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Wabash National Corporation Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Annual Conference

Dow Chemical wins top award; 28 companies earn other performance awards

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Sept. 23, 2016 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) recognized top suppliers today during its annual Supplier Conference. More than 300 attendees representing 240 companies attended the conference in Lafayette, Indiana, during which 29 suppliers received awards for exceptional performance.

“We strongly value a collaborative relationship with all of our supplier partners,” commented President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Giromini. “We recognize the vital role our suppliers play in assuring Wabash National’s continued leadership position in customer satisfaction, product quality and innovation.”

The top award, Wabash National’s Pinnacle Award, recognizes the company’s supplier of the year. The 2016 Pinnacle Award went to Dow Chemical, which supplies the company with plastic resin for its DuraPlate® composite panels and foam for refrigerated vans and tank trailers.

“We’re honored to recognize Dow Chemical as our Pinnacle Award recipient for their outstanding performance and continuous improvement initiatives,” said Nick Adler, vice president of global strategic sourcing. “This was the first Pinnacle Award for Dow Chemical and seventh Wabash National supplier award overall.”

Twenty-six companies received Platinum Awards for excellence in supply chain performance. Award criteria included delivery, quality, innovation, cost, and service and support. Platinum Award winners were (in alphabetical order):

  • 3D Machine
  • Alcorn Industrial, Inc.
  • Chicago Tube & Iron
  • Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
  • Dayton Freight Lines (Regional LTL Carrier of the Year)
  • FedEx (National LTL Carrier of the Year)
  • G&D Integrated (Flatbed Carrier of the Year)
  • GC3 Logistics (Truckload Carrier of the Year)
  • Hendrickson
  • HP Products
  • JOST International
  • Lincoln Electric
  • Meritor
  • Meritor Wabco
  • Mississippi Welders Supply
  • Nord Gear Corporation
  • Powerbrace America
  • Ridge Corporation
  • Rockland Flooring
  • Samuel Son & Co.
  • Shandong Machinery Group
  • SMC Pneumatics
  • Tramec Sloan
  • Truck-Lite
  • Webb Wheel
  • Wiley Metal Fabrication Inc.

In addition, Schneider Logistics and U.S. Liner Company received Distinguished Supplier Awards for outstanding customer service, business responsiveness and performance.

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