POLAR TANK TRAILER NAMES BRENT THOMPSON GENERAL MANAGER OF ITS SPRINGFIELD, MO., OPERATIONS

ST. CLOUD, Minn., June 26, 2012—Polar Tank Trailer, North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, has named Brent Thompson general manager of the company’s manufacturing operation in Springfield, Mo. 

 Thompson will direct the plant’s strategic and day-to-day operations. He will report to Jim Painter, president of Polar Tank Trailer.

Previously, Thompson held increasingly senior operations-management positions at the ITW Ramset division of Illinois Tool Works. He earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Bethel College and an associate’s degree in industrial management from Indiana Vocational Technical College.

“Brent has the right combination of plant-management experience to lead our Springfield operation to world-class levels of performance,” said Painter.

A division of Polar Corporation, Polar Tank Trailer designs and builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives. In addition to Springfield, it has plants in Opole and Holdingford, Minn.

About Polar Corporation

Polar Corporation is based in St. Cloud, Minn., and consists of three companies, all leaders in their respective markets. Polar Tank Trailer builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives. Polar Service Centers is a national parts and service network for all makes of commercial tank vehicles, and also builds custom up-fits for the propane and pressure truck-mounted tank market. Quality Trailer Products manufactures and sells parts and components for the light-duty trailer industry. For more information, visit www.polartank.com.

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