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NEWBERRY TANKS WINS BIG AT BUSINESS AWARDS® SECOND YEAR IN A ROW


West Memphis, AR May 4, 2021– For the second consecutive year, the American Business Awards® announced that oil and petroleum steel tank supplier Newberry Tanks & Equipment LLC is the recipient of multiple Stevies including:

  • GOLD for New Product Industrial Products & Services – Skid Tank
  • SILVER for Most Exemplary Employer during COVID
  • BRONZE for Achievement in Customer Satisfaction

More than 3,800 nominations – a record number – from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories at the American Business Awards and more than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Best New Industrial Product – Newberry’s Code Compliant Skid Tank

Newberry’s innovative and environmentally conscious Code Compliant Skid Tank won gold for Industrial Product of the Year. The balanced “no swing” design better ensures workplace safety for staff, while adding another level of protection against chemical spills. Additionally, the skid tank can be moved with a simple forklift, saving customers thousands of dollars per year on hiring a crane. Judges cited:

“New skid tank design with high priority to workplace safety, no swing design, and the ability to move with the forklift offers a great benefit and value to industrial clients.”

“Storage has been a major issue and needs lot of attention to combustible fluids. This mobile tank will help business’ need for storage.”

Most Exemplary Employer during COVID

The ABA also recognized Newberry Tank’s adeptness in weathering the storm of the COVID pandemic and a collapsing economy. Thanks to solid management skills and confidence, the West Memphis steel tank supplier retained all staff throughout the pandemic, never suffered an outbreak on the floor, and nevertheless achieved year over year revenue growth. One judge commented:    

“Newberry kept employees safe, their wages increased, the company grew in size and revenue, all while acting as a responsible corporate citizen in their community.”

Achievement in Customer Satisfaction

Recognizing Newberry’s dedication to Customer Service, and new customer service initiatives such as their 3-call system, Judges said:

“Positively uplifting…a company pivoting on the importance of customer satisfaction with communication, commitment, and care.

“Newberry Tanks delivered tanks on time and defect-free in the toughest conditions, specifically Hurricane Laura.”

In response to all three awards, Newberry Tanks President Matt Kohnke commented, “We’d like to thank the judges at the American Business Awards, our customers, and most of all, our staff at Newberry. In the most trying of year of a century, this team came together to not only meet the challenge, but overcame it, demonstrating a heroic level of skill, grit, and determination. We couldn’t be prouder of all of you.”

Media inquiries regarding this release should be directed to publicist Kathleen Hannon (704) 912-0209 or via email at khannongb@aol.com.

About Newberry Tanks

For more than 90 years, award-winning Newberry Tank and Equipment has been manufacturing quality aboveground and underground steel tanks for the American Supply Chain and every branch of the U.S. military. The “Think Tank” of Oil and Petroleum storage, Newberry Tanks is intent on innovation: offering tanks on demand, dedicated customer service, turnkey solutions, and the fastest delivery in the country. *Ask about our Preferred Customer Program 

About the American Business Awards®

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference.  Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at https://www.StevieAwards.com.

Newberry Tanks welcomes Bert Tanner

Newberry Tanks & Equipment is proud to welcome Bert Danner as our new Regional Account Executive for Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Bert is a sales executive with 14 years’ experience in both commodities and capital equipment sales in the Automotive/Aerospace/Steel/Oil & Gas markets.

Fun facts about Bert: he’s a veteran officer of the U.S. Navy, an Auburn Tiger, an MBA, and proficient in Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Bert will continue to reside in Birmingham, AL, with his wife Julianna and their son Roman. He joins us the week of April 26th, shortly after which, he’ll be zooming his way to all of you.

Please welcome Bert to the team!

Business View Magazine Feature: Newberry Tanks & Equipment LLC - Investing in Innovation

Newberry Tanks & Equipment LLC – Investing in Innovation

Every company dreams of innovating: shiny new products, new and leaner internal processes, as well as shedding maddening, outmoded business customs within their industry. And yet obtaining that level of innovation, let alone successfully marketing those innovations to busy customers, can seem an insurmountable task. How does one get there? Read the new article featuring Newberry Tanks in Business View Magazine: https://businessviewmagazine.com/digital-magazines/dec-2020/87/

MATT KOHNKE NAMED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT NEWBERRY TANKS

MATT KOHNKE NAMED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT NEWBERRY TANKS

West Memphis, AR August 10, 2020 – Intentional innovation continues at Newberry Tanks and Equipment LLC with CEO Chris Long’s announcement today that Matt Kohnke, formerly CFO of Freight Car America, has been hired as President and Chief Operating Officer.

After a transitional period, CEO Long will focus on Newberry’s “New Thinking” innovation, strategy, and culture. Long commented, “I am elated to have such an exceptionally talented and qualified manager join our team. Matt brings leadership talent to our team to continue our record of quality, success, and growth.”

Kohnke possesses 17 years’ experience as a senior executive at manufacturing and distribution companies, where he developed a reputation for enabling partnerships within and outside the company for maximum profit. His duties at Newberry will include oversight of the company’s lean manufacturing process to ensure quality and employee safety, as well as meeting customer needs. Kohnke’s duties will include further streamlining Newberry’s new expedited delivery options, even as the company’s footprint continues to expand at a pace 52% higher than industry average.

Kohnke added, “I am very excited to join the Newberry Tanks team. We have a significant opportunity to expand our market penetration and grow the business nationally. With a high level of focus on safety and quality, we will work with our customers to be the preferred supplier of tanks and accessories to them. Our goal is to provide exceptional products to our customers on a prompt delivery schedule, which is critical to meeting their needs.”

