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Oct 11, 2005

Phillips Industries STA-DRY® Slim-7 Trailer Harness System Chosen by Vanguard Trailers

Santa-Fe Springs, CA (October 10, 2005) Vanguard National Trailer Corporation has chosen the STA-DRY® Slim-7™ trailer harness system from Phillips Industries as standard equipment for their dry van trailers. The partnership was recently announced by Rich Dessimoz, President of Vanguard. “One way we are establishing Vanguard trailers as the most innovative and efficient trailers available in the U.S. is to build them with value-added components, like the Phillips harness system, offering our customers equipment requiring little maintenance and extended life. The corrosion protection of the STA-DRY Slim 7™ was extremely important as we made this choice.”

All Phillips trailer harness systems have molded connectors between modules with specially designed ribs and o-rings which keep moisture and contaminants from penetrating the electrical system, eliminating corrosion problems. The molded design of the STA-DRY® Slim-7™ creates an even more secure connection with the maximum pull-out force associated with trailer systems in the industry. There are no additional clamps required and the design of the STA-DRY® Slim-7™ harness allows it to be threaded through small openings in the trailer undercarriage eliminating dangling connectors that are more prone to loosening during operation.

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Vanguard National Trailer Corporation is the fastest growing trailer manufacturer in the U.S. The company manufactures dry van trailers at their facility in Monon, Indiana. Vanguard National Trailer Corp. is a subsidiary of China International Marine Container (Group) Ltd., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of transportation equipment and the world’s largest producer of marine containers.

Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Phillips is a major participant in industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations. Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, Phillips Industries is QS9000 certified and has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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