Polar Broadens JARCO Propane Tank Upfit Service

Polar Service Centers is now installing JARCO propane bobtails at its locations in Sacramento, Houston, and Spartanburg, S.C.

JARCO, a Polar company, will supply the facilities with new and refurbished propane tanks and installation kits built at its factory in Salem, Ill. The Salem location also will perform bobtail installations and change-outs primarily for customers in the Midwest.

"With four locations doing the work, we can install JARCO bobtails wherever it makes the most sense for the customer," said Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers. "That's a big advantage to propane marketers and distributors who want a consistent level of quality and service, and more control over vehicle-transportation costs."

Personnel in Sacramento, Houston, and Spartanburg have been trained and equipped to perform bobtail installations and change-outs. Additionally, Polar Service Centers in West Chester, Pa., Minneapolis, and Spokane, Wash., have bobtail sales specialists in-house to coordinate specifications with the JARCO factory and chassis manufacturer.

"These are the next logical steps in our continuing effort to leverage the Polar Service Center network for JARCO customers," said Evans. "Offering bobtail installations at these locations also makes PSC a stronger service organization overall."

Polar Service Centers has 28 locations in the United States and is the only national service and parts network dedicated to companies that haul dry and liquid bulk freight. It acquired JARCO in November 2010.

"As a Polar company, JARCO is the industry's only manufacturer to offer a complete solution for buying, building, and servicing propane bobtails," Evans said. "We have the wherewithal to more readily accept trades, produce more stock units, develop contract maintenance programs, and maintain local parts inventories. This has tremendous appeal to propane marketers and delivery fleets."

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