KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Garsite, the leading manufacturer of aircraft refueling products in North America and part of Wabash National Corporation's (NYSE:WNC) Walker Group division, today announced it has been selected to replace approximately 20 percent of Atlantic Aviation's refueler fleet.
Atlantic Aviation is the largest fixed-base operator (FBO) in the United States with more than 60 locations nationwide. Atlantic Aviation chose Garsite for its customer service and attention to detail, as well as its reputation in the industry and among Atlantic employees. Additionally, Garsite was able to re-engineer components to meet Atlantic Aviation's operational needs.
"Garsite makes a quality product that our employees like and is easy to use," said Todd Baker, director of procurement at Atlantic Aviation. "We've enjoyed working with Garsite for three years. Their dedication to quality and willingness to help us design refuelers that meet our needs makes them a good fit."
Since 1952, Garsite aircraft refuelers and hydrant dispensers have been the refuelers of choice by major in-to-plane fueling companies, oil companies, airlines, freight distribution companies, and fuel marketers around the globe. Garsite refuelers and aviation fueling systems are in service every day at nearly every major U.S. airport and in over 80 countries on six continents. In its 62-year history, Garsite has produced more than 15,000 pieces of aviation refueler equipment.
"We appreciate the opportunity to work with the team at Atlantic Aviation," said Paul Sundby, director of sales at Garsite. "With a common culture of providing premier customer service, quality and safety, we look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow as a leader in aviation services."
The Walker Group, a division of Wabash National Corporation, is a leading North American manufacturer of high-quality, custom-engineered stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel liquid transportation systems. Its tank trailer products are marketed under several industry-leading brand names, including Walker, Brenner®, Beall®, Bulk, Progress and Garsite.
About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, intermodal equipment, engineered products and composite products. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, Walker Transport, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.
About Atlantic Aviation
Atlantic Aviation is the largest fixed-base operator in the U.S., providing a wide range of ground services for general aviation aircraft owners and pilots. With more than 60 locations, Atlantic offers premier services, including a dedicated concierge, state-of-the-art facilities and a generous rewards program. Find out how Atlantic's personal service, quality and safety standards make it the industry leader at AtlanticAviation.com.
CONTACT: Media Contact: Dana Stelsel Corporate Communications Manager Wabash National Corporation (765) 771-5766 firstname.lastname@example.org
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