Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer (R.C. Tway Company) 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 (R.C. Tway Company)
  • Parent Company: Alleghany Capital Corporation
  • Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Founded Date: 1879
  • Founder:
  • Traded as: NYSE:Y (Alleghany Corporation)
  • Subsidiaries / Brands:
  • Trailer Types:
  • Other Products:
    • Truck Bodies
  • Website: kytrailer.com
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Kentucky Trailer Drop-Frame Trailer
Kentucky Drop-Frame Trailer

Historical Highlights

1879

 Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Company founded in Louisville, Kentucky.

1936

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.

2001

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

2003

Company acquires Trailer Technologies.

2006

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

2009

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

2010

Company acquires Western Truck and Trailer.

2014

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2019

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

2020

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.