Wabash National: Local Innovators with National Impact

Previously, I signed up to participate in PRSA/PRSSA’s Half Day with a Pro event. I was excited to learn that I had been paired with Wabash National, a corporation here in Lafayette, Ind. Today, I (along with two other PRSSA Purdue members) had the pleasure of visiting and learning about this great company. First of all, the staff was wonderful. Everyone we met today was so nice and gave us a ton of great information. One thing that always speaks volumes to me is how employees feel about their jobs and their employer. The team at Wabash National was passionate, friendly and excited to give us the inside scoop on life where they work. Wabash National seems to have a fun and fast-paced atmosphere. The company offers it’s employees great benefits, with new and exciting health benefit initiatives in the works.

Wabash National Showroom

Wabash National produces more than just semi trailers.  In fact, one of the things that really stood out to me, and sparked the title of this post, was their new new and innovative DuraPlate foldable mobile shelters. That’s right… foldable!

“A multi-purpose insulated solution for everything from mobile offices to temporary living quarters, this patent-pending product is easily transported and can be assembled on-site in about 15 minutes. Modular and completely configurable, the mobile shelter can be customized for temporary offices, disaster relief, humanitarian aid and military field operations.” – Wabash National Corporation

These were developed and produced right before Hurricane Sandy hit. Wabash National has “shipped storage containers to the Salvation Army to help store supplies and donations for victims of Superstorm Sandy. [Wabash National] sent six containers, which were full in 1 hour!” – Celeste Stanley, Marketing Communications Manager at Wabash National Corporation.

DuraPlate mobile shelter

Mobile shelters and storage units fold down for easy transportation.

ATTENTION PURDUE PRSSA MEMBERS: Wabash National is currently accepting applications for Spring, Summer and Fall interns. If you are looking for an internship and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, click the link and download this attachment for more info: Wabash National Marketing Intern listing – Jan 2013.

Wabash National Website: http://www.wabashnational.com/