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Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer for the Western Region

Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer for the Western Region
Rocky Mountain Great Dane to provide full service in areas of Montana and Wyoming

Savannah, GA- (February 12, 2013) Great Dane is pleased to add Rocky Mountain Great Dane (also known as S&P Brake Supply) to its full-service dealer network. The company is headquartered in Billings, Montana.

"We are delighted to have a partner like Rocky Mountain Great Dane in the western region, where nearly all market segments are benefitting from the domestic oil boom," said Chris Hammond, vice president of dealer and international sales at Great Dane. "The Hoppman family has a long history of providing outstanding sales support and service to a wide variety of customers, so we look forward to the strong relationship with them and to expanding Great Dane's reach to new customers in this key area."

Since 1991, when Joe Hoppman initially purchased S&P Brake Supply in Billings, Montana, the business has grown from a Trailmobile parts dealer to a full-line dealer for Trailmobile, Western Star Trucks and Heil Tankers. Today, the Hoppman family, including Joe and his children, Matt and Melissa, operate three service centers across multiple western states. Delivery is now available in northern Wyoming and central and eastern Montana.

"Our success is a result of a steadfast work ethic, a personal approach in serving our customers, and the family's up-front principles for doing business. These are things we have in common with Great Dane, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence with them," said Matt Hoppman, general manager at Rocky Mountain Great Dane.

Rocky Mountain Great Dane's main facility in Billings now carries the entire line of Great Dane trailers and is the home of a 45,000-square foot parts sales and service center with 10 drive-through bays for truck and trailer repair. Sales, parts and service facilities are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The parts counter is also available on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mobile truck service, a driver's lounge and financing are also available. The dealership, located at 1210 Lockwood Rd, Billings, MT, can be reached by calling (406) 245- 6361.

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.

The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, acquired in 2010, is the innovator and manufacturer of custom fiberglass, specialized refrigerated truck bodies and trailers that range from eight to 36-ft. in length. With headquarters in Rice Lake, Wis., markets include dairy, meat, frozen food, keg beer, live poultry, vending products, flowers and plants, and ice. Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies can be accessed online at www.johnsontruckbodies.com.