Wabash National Corp. on Friday, March 12, announced that they have hired 100 temporary associates with plans to hire 90 more during the quarter. Brent Yeagy, vice president and general manager of the company’s Transportation Products Group, says Wabash National’s operations in Lafayette, Ind., are beginning to see production and customer demand levels not seen since 2008.
“We are excited to see order levels finally growing to a point that creates a need for additional associates,” Yeagy says. Wabash National attributes the need for additional hires to recent improving trends in freight demand driven by general strengthening in the economy.
“While it is too early to declare that recent demand will prove to be sustainable, we are nonetheless encouraged by the increased quote and order activity of late,” says Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer. “We are hopeful that the addition of the new hires will be long-term.”