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INDUSTRY PUBLICATION REPORTS MONON CORPORATION IS NO. 1 PRODUCER OF TRUCK TRAILERS AND INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT

 MONON, Ind., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Monon Corporation, headquartered in Monon, led the industry in production of truck trailers, domestic containers, and container chassis during 1992 and during the first six months of 1993, according to a report published in the August issue of Southern Motor Cargo magazine.
 Monon produced 19,756 units in 1992 and had stepped up production considerably during the first six months of 1993, producing 14,527 truck trailers, domestic containers, chassis and converter dollies as of June 30, 1993, according to Southern Motor Cargo. The publication listed the production of 21 manufacturers in its industry report (see chart).
 Monon Corporation has gained a reputation among its customers as a high-spec, high-volume, low-cost producer of truck trailers and intermodal equipment. Monon expects to produce 30,000 over-the-road and intermodal units in 1993.
 The company employs 2,400 people at its manufacturing complex in Monon, which includes three trailer assembly plants, a metal fabrication plant, a laminated flooring plant, and the company's headquarters.
 COMMERCIAL TRAILER
 UNITS DELIVERED REPORT
 Manufacturer 12 Months 6 Months
 1992 1993
 Monon(A) 19,756 14,527
 Wabash(A) 19,253 10,535
 Fruehauf 18,916 9,408
 Great Dane 16,887 9,050
 Strick 15,800 7,600
 Trailmobile 11,908 6,850
 Utility 10,022 6,356
 Stoughton(A) 10,011 6,923
 Pines 8,510 5,966
 Dorsey 7,496 4,703
 Fontaine 3,087 1,958
 Lufkin 2,651 1,574
 Kentucky 2,507 1,512
 Wilson 2,230 1,140
 Trail King 2,100 1,105
 Transcraft 1,632 1,085
 Alloy 1,628 1,064
 East 1,045 788
 Polar 885 497
 Heil 877 405
 Ravens 676 424
 (A) Includes chassis, converter dolly and container shipments
 Source: Southern Motor Cargo, August 1993
 -0- 8/30/93
 /CONTACT: Freda Counceller of PublicityPlus, 812-988-0626, for Monon Corporation/


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