SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

June 16, 2009 16:44 ET

Truck-Lite® Becomes the Preferred Lighting Supplier for TEPC Members

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - The Transportation Equipment Purchasing Consortium (TEPC) launched by Wabash National® (NYSE: WNC) and other businesses associated with the transportation industry in late 2008, announced today that Truck-Lite has become the preferred lighting supplier for current TEPC members.

Current members of the TEPC include Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), Kentucky Trailer, Utilimaster Corporation, VT Specialized Vehicles Corporation and Wabash National.

"Truck-Lite's North American sales force has set the bar high for customer satisfaction," said Brian Kupchella, President and Chief Operating Officer for Truck-Lite. "We are pleased that the TEPC recognizes Truck-Lite as the preferred supplier of visibility products, coupled with our sales team's commitment to support our lighting products within the field."

"The main object of the TEPC is to identify and increase efficiencies and economies of scale in the procurement of raw materials, component parts and services," said Steven Miller, Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Wabash National. "Truck-Lite's reputation and reliability in the industry made them a perfect choice to become the preferred lighting supplier for all business associated with the TEPC."

About TEPC

The Transportation Equipment Purchasing Consortium (TEPC) identifies and increases efficiencies and economies of scale in the procurement of raw materials, component parts and services to support manufacturers, distributors, or other business entities associated with the transportation industry. Members include: Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS); Kentucky Trailer; Utilimaster Corporation; VT Specialized Vehicles Corporation; and, Wabash National Manufacturing, L.P.

About Truck-Lite Co., Inc.

Truck-Lite Co., Inc. is headquartered in Falconer New York, with additional manufacturing facilities in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and McElhattan, Pennsylvania, as well as Birmingham and Harlow England, Germany, Poland, Mexico, and Belarus. Truck-Lite Co., Inc. is a major producer of signal lighting, forward lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal switches, and safety accessories to the heavy duty truck, trailer, and commercial vehicle industries, and owns the mark Truck-Lite®. For more information, visit www.truck-lite.com.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Allison Henk
    Marketing Communications Manager
    (765) 771-5674

    TEPC Contact
    (765) 771-5823