An Arkansas manufacturing facility has been recognized for logging two million working hours without a lost time incident. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vansflatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, was presented with a safety award by the state of Arkansas for the achievement at its Paragould manufacturing plant.

A plaque for Two Million Hours without a Lost Day Away from Work due to an injury, from July 6, 2017 to June 19, 2019 was presented to employees by Ralph Hudson, Director of the Division of Labor, Arkansas Department of Labor & Licensing, and Paul Hansen, Division Head of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, Health and Safety Division.

During that time period, the Paragould plant’s more than 740 employees actually worked over 2.8 million hours without a lost time incident.

David Neighbors, Utility’s Paragould Plant Manager, said it was “a great honor for our employees to be recognized by the State of Arkansas for their commitment to keeping a safe workplace. In the past 40 years of this award, only 175 awards have been presented to Arkansas companies for achieving 2 million hours, and this is one of only two such awards presented by the State of Arkansas this year. I am very proud of our team!”

“We constantly strive to be a safe place to work, and our continuously improving safety record over the past two decades shows our employees’ commitment to safety is deeply ingrained in our culture,” said Sean Graddy, Utility’s Paragould Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company 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 technologies. Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE®, 4000S®, and 4000AE® Drop Deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Visit: for more information.