LOUISVILLE, KY – November 9, 2021 – On Thursday, leaders at Kentucky Trailer will announce the company is adding 100 new jobs in its Louisville manufacturing facility. The new positions will include career opportunities for assemblers, material handlers and welders.
The announcement will take place November 11 at 10 a.m. at Kentucky Trailer’s Riverport facility, 7201 Logistics Drive.
Thursday’s event will also include a proclamation from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office, honoring Kentucky Trailer for its more than 14 decades as a Kentucky-based company.
Mayor Fischer’s office to honor 140 years of Kentucky Trailer in Louisville
During the Thursday morning event, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office will present Kentucky Trailer with a proclamation highlighting more than 140 years of service to the Louisville community. This is the first event marking the company’s 140th anniversary, which hasn’t been celebrated publicly until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in Louisville in 1879 as the Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Company, the business originally produced horse-drawn wagons and went on to create flatbed trailers for the U.S. Army during World War II.
Today, Kentucky Trailer provides agile, customer-focused solutions in the specialty trailer, custom transport and mobilized business markets with facilities across the U.S. and Europe.
What We Make Matters.®
Kentucky Trailer is the nation’s leading custom trailer manufacturer, serving industries such as moving and storage, packaged delivery, animal feed transport, vehicle transport, national defense and mobile medical imaging.
“We’re fortunate that Kentucky Trailer continues to grow market share in industries such as dry freight packaged delivery and moving and storage trailers and truck bodies. Our growth strategies will allow us to create 100 new good-paying manufacturing jobs for Louisville,” says Gary Smith, Sr., President and CEO of Kentucky Trailer.
“In our company, we believe that ‘What We Make Matters’ and the trailers and truck bodies we manufacture in Louisville, Kentucky will enable us to make a real difference for people seeking good jobs in the local community,” Smith adds.
About R.C. Tway Company, LLC
R.C. Tway Company, LLC, is the parent company of six operating divisions: (i) Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing (KTM), which designs, builds and manufactures custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage, snack food, package delivery and logistics industries as well as other niche markets; (ii) Kentucky Trailer Services (KTS), which delivers complete repair, reconditioning, paint, graphics and other services for truck bodies, drop frame and expandable trailers; (iii) Kentucky Trailer Specialty Vehicles (KTSV), which designs, builds and services trailers and custom specialty vehicles for mobile medical, military/government, mobile marketing, motorsports and other niche markets; (iv) AMST, which designs, builds and services specialty vehicles for mobile medical imaging in North and South America; (v) SMIT Mobile Equipment B.V., which designs, builds, and services specialty vehicles for mobile medical imaging in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa; and (vi) KT Pacer, which designs, engineers, manufactures and services custom feed trailers, bodies and equipment.