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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.