodal equipment, engineered products and composite products. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, Walker Transport, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com


Garsite provides 450 Ground Support Refuelers for TACOM

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(Kansas City, Kansas): Garsite has partnered with Navistar to provide 450 new ground support refuelers for TACOM this year. These custom built 3,000 Gallon ground support refuelers are ready-to-work and prepared for immediate deployment in the Middle East. Garsite has proven itself as the premier manufacturer of Aircraft Refueler equipment in the world by meeting and exceeding the strict performance specifications of the United States Military. This opportunity has allowed Garsite to advance the Aircraft Refueler industry standards for both build quality and worldwide deployment efficiency.