Wabash National Corporation Raises $400,000 for Charity with Support from Suppliers

September 26, 2016
Nearly 400 Wabash National suppliers and associates participate in charity golf outing and auction

LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) raised $400,000 for 17 community organizations at its annual charity golf outing on September 22, held in conjunction with the company’s annual Supplier Conference, which took place on September 23.

“Every year I am impressed by the generosity of our supplier partners who support us in giving back to our communities,” said Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer. “Thanks to our suppliers, this year’s charity golf outing was the most successful event in its history. Wabash National is proud to support and work with local agencies to sustain and promote a promising future for our communities. It gives me great pleasure to work with people throughout our industry who share our company values and support our organization in our efforts to give back.”

More than 200 companies supported Wabash National’s fundraising efforts at the charity golf outing and auction, raising $356,957 with event sponsorships and auction bids. Wabash National gave an additional corporate gift of $43,043 at the close of the charity golf outing and auction, bringing the total monies raised to $400,000.

The United Way of Greater Lafayette is receiving the largest donation at $170,000. The remainder of donations is being distributed among various nonprofit organizations, including:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
College Mentors for Kids
Folds of Honor Foundation
Fond du Lac Area United Way
Food Finders Food Bank
Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
Junior Achievement of Greater Lafayette
March of Dimes Indiana Chapter
Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County
Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS) 
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
United Way for Clinton County
United Way of Wyandotte County
United Way of the Pennyrile
United Way of Boone County
Wabash Center

“At Wabash National, we truly value our relationships with suppliers, customers and communities,” said Nick Adler, vice president of global strategic sourcing at Wabash National. “Relationships are all about connections with people. We want to work with companies that value those relationships as much as we do, and are committed to making a difference in our communities.”

Wabash National thanks the following suppliers who supported the charity golf outing and auction with event sponsorships:

Diamond Sponsors  
Advanced Alloy Processing (AAP) Shandong Special Industry Group Co.
Earthwise Plastics Specialty Rolled Metals
Hendrickson SSAB
Hutchens Industries Steel of West Virginia
Meritor Truck-Lite
SAF-Holland Valspar Corporation
Platinum Sponsors  
Alcorn Industrial, Inc. Maxion Wheels
All State Fastener Corporation Michelin
Aurora Parts & Accessories Morgan Stanley
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company PPG Industries
Dow Chemical Company SAPA Extrusions, Inc.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Hynes Industries Wells Fargo
Jost International Corp.  
Gold Sponsors  
3D Machine, Inc. Meritor Wabco
3M Traffic Safety & Security Division Nucor Corporation
Aluminum Shapes, LLC Phillips Industries
AZZ Galvanizing Precoat Metals
Ferguson  Pressure Systems International
Fleet Engineers, Inc. Pro Resources Staffing Services
GC3 Logistics Prolift Industrial Equipment
Hoosier Tank and Manufacturing, Inc. Ridge Corporation
Kansas City Freightliner Schneider Logistics
KW Plastics Sika Corporation
Lafayette Steel & Aluminum TKO Graphix
Silver Sponsors  
Advanced Plastic Corporation M&E Global Group, Inc.
Aero Industries, Inc. Office Depot
Alcoa, Inc. Overseas Hardwoods Company
Ancra International, LLC Pacific Metal Company
Baker Industrial Supply Company Penz Products, Inc.
Centria Peoplelink Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Civacon OPW Premier Manufacturing Company
Clariant Randall Manufacturing
Dixon Valve / Betts Industries Rudolph Bros.
Federal-Mogul Corporation Securit Metal Products
General Bearing Corporation Specialty Resources, Inc.
Girard Equipment, Inc. Steel Technologies, LLC
Haldex Stemco
IMH Products, Inc. Tramec Sloan LLC
Jay Manufacturing Oshkosh, Inc. TSE Brakes, Inc.
Jingu Wheel U.S. Liner Company
KIC LLC Webb Wheel Products, Inc.
Labelmaster Whiting Door Manufacturing Corporation
Lauren Manufacturing Company Z Technologies Corporation

About Wabash National Corporation 

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985 in Lafayette, Indiana, the company manufactures a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Garsite, Progress Tank, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at www.wabashnational.com.

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(765) 771-5766

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