NTEA 50 year member

Drake-Scruggs Equipment was recognized alongside several other companies for our 50 years of continuous membership to NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry. The presentation took place at the NTEA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2022 in Indianapolis.

NTEA president and CEO, Steve Carey, presented Drake-Scruggs with a plaque to mark this important milestone. Here is a congratulatory letter from Mr. Carey, which accompanied the plaque.

“We are honored to be recognized for our 50-year membership to NTEA,” stated Drake-Scruggs president Bruce Drake. “The Association consistently impresses us with cutting-edge training, market data and member programs to keep us at the top of our industry. Fifty years is a long time, but with NTEA our capabilities are fresh and our vision is clear. Cheers to many more years in business together!”

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents over 2,100 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show® and Green Truck Summit. The Association is headquartered in suburban Detroit and maintains government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.

Visit NTEA.com to learn more.

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