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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 [email protected].

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