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U.S. Senator Thune Tours Trail King Industries

Tue October 15, 2019 - Midwest Edition #21
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(L-R) are John Rust, Lee Anderson, Sen. John Thune and Ed Thompson.
(L-R) are John Rust, Lee Anderson, Sen. John Thune and Ed Thompson.

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, U.S. Sen. John Thune made a stop at the Trail King Mitchell, S.D., production facility. On location, Sen. Thune visited with employees while learning about Trail King's innovative manufacturing processes.

Thune made time to shake hands and thank the Trail King team for the hard work they are completing. Thune celebrated the impact that manufacturing has on the state of South Dakota and the entire Mitchell region.

Ed Thompson, plant manager, gave a tour of the manufacturing plant, pointing out areas of interest to include the robotic welders, the welding training facility and the newly-remodeled paint booths. He also shared the company's proud and humble history, starting in a garage in Mitchell, S.D., to becoming the leading manufacturer of trailers in North America.

Thune was able to view some of the largest trailers that Trail King produces on the production line as well as brand new trailers that employees were putting the final touches on for customer delivery.

Trail King has been delivering trailers since 1974 and is proud to be a member of the local manufacturing workforce. The Mitchell plant currently employs around 300 people from Mitchell and the surrounding communities. Its employees take personal ownership and pride in their work.

About Trail King Industries Inc.

Trail King Industries, Inc., headquartered in Mitchell, S.D., is a North American manufacturer of a complete line of trailers. With trailers ranging in load capacities from 12,000 lbs. to 1,000,000 lbs., Trail King designs, engineers, and manufactures trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Over the years, Trail King has built a reputation for quality, reliability and performance that is unsurpassed.

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