Polar Service Centers Acquires Girard Equipment Distribution Division
Cherry Hill, N.J. – (September 2017) – Polar Service Centers has acquired Girard Equipment’s distribution division in Linden, New Jersey. The facility distributes aftermarket tank truck and tank trailer parts, pumps, hoses and refinery equipment. The Linden location joins Polar’s recently acquired 12- bay service facility in Paterson, New Jersey. Together, they expand Polar’s aftermarket parts distribution and service capabilities, helping grow its support network for customers in the northeast.
Girard Equipment has been one of the world’s leading builders of pressure relief vents and magnetic vacuum breakers since 1952. The company serves tank trailer manufacturers and refineries around the world, with locations in Vero Beach, Florida, La Porte, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Rotterdam, Beijing and the United Kingdom. “We are proud to have Polar take over this division of our business,” stated Tim Girard, President of Girard Equipment. “It allows us to focus more intently on our core business as a globally recognized valve manufacturer.”
“Girard’s 60 years of aftermarket support in Linden, New Jersey, is well-respected in the industry,” stated Jerry Cignarella, Senior Vice President, Polar Service Centers. “We are very excited to gain their distribution business and broaden our offering to include not only service, but aftermarket parts as well.”
Polar will be distributing the Polar Pump and Compressor Package (Polar PAC) through the Linden facility as well as many other high-quality parts.
For more information about Polar Service Centers, visit polarservicecenters.com.
Polar Service Centers is a company of Polar Corporation and the industry’s only national network of factory-owned parts and service locations. It provides reliable, consistent access
to new and used trailer inventory, all-makes parts, and technicians who can work on any brand of tank vehicle. Polar Corporation is North America’s largest tank trailer manufacturing, parts, and service organization. Working with commercial and private fleets of all sizes, the company designs, builds and supports the best trailers for hauling dry and liquid bulk freight. For more information about Polar Service Centers, visit polarservicecenters.com.
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