POLAR SERVICE CENTERS OPENS LOCATION IN ROSEMOUNT, MINN.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (August 20, 2012)—Polar Service Centers has moved to a new location in Rosemount, Minn., in southern metropolitan Minneapolis, with nearly twice the space of the facility it has replaced.

Located at 16724 Clayton Ave., the Rosemount Polar Service Center has eight service bays, 3,800 square feet for parts inventory, and parking for 75 trailers. It is ASME National Board R-stamp certified and provides sales, parts, repairs, inspections, and other services for all makes of tank bodies and trailers.

The Rosemount location replaces the Polar Service Center in Inver Grove Heights and is designed to meet increasing demand for tank parts, service, and repairs in southern Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. The facility is situated near the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery, one of the country’s largest producers of refined fuels, asphalt, heating fuels, and chemicals for fertilizer.

The Polar Service Center in Rosemount is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other services include CHM-183 and DOT inspections; tractor rig-outs and specialized tank trailer customization; and new and used tank sales.

The branch manager at Rosemount is Tom Stene. A complete list of Polar Service Center locations is available at www.polartank.com.

ABOUT POLAR SERVICE CENTERS

Polar Service Centers is the only national network of factory-owned parts and service locations for all makes of tank trailers and bodies. The company has 30 locations across the United States.

Polar Service Centers is a division of Polar Corporation, North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers. The company designs and builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives. www.polartank.com

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POLAR SERVICE CENTERS NAMES JAMES PEANOSKI EXPRESS SHOP SERVICE MANAGER AT BENSALEM, RAHWAY LOCATIONS

ST. CLOUD, Minn., August 23, 2012—Polar Service Centers has hired James Peanoski as Express Shop service manager for its Polar Service Center locations in Bensalem, Pa., and Rahway, N.J. He reports to Jerry Cignarella, general manager of Polar Service Centers in the Northeast.

“The addition of James further reinforces our commitment to the Northeast market,” Cignarella said. “We continue to add the staff, inventory, and tooling required to deliver the high level of support our customers expect.”

Polar Service Centers is the only national network of factory-owned parts and service locations for all makes of tank trailers and bodies. The company has 30 locations across the United States and three in the Northeast. They provide HM-183 and D.O.T. inspections, as well as full service and tank repair work.

Polar Service Centers is a division of Polar Corporation, North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers. The company designs and builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food and agricultural products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives.

About Polar Corporation

Polar Corporation consists of three companies, all leaders in their respective markets. Polar Tank Trailer manufactures tank bodies and trailers. Polar Service Centers provides tank parts, repair, and service, and also designs and builds custom 2,500 to 6,500 gallon 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. www.polartank.com.

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POLAR SERVICE CENTERS NAMES JEFF BUCKHOLZ FIELD SALES REPRESENTATIVE, NORTHEAST REGION

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ST. CLOUD, Minn., July 24, 2012—Polar Service Centers has strengthened its presence in the U.S. Northeast, naming Jeff Buckholz regional field sales representative. His territory includes New York, New Jersey, and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Buckholz has more than 20 years of sales experience in heavy-duty and automotive parts and service. He joins Polar Service Centers from AutoPartSource, an aftermarket parts distributor, where he was a regional sales manager.

Buckholz will report to Dave Szilli, parts manager for Polar Service Centers.

“This is an important position for us as we improve our presence in the Northeast,” said Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers. “Jeff built his career as a sales manager working in the region and we’re excited to have a field representative with his experience and commitment to customer service.”

In the Northeast, Polar Service Centers has locations in West Chester, Pa., Bensalem, Pa., and Rahway, N.J.

Polar Service Centers is the only national network of factory-owned parts and service locations for all makes of tank trailers and bodies. The company has over 30 locations across the United States.

Polar Service Centers is a division of Polar Corporation, North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers. The company designs and builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives.

About Polar Corporation

Polar Corporation consists of three companies, all leaders in their respective markets. Polar Tank Trailer manufactures tank trailers. Polar Service Centers provides tank-trailer parts, repair, and service, and also designs and builds custom 2,500 to 6,500 gallon 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. www.polartank.com.

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POLAR TANK TRAILER NAMES GARRITY GERBER MARKETING MANAGER

ST. CLOUD, Minn., June 19, 2012—Polar Tank Trailer, North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, has named Garrity Gerber marketing manager. Gerber will be responsible for marketing and sales administration, including media and public relations, shows and exhibits, and other corporate communication.

He will be based at Polar Tank Trailer’s headquarters in Opole, Minn., and report to Randy Arlt, vice president of sales and marketing.

Gerber has eight years of sales and marketing experience, most recently with St. Cloud Window, a manufacturer of commercial building products. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.

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.

