The chief executive officer of Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) will take part in a high-profile event this month focusing on transportation, energy and manufacturing. He will be among more than 300 leaders chosen to participate in the inaugural Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Chicago. March 5, 2014

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, today announced President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Giromini will participate in Forbes' inaugural Reinventing America Summit in Chicago March 26-28, 2014.

The invitation-only event will bring together more than 300 leaders from business, academia and government for a non-partisan discussion about the role of heartland innovation in the U.S. economy's recovery. The Summit will explore topics such as innovation, transportation, the energy boom, manufacturing and rail revolutions, reinventing finance and education and America's competitiveness.

“Our nation endured some debilitating economic and financial stresses in the past six years, which caused some significant challenges in American manufacturing,” Giromini said. “As the largest producer of American-made semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, Wabash National supports reinvigoration of our nation's industries. I look forward to joining prominent leaders, innovators, and academics for what promises to be an enlightening event.”

Mr. Giromini will speak on a panel for the “(Re) Made in America: Inside the New Manufacturing Revolution” session. Other panelists include Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Walmart, Rich Meeusen, chief executive officer for Badger Meter, and Charlie Peters, executive senior vice president for Emerson.

About Wabash National Corporation

Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, intermodal equipment, engineered products and composite products. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National, Transcraft, Benson, DuraPlate, Walker Transport, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner Tank, Beall, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology. To learn more, visit

Source: Wabash National Corp.

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