SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

June 29, 2005 16:46 ET

Wabash National Corporation Receives ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Registration

LAFAYETTE, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that the company has received ISO 14001 registration for its Lafayette, Ind., manufacturing operations. Wabash National is the first semi-truck trailer manufacturer in North America to receive the Environmental Management System Registration.

"Achieving ISO 14001 registration reflects our commitment to upholding world-class environmental standards in our manufacturing operations," said Dick Giromini, Wabash National's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "This achievement was only made possible through the combined effort and dedication of each and every associate at Wabash National."

ISO 14001 registration was awarded through third-party verification of Wabash National's conformance with leading processes and procedures to protect the environment and drive for continuous improvement in environmental performance.

"Few things are more important than a clean environment, and ultimately, we want our customers and community to understand that we are committed to verifiable environmental management," said Brent Yeagy, Wabash National's Director of Manufacturing, Lafayette Operations. "We are very proud of our team in Lafayette, Ind. This is a major step forward in validating one of our top business values; the safety of our associates and our environmental responsibility to the community."

ISO 14001 is a set of standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, requiring a company to develop and maintain a system designed to monitor, measure, and improve its environmental performance through a process of audits, procedures, and improvement actions.

Wabash National Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets standard and customized truck trailers under the Wabash® brand name. The Company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of truck trailers and a leading manufacturer of composite trailers. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Wabash National Trailer Centers, is one of the leading retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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