Cleveland, Tenn. – (May 17, 2017) – Heil Trailer recently recognized a long-time dealer, Werts Welding & Tank Service, for its 60th year in business. At a special dinner during the National Tank Truck Carriers annual conference in Chicago, Heil Trailer presented the Werts team with a plaque commemorating the milestone.
Werts Welding & Tank Service, headquartered in Wood River, Illinois, was founded in 1957 by Robert R. Werts. Shortly after the construction of the company’s first building, Mr. Werts was approached by a local trucking company to repair a damaged petroleum tank. This marked the entry of Werts Welding & Tank Service into the tank trailer industry. Today, the family-owned company operates eight locations serving customers around the country.
Offering the full line of Heil Trailer products, Werts Welding & Tank Service is consistently a top five dealer for Heil. “We’ve been proud to be a leading Heil Trailer dealer, offering our customers some of the best tank trailers in the industry,” stated Dwight Werts, President and CEO of Werts Welding & Tank Service. “Taking care of our customers means providing products that deliver quality and performance. Heil Trailer helps us do exactly that.”
“We’ve been honored to have Werts Welding & Tank Service among our family of dealers for nearly 30 years,” said Ryan Rockafellow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Heil Trailer. “To be a family-owned and operated business for 60 years is a considerable achievement and one that deserves the highest recognition.”
About Heil Trailer International, Co.
Established in 1901, Heil Trailer International, Co. is the leading brand of durable tank trailers and is known for the enduring performance of its products, industry-leading support and solutions-driven customer service. A manufacturer of liquid, dry bulk, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense trailers, Heil designs its products to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in 85 countries around the globe. Heil Trailer International, Co. is owned by American Industrial Partners, an
operationally oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. Heil Trailer International, Co., Kalyn Siebert and SERVA are part of EnTrans International, LLC, a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment and related components used in the oil & gas industry. Heil Trailer International, Co. is headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee.
(l – r): Cindy and Bruce Cornelius (Bruce is Werts Parts Sales Manager); Troy and Gayle Hradsky (Troy is Werts Trailer Sales Manager); Curt and Julie Lind (Curt is Werts Texas Branch Manager); Cheryl and Dwight Werts (Dwight is Werts President & CEO); Matt Krock, Regional Sales Manager, Heil Trailer; Ron Jurek, Regional Sales Manager, Heil Trailer.