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Wabash National Signs New Exclusive Agreement with Aurora Parts

LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, today announced a new five-year agreement with Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company's dry van, refrigerated van, and platform trailers sold under the leading brand names Wabash National, Transcraft and Benson.

After careful consideration and a comprehensive evaluation of all options available, Wabash National selected Aurora as providing the best value to Wabash, Transcraft and Benson customers.

"We have a responsibility to provide all of our customers, from large national fleets to small owner-operators, the best value and service," said Brent Yeagy, group president of Commercial Trailer Products at Wabash National. "After working with Aurora Parts for more than 10 years, we are confident the company's best-in-class parts availability, technology and retail marketing will meet the high standards that our dealers and customers have come to expect."

With the new agreement, Wabash National and Aurora will collaborate in the day-to-day and strategic management of providing aftermarket parts to Wabash National, Transcraft and Benson dealers and customers.

"We are excited to continue our relationship with Wabash as their exclusive provider of aftermarket parts," said Mike Conley, vice president of sales at Aurora. "Wabash and Aurora share a long legacy of leadership through innovation. This common culture supports a mutual commitment to premium quality products and service. We look forward to many joint initiatives to further enhance the overall customer experience."

Aurora Parts operates from a 300,000-square-foot distribution center as a supplier of semi-trailer body parts, truck body and container/chassis parts to a network of independently owned trailer dealerships.

For more information about Wabash, Transcraft and Benson brand parts and accessories from Aurora Parts, please visit www.auroraparts.com or contact a representative at 800-621-7949.

About Wabash National Corporation

Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, 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, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, intermodal equipment, engineered products and composite products. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, Walker Transport, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Dana Stelsel Corporate Communications Manager Wabash National Corporation (765) 771-5766 dana.stelsel@wabashnational.com

Source:Wabash National Corporation