WHY UPF Fire Truck Water Tank

Fire Truck Water Tank

United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. (UPF), has been supplying the fire industry with the UPF fire truck water tank: Poly-Tank® for over 30 years. We are proud to say that three out of four pumper and tanker trucks are outfitted with our Poly-Tanks®.

With just three workers, UPF got off to a good start in 1986. But currently, UPF has over 200 employees and two manufacturing facilities (North Andover, Neenah, and Ocala). United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. will keep its vision alive through innovative design and practical solutions by providing a high-quality poly tank as a metal and fiberglass alternative. Polypropylene is a cost-effective and longer-lasting material. UPF is different than any other water tank manufacturers in the market.

UPF is a leader in the fire industry for its fire truck water tanks and foam trailers

In addition to the Poly-Tank®, UPF is a leader in the fire industry for its fire truck water tanks and foam trailers. Over the years, the company developed and started manufacturing more than the Poly-Tank® pumper tank for fire trucks. UPF also manufactures other custom polypropylene products. UPF products include; wetside tanks, elliptical tanks, fire and rescue bodies, and skid units. Besides being water tank manufacturers, UPF also manufactures industrial products, bodies for towing trucks, utility trucks, and toolboxes, all made out of non-corrosive, high-impact polypropylene.

Because of UPF’s success in the fire and trucking industries, many of our customers have asked for custom fabrication of our tanks for various applications. The industries we have served include but are not limited to marine & aquaculture, chemical processing, agriculture, food processing, and medical.

As a result, we decided to open an industrial division in response to the growing number of industrial customers. Thus, in 2020, we launched Custom Plastic Fabrications, LLC, to bring our copolymer polypropylene solutions to the industrial markets.


Experience the UPF difference for yourself

UPF is unbeatable in every way, from the highest-quality products to the way we treat our customers. Our committed departments and service teams consistently deliver high-quality work, ensuring the best possible experience. Furthermore, because of our high level of excellence in the plastics industry, we will satisfy all of your poly tank and other plastic fabricating needs. We are more than water tank manufacturers because each poly tank or product we develop and manufacture is tailored to our customers’ unique requirements.

In addition, to maximize efficiency and quality, as water tank manufacturers we have invested in the best capital equipment, from our test scales, butt welders, and CNC routers; UPF spared no expense. As a result, we guarantee superior materials, cutting-edge production, and cutting-edge technology to provide the best plastic fabrication solutions on the market. As a result of our continuous substantial investments in our business and customers, UPF has led to innovation, efficiency, and quality.

We believe that every customer deserves the best

From the initial sale to product delivery and support, we have proved to be a business that provides excellent customer service. To validate the customer’s specifications for their tank design or custom plastic fabrication, the Customer Service Team will review orders, prints, and communicate delivery. With a lifetime warranty, UPF offers a reliable product for the fire industry. When choosing a poly water tank or tow truck body manufacturer, you need to know that they will be around to support you. We’ll be there for you. Learn more about our product support here.

Moreover, we are a green and lean leader within our industry. We take the necessary measures to reduce our impact on the environment and communities. For example, the polypropylene “waste” is often butt welded together and used to create additional products. We recycle unusable waste by returning it to the polypropylene manufacturer. Learn more about our Green and Lean Initiatives here.


The UPF Mission Statement

To be the innovator of high-quality and cost-effective plastic products and applications for the fire, trucking, and industrial markets. To achieve our mission, we are guided by the following principles:

Honesty and Integrity

We place the highest value on our reputation. When you deal with UPF, you know that you are doing business with a company that makes responsible decisions for all its stakeholders. UPF is a company whose word you can trust, who values every relationship, and will make you feel secure when doing business.

Customer Care

In today’s automated world, customer care often comes down to dealing with a phone recording. At UPF, you deal with real people who really care and want to help you out. Our goal is to achieve complete customer satisfaction. We achieve this by listening to our customers to give them exactly what they want when they want it.

Exceptional Quality

To us, quality means establishing standards that give our customers exactly what they expect. We didn't become the leader in the fire truck water tank industry by coincidence. The proof of our commitment to quality is that all of our facilities are ISO 9001 certified. In fact, at UPF, we demand quality in our suppliers, products, services, and people.

Top Value for Our Customers

At UPF, we understand that value is of the utmost importance to you. That is why we continuously negotiate with and screen suppliers to acquire the best possible deals. Additionally, our designs are reviewed to eliminate waste in our products, and our manufacturing techniques increase efficiency. These factors are what allow UPF to provide you with the highest value solution on the market.

Employees—Partners in Success

We offer the best products, sold, designed, and manufactured by the best people. Our employees, who we call partners, are the keys to our success. We encourage partner fulfillment through training, two-way communication, recognition, and by providing an environment in which individuals can achieve their personal and career potential. In addition, we are proud to offer our partners comprehensive health coverage for eligible full-time partners, a gainsharing program, tuition reimbursement, and a 401k retirement plan.

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Polypropylene offers a great number of advantages, many of which allow it to be used for a wide variety of different products and services.

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