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Polar King achieves fire safety milestone

March 8, 2024
Manufacturer of refrigerated units earns National Fire Protection Association NFPA 275 certification for the fire-resistant properties of its fiberglass external shells

Polar King International recently attained the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 275 certification, which affirms that the manufacturer’s fiberglass external shells demonstrate fire-resistant properties.

“The NFPA 275 approval reflects Polar King’s dedication to continuous improvement and maintaining top-notch manufacturing standards,” Dave Schenkel, Polar King president, said in a news release. “This industry benchmark certification reinforces customers’ confidence in our walk-in units and emphasizes our company’s focus on safety and innovation.”

The milestone marks the initial step in a trilogy of tests mandated by the California Building Code for Division of the State Architect (DSA) pre-check certification. Schenkel explained that while this requirement originates from California, the approval holds nationwide significance as state and municipal codes evolve. “By integrating NFPA 275 compliant materials and designs, Polar King strengthens a critical aspect of product quality that resonates across the refrigeration industry,” Schenkel said.

Polar King offers electric ground-resting outdoor walk-in freezer and refrigerator units for a variety of industries, including the foodservice, pharmaceutical, catering, school administration, hospital, first response, and government agencies. 

Every unit is American made, delivered preassembled, and ready to operate with a simple electrical connection, the company said. In addition to Polar King’s 100% seamless fiberglass design offering fire-resistant capabilities, it also provides a continuous surface with rounded insulated corners to promote a sanitary environment.

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