Great Dane Huntsville Facility Wins TTMA Plant Safety Contest

(Savannah, Georgia – June 8, 2016) Great Dane’s Huntsville, Tennessee, plant is a winner of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association’s (TTMA) 2015 Plant Safety Contest for the second year in a row. The award was given for the mid-size plant.

The Huntsville, Tennessee, employees logged more than 1 million hours of work without a lost-time accident in 2015. The facility currently employs more than 200 people with a range of skills, including engineers, welders and support personnel. The plant – one of 10 Great Dane manufacturing facilities – is dedicated to building Freedom flatbeds and drop decks in steel, combination steel-and-aluminum and all aluminum.

“Our Huntsville employees have established a culture of safety, and this award recognizes their successful efforts to maintain a safe work environment every day,” said Dean Engelage, president of Great Dane. “Throughout Great Dane, we have a culture that puts safety as our No. 1 priority. There is nothing more important than the well-being of our employees.”

The TTMA award determinations are based on direct comparison of injury data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Annual Summary Form 300A.

About Great Dane

Great Dane is a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at

About TTMA

TTMA is a member-based organization established to build confidence between manufacturers of truck trailers, cargo tanks, intermodal containers and their suppliers to bring about a mutual understanding of the problems confronting all manufacturers.