Heil Trailer launches a full line of stainless steel products while continuing to innovate and lead the industry with advanced technologies. By Janice Hoppe-Spiers
Heil Trailer maintains its position as the largest tanker/trailer manufacturer in the world through innovation, which most recently includes its expansion into a full line of stainless steel products. “Heil Trailer has been the dominant player in aluminum for petroleum and dry bulk-related items with more than 50 percent share in those segments over the last 10 years,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Rockafellow says. “What we have done over the last two years is expanded that into stainless.”
For more than 100 years, Heil Trailer has been creating game-changing solutions and elevating industry standards of quality. The Athens, Tenn.-based company continues to develop products that are designed to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in the United States, as well as in 85 countries around the world.
Julius Heil set out to change the transportation industry with his innovative ideas in the early 1900s. In 1901, Heil founded the Heil Joint Welding Co. in Milwaukee, pioneering the use of electric welding. As the company grew, Heil began building truck bodies, hydraulic hoists and a variety of trailers for the automotive industry, which was in its infancy at the time.