United Trailers of Bristol, Ind., the Official Trailers of the United States Auto Club, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
On April 17, 1989, the first trailer came off the production line at United Trailers (formerly marketed as United Expressline). Twenty years later, the company is one of the top steel-framed enclosed cargo and specialty trailer manufacturers in the U.S.
When Warren Johnson founded United Trailers in 1989, his goal was to build a trailer that would stand out in the cargo trailer market. He believed a key to success was to listen to the customer and focus on custom manufacturing.
With that vision, United Trailers has grown to be one of the top names in the cargo trailer industry. What began in a single 50 x 150 foot building with less than 15 employees has expanded over the years to include a 70,000 square foot plant that employs over 85 people. The growth of the facility has greatly increased the number of trailers that are produced daily, along with substantially reducing the lead time. President Todd Bontrager states, ̢