Wabash Composites Produces 100,000th DuraPlate(R) AeroSkirt(R)

Wabash Composites Produces 100,000th DuraPlate(R) AeroSkirt(R) 
Company Continues to Innovate and Expand Its Trailer Aerodynamics
LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 --  Wabash Composites, a
division of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), today announced
it has produced its 100,000th DuraPlate(R) AeroSkirt(R). 
Wabash National developed the DuraPlate AeroSkirt in 2009 to address
customers' needs for improved fuel economy. The innovative
aerodynamic solution improves fuel economy by up to 6 percent and
provides a low total cost of ownership for fleet owners.  
"This week our company reached a noteworthy milestone," said James
Scarcelli, vice president and general manager, Wabash Composites.
"Achieving this milestone in fewer than five years is further
evidence of our leadership in trailer aerodynamics and reflects how
this expertise translates into aerodynamic products that provide the
greatest combination of durability and fuel efficiency." 
The EPA SmartWay(R) approved DuraPlate AeroSkirt is the most durable
aerodynamic solution for over-the-road trailers. Its proven
structural composite material, DuraPlate, consists of two external
steel skins thermally bonded to a high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
core, for superior strength that resists damage. A proprietary
spring-bracket design allows for inboard and outboard deflection, to
further resist potential impact damage, leading to longer service
The DuraPlate AeroSkirt, originally designed for truckload
applications, is also available for less-than-truckload and tank
applications. In field tests, it reduced fuel consumption up to 5
percent in less-than-truckload carriers and up to 7 percent in tank
Customers can learn more about the DuraPlate Aeroskirt at (765)
About Wabash Composites 
 Wabash Composites brings creativity,
collaboration, and innovation to new solutions through a
discovery-driven approach that capitalizes on Wabash National's
engineering expertise and technology. The business develops new
products and researches markets that can benefit from the proven
performance of its DuraPlate(R) composite panels, including
aerodynamic truck accessories, portable storage units, temporary
shelters and more. Learn more at www.wabashcomposites.com. 
About Wabash National Corporation 
 Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind.,
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, the company
specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans,
refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid
tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite
products. Wabash National's operations are largely organized under
three wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group
Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative
products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash
National(R), Transcraft(R), Benson(R), DuraPlate(R), ArcticLite(R),
Walker Transport, Walker Stainless Equipment, Walker Defense Group,
Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner(R) Tank,
Beall (R), Garsite, Progress Tank, TST(R), Bulk Tank International
and Extract Technology(R). Visit www.wabashnational.com to learn
Media Contact:
Dana Stelsel
Corporate Communications Manager
(765) 771-5766
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