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Great Dane & Johnson Cater to Foodservice Industry at 2014 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

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Indianapolis, IN - (October 21, 2014) Great Dane and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies products tailored specifically for the foodservice industry are on exhibit October 21–23 at the 2014 International Food Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference. Attendees at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis can visit Booth #201 to see the all-new Johnson Alpine series sheet & post refrigerated truck body and a specially configured Great Dane Everest CL refrigerated trailer. Both models on display are engineered specifically to meet stringent food safety regulations and the demanding needs of foodservice customers.

Great Dane & Johnson Cater to Foodservice Industry at 2014 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

Indianapolis, IN - (October 21, 2014) Great Dane and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies products tailored specifically for the foodservice industry are on exhibit October 21–23 at the 2014 International Food Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference. Attendees at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis can visit Booth #201 to see the all-new Johnson Alpine series sheet & post refrigerated truck body and a specially configured Great Dane Everest CL refrigerated trailer. Both models on display are engineered specifically to meet stringent food safety regulations and the demanding needs of foodservice customers.

The Alpine truck body is the result of a collaborative effort between the refrigerated trailer experts at Great Dane and Johnson. The finished product represents the next generation of refrigerated sheet & post truck bodies and features the hallmarks of Great Dane and Johnson engineering and quality which have led the refrigerated transportation industry for nearly a century. Like other Johnson products, the Alpine is engineered to have superior structural integrity and manufactured to meet the strictest quality standards. Its modular panel sheet & post construction combines manufacturing and cost efficiency with ease of repair in the event of damage. The state-of-the-art foaming method refined and proven by Great Dane ensures optimal quality with void-free insulation and the highest level of thermal efficiency in the industry. The Alpine's durable superstructure is built to suit a wide range of refrigerated applications while lowering the cost of operation and minimizing maintenance requirements. A variety of options for custom body height, length, width and door configurations are available.

The Alpine on display at the show is a 24' body with curbside door, mounted on an International 4400 SBA 4 x 2 chassis. (For additional details on Alpine's standard features, benefits and details on the show model truck body, refer to the attached listing.)

Showcased next to the Alpine is a 42' Great Dane Everest CL multi-temp refrigerated trailer. Specialty options on the show trailer include ThermoGuard interior lining—developed exclusively by Great Dane—Grote's new Lightform™LED interior lighting with Great Dane's patent-pending cove molding design, Grote LED Entrance Lighting that adds up to 12' of exterior lighting, and a 20,000lb. forklift load-rated heavy-duty reefer floor. The ECL on display also features two curbside doors featuring Great Dane's exclusive blade lock system with full-length seal, a Randall Folding EL Platform and a newly developed Randall Floor-Deployed Platform for ease and efficiency of side deliveries. (See the specifications of the Everest CL display model and a detailed list of standards and options below.)

Because grocery, multi-temp, and foodservice delivery customers have distinctly different requirements than their long haul counterparts, the CL is designed with versatility in mind. Highly customizable options are available to accommodate any temperature-controlled application. Moveable bulkheads allow an ambient section and up to three precisely controlled compartments for sensitive cargo. Multiple side and rear door configurations and access systems are available.

Standard features across the Everest line include the industry's strongest stainless steel rear frame, a stainless steel front bottom rail and Great Dane's highly consistent modular panel foaming process. Extreme durability is standard from top to bottom with the Everest's lightweight bonded composite roof system and heavy-duty floor construction, providing the ultimate defense against moisture intrusion. Standard PunctureGuard interior lining, premium landing gear and Stemco's Platinum Performance Plus wheel end system deliver unbeatable performance and dependability on every Everest reefer, and composite sills and furring help eliminate use of wood in the trailer.

About Great Dane

Great Dane, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers, has long been regarded as the industry leader in technology, innovation and quality. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and has additional corporate offices in Savannah, GA., with manufacturing plants and a parts distribution center strategically located throughout the United States. Great Dane's network of company-owned branches and full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offer distribution points for both trailers and aftermarket parts across North and South America. Great Dane can be accessed online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.

About Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies is renowned for quality, durability and innovation in the manufacture of its temperature-controlled composite truck bodies and specialty trailers that range from 8 to 36 feet and its all-electric refrigeration systems. The company headquarters and manufacturing plant is located in Rice Lake, WI, with national equipment service available through authorized Great Dane branches and select dealerships. In business since 1932, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Dane, can be accessed on-line at www.johnsontruckbodies.com.