Media inquiries regarding this release should be directed to publicist Kathleen Hannon (704) 912-0209 or via email at khannongb@aol.com.

About Newberry Tanks

For more than 90 years, award-winning Newberry Tank and Equipment has been manufacturing quality aboveground and underground steel tanks for the American Supply Chain and every branch of the U.S. military. The “Think Tank” of Oil and Petroleum storage, Newberry Tanks is intent on innovation: offering tanks on demand, dedicated customer service, turnkey solutions, and the fastest delivery in the country. *Ask about our Preferred Customer Program 

Newberry's SlimLine Tank is The People's Choice at the American Business Awards®

Looking Slim! Newberry Tanks’ SlimLine Tank is The People’s Choice at the American Business Awards®

WEST MEMPHIS, AR, July 28, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — The votes at the American Business Awards are in, and with more than 87,000 public ballots cast worldwide, Newberry Tank and Equipment’s “SlimLine” steel tank won the People’s Choice Stevie® for New Industrial Product.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Newberry received a slew of accolades this year including Gold for Company of the Year, Achievement in Management and Business Technology, in addition to a bronze for the SlimLine Tank from judges.

But there’s no win, place or show when it comes to the People’s Choice. It’s a winner take all award, and the public has spoken: the SlimLine Tank is the choice of the year.

Designed with input from Lube Industry giants and crafted by welders whose work at Newberry spans generations, the SlimLine is available in single wall or double wall construction and fits through a standard doorway. The steel tank features robotic welds with a folded clamshell construction for rigidity, as well as even weight distribution, and fork skids for mobility. Newberry received orders from no less than five household name brands within the first month of production.

Newberry CEO Chris Long commented, “We want to thank our craftsmen for creating the SlimLine, as well as the lube industry for their input. We’d like to thank everyone for voting for us. It’s an honor, and a true testament to how our New Thinking policy – listening to our customers and innovating based on their needs – can impact so many in a positive way.”

Winners of the crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards, as well as all other winners in the 18th ABAs, will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on August 5.

Media inquiries regarding this release should be directed to publicist Kathleen Hannon (704) 912-0209 or via email at khannongb@aol.com.

About Newberry Tanks

For more than 90 years, award-winning Newberry Tank and Equipment has been manufacturing quality aboveground and underground steel tanks for the American Supply Chain and every branch of the U.S. military. The “Think Tank” of Oil and Petroleum storage, Newberry Tanks is intent on innovation: offering tanks on demand, dedicated customer service, turnkey solutions, and the fastest delivery in the country. *Ask about our Preferred Customer Program

About the American Business Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


NEWBERRY TANKS’ ‘NEW THINKING’ RECEIVES MULTIPLE HONORS AT THE AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS®

GOLD AWARD for Company of the Year – Metals and Mining
GOLD AWARD Achievement in Management – Manufacturing
GOLD AWARD New Product & Service – Business Technology – Manufacturing – Tank Calculator


BRONZE AWARD New Product Industrial Products & Services – SlimLine Tank


West Memphis, AR May 18, 2020 – Today the American Business Awards® announced that oil and petroleum storage supplier Newberry Tanks LLC is the winner of a slew of accolades including:

Newberry received the highest honors for “Achievement in Management” due to their bold ‘New Thinking’ philosophy and practices in 2019. Defying near-century long industry norms, Newberry started offering steel tanks on-demand, turnkey solutions, expedited shipping as well as a new product to the under-served Lube Market. The combination resulted in growth that was 52% higher than industry average.

Equally impressive was Newberry’s gold medal for their industry-first “Tank Calculator,” which won for “New Product in Business Technology Manufacturing.” The free application assists oil refuelers with measuring available capacity inside a tank when refueling. The result is an 87% recurring percentage reduction in time spent on each delivery, as well as prevention of environmentally damaging accidental spills.

Newberry’s “SlimLine” steel tank took the bronze for “New Industrial Product.” Designed with input from Lube industry giants, the innovative design resulted in orders from five household name brands within the first month of production and resulted in a 47% increase in sales from this vertical market.

The Gold for “Company of the Year in Metals and Mining” was the crowning achievement that encompassed all of Newberry’s intentional innovation efforts in 2019 and assured that the company is well and truly the “Think Tank of Oil and Petroleum Storage” for years to come.

Newberry Tanks CEO Chris Long commented, “We’d like to thank the judges at the American Business Awards, our clients, and most of all, our team here at Newberry. These awards represent the tremendous craftsmanship, dedication, and skill that you bring to work every day, even in the face of the most trying circumstances. We couldn’t have done it without you, you are truly “Strong as Steel.” We look forward to continuing ‘New Thinking’ in 2020, as we seek new ways to overcome the challenges our country faces.”

Media inquiries regarding this release should be directed to publicist Kathleen Hannon (704) 912-0209 or via email at khannongb@aol.com.

About Newberry Tanks

For more than 90 years, award-winning Newberry Tank and Equipment has been manufacturing quality aboveground and underground steel tanks for the American Supply Chain and every branch of the U.S. military. The “Think Tank” of Oil and Petroleum storage, Newberry Tanks is intent on innovation: offering tanks on demand, dedicated customer service, turnkey solutions, and the fastest delivery in the country. *Ask about our Preferred Customer Program 

About the American Business Awards®
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.