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Wabash secures supply of steel components

Jan. 25, 2023
A new 10-year agreement with long-time supplier Ryerson is expected to aid in the production of the manufacturer’s next-gen dry van, refrigerated, and tank trailers.

Trailer and truck body manufacturer Wabash recently reinforced its supply chain by forging a 10-year agreement with Ryerson, which will be a key supplier for Wabash’s steel, stainless-steel, and aluminum products.

“We selected Ryerson as a strategic supplier partner because their footprint and business strategy is aligned with our vision,” said Richard Mansilla, Wabash’s vice president for global procurement. “We believe this partnership with Ryerson will help us address our wide range of metal needs in the short to medium term to aid in Wabash’s production of DuraPlate dry van trailers, Acutherm refrigerated trailers and truck bodies with EcoNex Technology, tank trailers, and platform trailers.”

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Ryerson has supplied Wabash with steel, stainless steel, and aluminum for more than 10 years and is a three-time Wabash supplier award winner. This mutually beneficial agreement will focus on generating long-term value by optimizing the supply footprint and collaborating on innovation and continuous improvement, Wabash said.

“Ryerson is honored to enter into this agreement with Wabash,” said Jeff Redfield, Ryerson’s president for the north region and Canada. “Through over a decade of collaboration, Ryerson has worked closely with Wabash to recognize synergies in geography and identify opportunities to build a stronger supply chain, capitalizing on Ryerson’s relationships with domestic mills.

“Our value-added network of interconnected service centers has enabled Ryerson to reach Wabash wherever they are located. We look forward to providing customized metal solutions to Wabash for years to come.”

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