Utility Trailer and its 50 employees outgrew their previous facility in Phoenix, near 22nd Avenue and McDowell Road, where the family-owned business has been located since 1953. The company’s new Arizona headquarters, located on 14 acres at 83rd Avenue and I-10 in Tolleson, doubles its facility size and brings it closer to the distribution corridor in the Southwest Valley. Along I-10, the business park is on the trucking route to Los Angeles and also near Loop 101.
“Our new dealership will provide our employees and our customers with a much better environment to conduct business,” said George Cravens, president of Utility Trailer AZ.
“We’re excited for the new opportunities that this state-of-the-art facility will bring us. LGE has been a great partner throughout the design and building process.”
Three generations of Cravens’ family have owned and operated Utility Trailer in the Valley.
Utility Trailer is an authorized dealer of Utility Trailer Manufacturing, based in City of Industry, Calif. It is also a sales and warranty service center for non-competing semi-trailer brands that support the construction, moving, agriculture and heavy-haul markets. The Arizona headquarters offers a one-stop shop for trailer parts and repair service for the trucking industry.
“LGE Design Build is proud to construct a building for a company with a long history in Arizona and help it better serve its industry,” said David Sellers, LGE Design Build’s president.
The new two-story building features a prominent lobby and entrance, 46,000 square feet of service and warehouse space and accommodates the industry’s modern standard of 53-foot semi-trailers. Technicians now can service about twice as many trailers at one time. The property’s 24-foot clear height ceilings allow for shop efficiencies with cranes and a full-racked warehouse to supply the largest trailer parts inventory in the area.
Cawley Architects of Phoenix designed the building.