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November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Trail King among SD businesses struggling to find workers; low wages a factor

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As the rest of the country struggles to create jobs for the long-term unemployed, South Dakota businesses are looking for 10,000 accountants, information technicians, engineers and welders to help fill millions in lost orders. The thriving agriculture industry also needs employees. Continue Reading

Trail King fire probe continues; leader praises response from those involved

February 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Initial investigations have not provided any insight into what caused a fire to start Friday in one of the Mitchell Trail King plant’s dust collecting units outside the main building. Continue Reading

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Trail King

February 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell firefighters were called to the south end of the Trail King plant Friday in Mitchell after an employee reported smoke coming from a large dust collection and filtration unit outside of the building. Continue Reading

Q&A: New Trail King leader sees growth in future

October 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Though he acknowledged Trail King Industries was “devastated” by the national economic recession, new President Bruce Yakley said this week that the company is hiring and he believes it can “double in size.” Continue Reading

Employees express optimism about change

October 6, 2010 in The Daily Republic

It was hard to tell Trail King had changed hands from the mood at the Mitchell manufacturing plant Tuesday.
Workers carried on their regular shifts, chatting and laughing with colleagues and going about their daily routines. Managers met in offices, some behind closed doors, and at least one lengthy conference call was held. But the atmosphere was calm, almost sedate.
Bill Moller, of Mitchell, has worked at Trail King for 23 years. Moller said the change in ownership made sense. Continue Reading

Trail King sold by parent company

October 5, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Carlisle Companies Inc. announced today that it has sold Trail King Industries Inc., its specialty trailer business headquartered in Mitchell. Continue Reading