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Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer in British Columbia

(September 17, 2012) Great Dane is pleased to announce the addition of Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group to its North American distribution network. With three full-service dealerships located in Surrey, Delta and Kamloops, Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group will provide easy access for Great Dane customers throughout British Columbia.

"We're very happy to welcome Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group to our dealer group," said Chris Hammond, vice president of dealer sales at Great Dane. "For more than 20 years Pacific Coast has been known as a leading provider of top-line commercial truck sales and service, so the addition of our industry-leading trailer product line is a natural fit. We're confident that Pacific Coast will provide an unmatched level of product and support for customers in this important region."

Providing superior service with more than 125 employees and 45 factory-trained technicians, Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group will now offer sales, parts and service of Great Dane trailers at all three of its dealership locations. In addition to trailer sales and service, the company also offers complete parts and service support for all makes of medium and heavy-duty trucks through its facilities, including three mobile service trucks and seven parts delivery trucks.

"Our company was built on a platform of providing world-class products and service," commented Peter Roberts, general manager at Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group. "Everything that we do is designed to help our customers keep their operational efficiencies high and downtime low. As part of the Great Dane dealer network, we're now able to provide even more choices as well as enhanced service and support. It's a great step forward for us and our customers."

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group Locations

SURREY: Located at 18964 96th Avenue, this facility is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, and can be reached at 604-888-5577.

DELTA: Located at 918 Cliveden Avenue on Annacis Island, this facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to midnight, and 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and can be reached at 604-526-2231.

KAMPLOOPS: Located at 2065 West Trans Canada Highway, this facility is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and can be reached at 250-374-3883.

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.