Wabash National Delivers 100th Refrigerated Truck Body with New Molded Structural Composite

Wabash National Corporation has delivered its 100th Cold Chain refrigerated truck body with the company’s proprietary molded structural composite (MSC) technology.

Wabash National’s Cold Chain truck bodies with MSC technology have been hitting the road with pilot customers since the company introduced the new product in October 2015. In April 2017, Wabash National opened a facility in Little Falls, MN for the production of MSC panels for refrigerated truck bodies and 53’ trailers.

The 100th MSC truck body was delivered to longtime Wabash National dealer Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer, for one of the world’s largest fleets for cold product delivery to wholesalers, hospitals, clinics and retailers.

“Our customers rely on us to provide them products that outperform the market and reduce operating costs,” said Mickey McKee, vice president of sales, Final Mile Products. “Cold Chain truck bodies are more thermally efficient, lighter and stronger than anything else in the market. All those add up to benefits for our customer base.”

About Wabash National Corporation

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and a leading producer of semi-trailers, truck bodies 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, intermodal 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®, Supreme®, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at www.wabashnational.com.

About MSC

Wabash National’s molded structural composite is made with high-efficiency foam core encapsulated in a polymer fiber-reinforced shell and protective gel coat. According to the company, benefits include:

  • Boosts thermal performance by up to 28%
  • Reduces weight by up to 20%
  • Structural strength eliminates need for metal or wood
  • 2X puncture resistance over traditional options
  • Gel coat protects against water intrusion and weight gain
  • Slower foam degradation upholds thermal properties.