Ervin Equipment Inc., a dealer of Wabash National trailers and supplier of new and pre-owned transportation equipment, has begun donating a portion of its Wabash DuraPlate sales to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that benefits military service members who incurred service-connected injuries or illnesses on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The charity works to raise awareness and encourage the public to contribute to helping them by providing direct programs and services. It also assists those service members’ families.
Supporting the project extends Ervin’s long-standing dedication to American jobs and workers, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jeff Weber. “These warriors have served, and paid a price, to protect what we at Ervin believe in strongly,” he said. “The Wounded Warrior Project is close to our heart, to the core of what we’re trying to promote, which is an industry with strong ties to the USA, to the U.S. worker and to American-made products.” Weber added that many of Ervin’s customers and trucking executives have come from a service or military background or have sons or daughters who are currently serving.
Weber says offering part of Ervin’s proceeds to this program is a good fit for the market as well because many Ervin customers have been seeking an American-made alternative. The Wabash DuraPlate is an American-made trailer, he said, and about 70 percent of Ervin’s dry van sales are from the DuraPlate.