Wabash National Corp. and PODS Enterprises announced that Wabash National’s DuraPlate Products Group has signed a multiyear agreement to build and service all of PODS’ portable storage container requirements. The agreement will allow PODS to concentrate on growing its business, while the production and service of the PODS portable storage units will be provided by Wabash National.
PODS says it has more than 137,000 portable storage containers in use today. “As industry leaders, both PODS and Wabash National are excited about our new DuraPlate containers that are not only American-made, but will result in greater efficiencies for PODS,” says Tom Ryan, president and chief executive officer of PODS.
Early this year, Wabash National introduced its NextSteps strategic plan, which included the launch of the DuraPlate Products Group. “One of the key initiatives of our strategic plan is to diversify and grow our business by leveraging our DuraPlate panel technology into other industry segments,” says Dick Giromini, president and CEO of Wabash National. “Our newly developed partnership with PODS jumpstarts that effort.”
“This agreement is an outstanding fit for both companies,” says Jamie Scarcelli, vice president and general manager of DuraPlate Products Group. “PODS is a company that has a strong business plan for growth, and Wabash National will be right there with them as they grow, providing the best container in the business.”