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Wabash National

October 29, 2012 13:33 ET

Wabash National Introduces the DuraPlate® Foldable Mobile Shelter at Emergency Management Expo

Wabash Composites Expands Product Portfolio to Reach New Markets

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - Wabash Composites, a business unit of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), today introduced the DuraPlate Foldable Mobile Shelter at the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Expo in Orlando, Fla. A multi-purpose insulated solution for everything from mobile offices to temporary living quarters, this patent-pending product is easily transported and can be assembled on-site in about 15 minutes. Modular and completely configurable, the mobile shelter can be customized for temporary offices, disaster relief, humanitarian aid and military field operations.

"Among the multiple uses for this product, access to a safe, clean, comfortable shelter following a natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane, tornado or earthquake is typically a significant need that's not often readily available," said Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer, Wabash National Corporation. "This product now fills that void."

"Building on the success of our DuraPlate portable storage container product line, we saw an opportunity to build a shelter product that could be quickly and easily shipped anywhere in the world," said Jamie Scarcelli, vice president and general manager, Wabash Composites. "By leveraging the strength of the DuraPlate composite panel we can bring a more durable, flexible solution to the mobile shelter market."

Available in a 16-foot-by-8-foot configuration, Wabash Composites mobile shelters fold flat to a 16-inch height and can be stacked 6 units high, which allows for 18 units to be transported via a flatbed trailer. American-made in Lafayette, Ind., shelters are constructed of the proprietary DuraPlate® composite panel which has over 16 years of proven performance in the semi-trailer, truck body and portable storage industries.

To learn more, visit the Wabash Composites booth #403 at the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Expo in Orlando, Fla, Oct. 29-31, or visit www.wabashcomposites.com

About Wabash Composites
Wabash Composites, a business unit of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), was established in 2008 to expand its product portfolio and identify new applications for its proven DuraPlate® composite panel technology. Wabash Composites offers innovative products currently used in a number of diverse markets including semi-trailers, truck bodies, portable storage and other commercial applications. To learn more, visit www.wabashcomposites.com or contact Wabash Composites at (800) 431-4421 or via email to shelters@wabashcomposites.com.

About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite products. Wabash National operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Walker® Transport, Walker® Stainless Equipment, Walker® Defense Group, Walker® Barrier Systems, Walker® Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.

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