FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications & Public
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 3, 2016) — At
the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with The
Work Truck Show® 2016, NTEA honored four companies celebrating 50
continuous years of Association membership. Representatives from Cook Truck
Equipment & Tools Inc., Monroe Truck Equipment Inc., Northern Truck
Equipment Corp. and Washington Auto Carriage were recognized.
“These companies have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to NTEA
membership,” said Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “The Association is
proud to represent them and the industry they have helped build.”
Cook Truck Equipment & Tools
Cook Truck Equipment & Tools Inc. (Charlotte,
North Carolina), founded in 1921 as Southern Auto & Wagon Company, is
celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. The company is a manufacturer and
distributor of commercial truck equipment, servicing truck dealerships and
municipalities as well as the power, construction, HVAC, plumbing, utility,
security, electrical, landscape and material handling markets. Cook Truck
Equipment & Tools also provides sales, service and repair of commercial
truck equipment and related products. Learn more at cooktruck.com.
Monroe Truck Equipment Inc.
Equipment Inc. (Monroe, Wisconsin) specializes in the design, manufacture,
distribution and installation of truck equipment, including snow and ice control
products, for the municipal and commercial markets. Founded in 1958, the company
evolved from its roots as a one-person blacksmith shop. Today, Monroe Truck
Equipment has six locations and is a commercial vehicle pool and nationwide
ship-thru for Chevrolet, GMC, Ford and Ram. Visit monroetruck.com to learn
Northern Truck Equipment Corp.
Truck Equipment Corp. (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) was established in 1934 as
A.M. Schweiger Body Shop, a blacksmith and auto body shop that also manufactured
farm and specialized truck bodies. The company is now a full-service truck
equipment distributor with four locations in North and South Dakota, offering
sales, service and parts of truck equipment, trailers and pickup accessories.
Learn more at ntecorp.com.
Washington Auto Carriage
Founded in 1906
as a fabrication company, Washington Auto Carriage (Spokane, Washington) built
and repaired horse-drawn buggies, stagecoaches and cargo wagons. The business
evolved with market changes and now offers truck equipment, snow and ice control
products, parts, accessories, service and repair. Washington Auto Carriage is a
Mitsubishi Fuso authorized dealer. Visit wacnw.com for more
Established in 1964, NTEA, the
Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,800 companies that
manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial
trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work
trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the
Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member
programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The
Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and
government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. Visit
ntea.com to learn more.
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