About Wells Cargo
Maynard W. Wells, a man of many "firsts" and a true manufacturing pioneer, founded Wells Cargo back in 1954. A totally new industry was created when the very first cargo trailer rolled off the production line over 55 years ago. From that point forward, Wells Cargo has set the industry standard in quality, design, and construction techniques. By combining state-of-the-art technology with the best materials available Wells Cargo's product line has an unmatched service life of over 15 years of daily use. Today, Wells Cargo offers over 200 different trailer models for industrial, commercial and recreational applications.
Through the years Wells Cargo has maintained controlled growth without sacrificing its commitment to quality. In 1966, when son Jeffrey M. Wells assumed management of the company, he set an aggressive plan of expansion to meet the needs of their flourishing customer base. What started out as a modest one plant manufacturing operation steadily grew to six plants with over 500 employees.
In the fall of 2009, Universal Trailer Corporation, the nationís largest manufacturer of livestock, horse and cargo trailers in the country, acquired Wells Cargo. Today Universal has nine manufacturing plants across the United States.
The current plant locations are:
In 2002, Wells Cargo led the way on another new mobile trailer application . . . restroom trailers. While there were already portable restroom suppliers in the marketplace, Wells Cargo took it another step forward by providing guests with a private & tasteful restroom environment similar to what one might find in their own home. In June of 2011, Wells Cargo re-launched its mobile restroom line under the UltraLav nameplate. At that same time, the decision was made to sell the UltraLav line factory direct to the end customer at substantial savings.