Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer is a manufacturer of custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage industry and other niche markets.

Trailer Manufacturer Profile

  • Company: Kentucky Trailer
  • Parent Company: R.C. Tway Company
  • Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Founded Date: 1879
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Trailer Types

Other Products

  • Truck Bodies
Kentucky Trailer Drop-Frame Trailer
Kentucky Drop-Frame Trailer

Historical Highlights


Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Company founded in Louisville, Kentucky.


R.C. Tway purchases assets of Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing and renames it to the Kentucky Manufacturing Company.

1939 – 1945

Kentucky Manufacturing commissioned by the US government to produce flatbed trailers for the Army.


Company opens first service and reconditioning facility in Louisville, Kentucky.


Company acquires Trailer Technologies.


Fourth-generation R.C. Tway family ownership and leadership transition.


Company opens new facility in Louisville, KY, specifically designed for mixed-model trailer production.


Company acquires Western Truck and Trailer.


Company becomes a majority owned subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corporation. Tway family maintains an on-going ownership interest.


Company acquires Advanced Mobility & Shelter Technologies (AMST) and Mobile Medical Field Service Operation.


Company acquires Smit Mobile Equipment B.V. and Smith Mobile Equipment Ltd.


Advanced Mobility by Kentucky Trailer opens new facility in Illinois, expanding its finish, calibration, and reconditioning capacity.


Kentucky Trailer subsidiary, CEI Pacer, acquires assets of animal feed transport division of Warren Manufacturing


Kentucky Trailer subsidiaries CEI Equipment Company LLC (CEI Pacer) and the animal feed transport division of Warren Manufacturing merge under a new name – KT Pacer, a Kentucky Trailer company.