Stoughton Trailers: Raises production team wages


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Increases are the Second in Less Than a Year to Remain Competitive

STOUGHTON, Wis. (Tuesday, September 21, 2021) — Effective immediately, production team employees at Stoughton Trailers, LLC, will see starting wage increases in a variety of positions.

The beginning, entry-level hourly pay for assemblers and painters has been raised $2 per hour to $18 and $20.25, respectively. Starting pay for welders was recently increased to $20 per hour.

The increases come on the heels of a previous wage increase in November 2020. Like many U.S. manufacturers, Stoughton Trailers faces challenges in filling open positions due to a national labor shortage. The company began a big push to hire 300 workers last year in response to a near-record number of trailer orders in the fourth quarter.

“Business continues to be very strong, with surging trailer orders that will keep us very busy into 2023,” said Chief Human Resources Officer John Walsh. “To keep up with demand, we need to continue hiring at a brisk pace. Stoughton is a rewarding place to work, and we provide numerous opportunities for advancement so team members can have a long, fulfilling career with us.”

In addition to strong health, dental and vision insurance benefits, family-owned Stoughton Trailers offers weekly paydays; an in-house health and wellness center; a professional yet casual work environment; employee recognition events; an Employee Assistance Program; and on-the-job training.

Employment seekers may visit for a current list of career opportunities at the company’s facilities in Brodhead, Evansville and Stoughton.

About Stoughton Trailers

Stoughton Trailers is a top 10 international supplier of semi-truck trailers. The Wisconsin-based, family-owned company designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of dependable semi-truck trailers used for over-the-road trucking, as well as agricultural trailers and other specialty transportation equipment. It provides one-stop build, finance, rental and fleet management solutions through world-class responsiveness and design value. For more information, visit