NTEA recognizes 50-year member companies


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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 Inc.
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.
Monroe Truck 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 more.

Northern Truck Equipment Corp.
Northern 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 information.

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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