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Polar Leasing names Northside Self Storage 2021 Depot of the Year

Feb. 14, 2022
Connecticut-based business selected for effective communication, commitment to refrigerated rental unit customers

Polar Leasing recently crowned Meriden, Conn.-based Northside Self Storage as its inaugural Depot of the Year.

The Polar King company, which offers ground-ready outdoor walk-in freezer and refrigerated rental units, says it initiated the award as a way to recognize the hard work and dedication of member depots that provide assistance in the delivery and pick-up of refrigerated containers, and communicate effectively with end users.

“Delivery and pick-ups are sometimes exceptionally difficult and require our depot partners to navigate extreme obstacles,” said Bart Tippmann, president of Polar Leasing.

“Polar Leasing has been expanding our footprint across the United States. We look for depots like Northside Self Storage that prioritize deliveries because they are often time sensitive, especially when customers need a mobile unit to store food for a special event or emergency. These depots deliver refrigerated containers via tow truck or flatbed trailer where and when they are needed.

“This year’s Depot of the Year winner has a great commitment to their customers. Their enthusiasm and unmatched customer service impels customers to lease Polar Leasing units time and again. Nothing stops Northside Self Storage from making deliveries. They even hopped on a ferry to deliver a Polar Leasing unit to a customer in Block Island on Rhode Island. That’s that extra effort that makes Northside Self Storage an ideal Polar Leasing ambassador.”

In business since 1984, Northside Self Storage has been a Polar Leasing partner for four years and has established ongoing relationships with Polar Leasing’s national customer base, according to Northside Self Storage owner Renee DiGiacomo. “We get a lot of satisfaction helping our customers, whether it’s a small business or a big corporation, food-related or a hospital in a real time of need,” she said. “With the partnership we have with Polar Leasing, we are on call 24 hours a day and able to deliver the right walk-in rental.”

Mobile storage containers and refrigerated containers from Polar Leasing typically are available for same-day delivery from Northside Self Storage, DiGiacomo says. “The refrigerated portable storage is an affordable and reliable solution for customers who need items stored in a controlled, cool temperature,” she added.

Polar Leasing’s walk-in commercial refrigerator and freezer rentals are an efficient way to supplement the cooling needs of any industry. The state-of-the-art coolers are simple to set up, feature a small footprint, and only require an electrical hookup to get started, the company said. Easy-to-use and hassle-free, the short-term refrigeration units are suitable for any commercial needs, from food and pharmaceutical storage to emergency situations and disaster response.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Polar Leasing team and demonstrate how we can help their company grow,” said Michael DiGiacomo, Northside Self Storage co-owner. “We hit the ground running after coming on board and have a great relationship with the Polar Leasing team. It’s nice to deal with a family-oriented company that is responsive to customers’ needs.”

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