Alpine's Features Exceed Industry Standards:

  • Modular interior panel construction provides thermal consistency, efficiency, durability, and ease of repair.
  • State-of-the-art foaming process ensures optimal foam quality and void-free insulation, resulting in maximum thermal performance.
  • Smooth .090" USDA-approved fiberglass lining, ceiling, side and nose are standard.
  • Innovative body tie-down system, exclusively from Johnson, provides secure mounting with reduced maintenance.
  • Sidewalls are protected from cargo damage by a 10-inch extruded aluminum integral scuffband extending the full length to the front wall.
  • Unique side door design is wider than industry standards and available in multiple heights and locations for easy access. Side doors feature low-profile exterior hardware and use innovative blade lock closure for complete seal around the full height of the door to keep compartment temperatures consistent.
  • Grote's 100% LED lamps and 10-year wiring harness improve visibility and extend service life. Fully modular, maintenance free Long Life Light System exterior and interior lighting by Grote are standard.

Alpine Options:

  • Truck body lengths from 16.5' to 30.5'. Heights from 93" to 109"
  • Interior lining options include PunctureGuard, for exceptional impact resistance and ThermoGuard, to preserve insulation performance, reduce outgassing and unit run-time and fuel consumption, and weight gain caused by water vapor intrusion through the interior walls.
  • Walk ramps, lift gates, side door steps and strip curtains are available at the time of manufacture.
  • Cargo securement and remote evaporator options are available.
  • Scuff plate, bumper and flooring options.
  • Truck chassis and refrigeration unit options.

IFDA Display Alpine:

  • 24.5' refrigerated truck body with curbside door
  • International 4400 SBA 4x2 chassis
  • Carrier Supra 960 refrigeration unit with heavy-duty electric standby motor (230 volt-3ph-60Hz)

Great Dane sets the standard for foodservice, grocery and multi-temp reefers:

  • Modular panel construction provides thermal consistency, efficiency, durability and ease of repair.
  • State-of-the-art foaming process ensures optimal foam quality and void-free insulation, resulting in maximum thermal performance of smooth, flat walls.
  • PunctureGuard interior lining is standard for a lightweight trailer with extreme durability.
  • Stainless steel front bottom rail and reinforced upper coupler safeguard against corrosion, extending the life of the trailer.
  • Durable from top to bottom with lightweight, bonded composite roof panel and heavy-duty floor with composite sills to distribute support, yield weight savings, and serve as the ultimate defense against moisture intrusion.
  • GD 60 landing gear offers strength and ease of maintenance.
  • Side doors with low-profile exterior hardware use innovative blade lock closure for complete seal around the full height of the door to keep compartment temperatures consistent. Available in multiple heights and locations.
  • Rear door minimizes cold air loss.
  • Grote's MicroNova DOT 100% LED lamps and 10-year wiring harness improve visibility and extend service life. Fully modular, maintenance free Long Life Light System exterior and interior lighting by Grote are standard.
  • Hendrickson's ULTRAA-K lightweight air-slider suspension enhanced with proprietary technology for strength and durability.
  • Stemco Platinum Performance Plus Wheel Ends

Everest CL Available Options:

  • ThermoGuard, developed and patented by Great Dane, is the only interior liner that maintains insulation performance and thermal efficiency throughout the life of the trailer. ThermoGuard is extremely lightweight and proven to reduce outgassing of foam insulation, reefer unit run time and fuel consumption. It also helps reduce weight gain by reducing water vapor intrusion through the liner.
  • Moveable bulkheads provide easy compartmentalization and are easily changed. Up to three temperature-controlled sections and an ambient section can be configured.
  • Fastener-free PunctureGuard scuffbands at various heights for maximum protection against cargo damage.
  • Walk ramps, lift gates and side door steps available at the time of manufacture.
  • Cargo securement and remote evaporator options are available.

IFDA Show Everest CL Specifications:

  • 42' ECL with two side doors featuring exclusive blade lock system with full-length seal
  • ThermoGuard interior lining
  • New Grote Lightform LED ultrathin, flexible, abrasion resistant interior lighting and Grote interior dome lamp.
  • Grote LED Entrance Lighting adds up to 12' of exterior entrance lighting.
  • Whiting 1.5" TempGuard roll-up rear door with aluminum-clad fiberglass panels
  • Randall Folding EL Platform for quick, safe deployment and Floor Deployed Platform (FDP) for quick unloading and delivering from side doors.
  • 20,000lb forklift load-rated heavy-duty reefer floor
  • CorroGuard undercarriage finish, designed for superior long-term protection from road abrasion and corrosive road de-icing compounds.
  • Bridgestone Ecopia R268 premium option all-position radial for pick-up/delivery fleets seeking performance and fuel efficiency savings.