Polar King Ensures Fire Safety Standards, Achieves NFPA 275 Certification 

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Polar King Ensures Fire Safety Standards, Achieves NFPA 275 Certification 

Fort Wayne, IN — (Mar. 5, 2024) Polar King International, Inc., the industry leader in outdoor walk-in refrigerators and freezers, has recently attained the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 275 certification. This certification affirms that Polar King’s fiberglass external shell demonstrates fire-resistant properties, effectively enhancing safety for both products and individuals. 

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

This 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 underscores 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 explains. 

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. 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. 

To learn more about Polar King’s cold storage solutions, call (877) 224-8674, or visit polarking.com.  

About Polar King International 

The introduction of the Polar King outdoor walk-in freezer into the food service industry was the result of three generations of walk-in refrigeration technology and experience. Polar King’s fiberglass, one-piece walk-in cooler is the natural evolution of the walk-in cold storage industry from the conventional metal panel constructed unit. In early 1982, Polar King began operations by constructing and shipping walk-ins from a modest 12,000 sq. ft. facility in New Haven, Indiana. As demand for outdoor fiberglass commercial walk-in coolers and commercial walk-in freezers grew, production was moved to a 204,000 sq. ft. facility located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For 40 years, Polar King has provided thousands of walk-ins to single-unit operators, chain restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities, government agencies, and many other industries requiring dependable outdoor walk-in refrigeration. For more information, visit polarking.com or contact Polar King, 4424 New Haven Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 USA at (877) 224-8674.