Entrans International, LLC

EnTrans International of Athens, Tenn., has appointed Ed Ridge as general manager of its Juarez Trailer Operations (JTO), the largest tank trailer manufacturing facility in North America.

The company’s Heil Trailer, Polar Tank Trailer and Jarco products are built at the plant. The appointment is part of a larger restructuring of the Juarez management team, the company said in a press release.

Ridge has more than 30 years of experience in aerospace, engineering, machining and metal processing. Most recently he was general manager at MB Aerospace. Ridge holds bachelor and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certified.

“We are excited to welcome Ed and his team on board at our Juarez facility,” said Jeff Hiatt, senior vice president of operations at EnTrans International. “Now more than ever, we are poised to transform the Juarez plant into a world-class trailer operation and build on the success or our brands.’’

Ridge said: “To join such a dedicated team as we have here at the Juarez plant is truly a great opportunity. JTO is one of the most innovative facilities of its kind, and I look forward to working with the team and continuing to manufacture some of the best products in the industry.”

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About EnTrans International

EnTrans International encompasses Heil Trailer International, Kalyn Siebert and SERVA. EnTrans International manufactures tank trailers, oil-field capital equipment and related components used in the oil and gas industry. EnTrans is owned by American Industrial Partners, a private equity firm.

Further information may be obtained at entransinternational.com.

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