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 U.S. 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.
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, according to the company. It acquired Jarco in November 2010.