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“Our relationship with Great Dane goes back to the 1940s when my great-grandfather hauled fresh produce out of Florida and North Carolina to Boston, using wet bed ice bunkers to keep the product cool,” said Rowland Transportation’s president, Doc Hyder.

Great Dane’s Statesboro facility encompasses 450,000 square feet, including office space and a 3,000 square foot climate-controlled, noise-free customer preview center. It features a range of technologies such as robotic welding, automated production processes, computer-controlled foaming operations and an optimized material handling system for quality and efficiency.

The facility is dedicated to manufacturing Everest refrigerated trailers, the TL model reefer for truckload carriers and the CL model reefer built especially for the unique needs of multi-temp and foodservice operations, especially those in the Southeast.

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