About Polar Corporation

Polar Corporation, based in St. Cloud, Minn., 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 provide tank trailer parts, repair, services, and designs and 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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POLAR TANK TRAILER NAMES MIKE MCCALL DIRECTOR OF QUALITY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

ST. CLOUD, Minn., June 21, 2012—Polar Tank Trailer, North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers, named Mike McCall director of quality and continuous improvement. He is responsible for the development and execution of quality-management activities at all three of the company’s manufacturing plants.

McCall has 23 years of management experience in heavy-duty and automotive component manufacturing. He most recently was vice president of operations at Sy-Klone International in Jacksonville, Fla.

“At a time of great demand for tank trailers, Mike’s objective is to ensure that we meet the quality and delivery standards our customers expect,” said Jim Painter, president of Polar Tank Trailer. “He will move the organization to a higher level of quality and cost effectiveness.”

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. It has plants in Opole and Holdingford, Minn., and Springfield, Mo.

McCall is based at Polar Tank Trailer’s plant in Springfield. He holds a masters degree in industrial technology from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

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 provide tank trailer parts, repair, services, and designs and 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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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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JARCO INTRODUCES NEXGEN PROPANE BOBTAIL

Powder-coated barrel, all-stainless piping reduce lifecycle costs and improve longevity

SALEM, IL (May 8, 2012)—JARCO, a Polar company, today announced the NexGen propane bobtail, featuring a powder-coated barrel that delivers up to three times the life of traditional paint, and stainless steel piping to eliminate corrosion.

“The JARCO NexGen bobtail responds to an ongoing industry call for barrels, piping, and other components that can withstand longer duty cycles and more demanding operating environments,” said Mike Evans, President, Polar Service Centers. “In most cases, NexGen eliminates refurbishment and repainting every three to five years, a key benefit for image-conscious and cost-conscious propane distribution fleets.”

JARCO’s powder coating is warranted for five years and will not wear when exposed to grime, chemical deicers, or wash solutions. The barrel’s steel surface is grit-blasted and washed with phosphate to ensure that the powder-coat adheres, seals, and cures thoroughly. The resulting finish is up to 6 mils (0.006 inch) thick, which limits nicks to the point of impact and allows for easy repairs.

For further corrosion resistance, the JARCO NexGen bobtail has all-stainless piping as standard and stainless or aluminum decking/fenders as options. The modular fender and decking construction allows for easy service and lower repair costs.

Like all JARCO bobtails, JARCO NexGen units have all-welded liquid piping; a BASE Engineering radio remote-controlled shut-down system; recessed float-gauge flange and relief valve couplings; and components from Fisher, Rego, Blackmer, Corken, Liquid Controls, Neptune, Betts, and other leading suppliers.

The JARCO NexGen bobtail is available immediately through JARCO and Polar Service Center locations. Polar Service Centers provide JARCO owners with parts and service support through a national network of 30 locations, as well as tank swaps and an inventory of stock units, chassis, and barrels. For a complete list of Polar Service Center locations, visit www.polartank.com.

ABOUT JARCO

JARCO provides custom delivery trucks to propane retailers and independent marketers. A division of Polar Service Centers, the company has produced more than 5,000 trucks for customers in more than 20 countries. More information is available at www.jarco.com.

Polar Service Centers is a division of Polar Corp., North America’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel tank trailers. The company designs and builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives. www.polartank.com

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POLAR SERVICE CENTER IN PHOENIX RECEIVES ASME R-STAMP CERTIFICATION

ST. CLOUD, Minn. —Polar Service Centers announced today that its Phoenix, Ariz., location has received ASME “R” stamp certification to perform repairs on DOT-coded tanks and pressure vessels.

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POLAR SERVICE CENTERS NAMES JERRY CIGNARELLA GENERAL MANAGER, NORTHEAST REGION

 

ST. CLOUD, Minn., April 2, 2012—Polar Service Centers, the national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has named Jerry Cignarella general manager of its northeast region. He is responsible for Polar Service Center locations in West Chester, Pa., Bensalem, Pa., and Rahway, N.J., as well as Cherry Hill, N.J., which will open this summer.

 Cignarella joins Polar Service Centers from D&W Diesel, a supplier of engine components and tank equipment for commercial vehicles.

“Jerry is a proven leader with more than 15 years of experience in the heavy-duty parts and service business,” said Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers. “His success managing multiple locations in the Northeast will be a real asset to our customers there. As our network expands, Jerry will ensure that Polar Service Center locations in the region are delivering the quality of service our customers expect.” …..Download PDF

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POLAR SERVICE CENTERS OPENS LOCATION IN KILLDEER, N.D., TO SERVE TANK CARRIERS IN THE BAKKEN OILFIELDS

ST. CLOUD, Minn., March 30, 2012—Polar Service Centers has opened a location in Killdeer, N.D., the heart of the Bakken Shale oilfields and one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the country.

The new facility is on Hwy. 22 one mile north of Killdeer and 35 miles north of Dickinson, N.D., and I-94. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, it provides parts and service for all-makes of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers and truck-mounted tank bodies…..Download PDF

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