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Northside Service’s New Custom Tow Truck Body

Northside Services’ New Custom Tow Truck Body Northside Service- headquartered in Lansing, Michigan- lies just across Lake Michigan from United Plastic Fabricating’s Wisconsin location. Just recently, they’ve decided to make the transition to custom plastic fabricated their tow truck bodies. Personally, we think it’s a great choice- in our admittedly biased perspective. We take pride in working with Northside Service- a family run business first opened in 1967. Founder Bob Finley Sr. opened Northside with the goal of providing affordable and reliable options for all your vehicle service needs. Mr. Finley still seeks to refine customer satisfaction today, just as…

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Custom PolyGen for a New Tow Truck Body

A New Member of the PolyGen Family United Plastic Fabricating is proud to introduce yet another recent convert to truck bodies manufactured using custom plastic fabricating. Black Butte Towing, located just south of the Oregon border in Weed, CA, has recently decided to go forward in switching to a PolyGen 180-CT Tandem Axle plastic truck body. By moving to a truck body that will never corrode or rust, Black Butte Towing commits themselves to enhanced customer service for far longer than if they had stayed with all metal truck bodies. The inclusion of UPF’s limited lifetime warranty only adds to…

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Tow Truck Body compartments that keep your tools safe and dry!

UPF tow truck body PolyBody® with poly slam doors will keep your tools safe and dry. Worrying about wet equipment during inclement weather? Struggle to prevent leaks flooding your truck’s compartments? Not any more! This video shows how the UPF tow truck body seals the rain outside and keeps your materials in pristine condition. With these Poly Slam doors, your ability to provide excellent service for your customers is all but guaranteed. Check out all of our PolyBody products here for more information!     #polybody #towtruckbodies #tow #towing #towers #towtruck #towlife #roadsideassistance

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Solution against patching and leaking water tanks

Solution against patching and leaking water tanks In most cases, lots of water tanks leak a lot and owners turn to patching. To avoid constant patching that don’t work you can actually use water tank liners. Tank liners are actually great even if you’re thinking about protecting a new tank. You’d have permanently stopped the water tank from leaking, effectively repairing an old tank and saving money you’d have used to purchase a new one. You can use polypropylene tanks liners in industries where there’s a huge problem of contamination and corrosion. It gives industrial old tanks a new lease…

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UPF featured in Fire Apparatus article on Fire Truck Bodies

UPF Gets Some Attention Read an interesting article on fire truck bodies in the March issue of Fire Apparatus! The article is: “End Use Impacts Fire Truck Body Material Selection”.  Below is a couple paragraphs that quote UPF’s President, Andrew Lingel and Vice President of Engineering, Michael Ashley. Andrew Lingel, president of United Plastic Fabricating (UPF), says the UPF-designed bodies commonly appear on all sorts of trucks. These include tankers, pumper-tankers, mini pumpers, Type 1 pumpers, and rescue trucks. “We started designing our first formal PolyBodies® in 1994 as a utility body, while before that we were making body components…

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Tow Truck Builders – Inside UPF’s New Design

Our Tow Truck Builders If you are in the towing business, when you think tow truck builders, think UPF. Working recently with Automotive Support, UPF designed a custom body for their fleet. This video highlights the body that was designed with custom poly slam doors. UPF has designed many bodies and custom equipment for service and towing trucks including car carrier boxes, bodies for heavies, and poly parts such as chain boxes and fork holders. Check out our tow truck body options! The video below showcases some of the compartments included on the tow body. The easy- access doors also…

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UPF Tow Truck Bodies are a Hit with Statewide Towing Association

UPF’s Tow Truck Bodies Impress UPF tow truck bodies impressed the members of the Statewide Towing Association. Some of the major tow truck manufactures offer PolyBodies® as a body option or tow truck business owners can buy our tow truck bodies direct and replace their rusted, corroded bodies themselves.  While visiting UPF the association members saw a completed replacement tow truck body and custom tool boxes for trucks. Here is a video from the Statewide Towing Association Inc open house we held at our MA plant last month. We gave towers the opportunity to see one of our tow truck…

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American Towman Expo Brings UPF Tow Bodies to Baltimore

Ready for the American Towman Expo #BaltimoreTowShow #ATExpo2016 in 2 DAYS! www.atexposition.com This beauty will be at the ATE Expo, make sure you check it out!  November 18-20, 2016, can’t wait to see you at the American Towman Expo! Come see what makes UPF’s PolyBody’s so superior to steel frames!  

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Midwest Regional Tow Show Visit Planned for UPF

UPF at the Midwest Regional Tow Show Learn more about the PoluBody® and how to replace your rusted old body and make your truck look brand new again! Find UPF at the Midwest Regional Tow Show and learn all about the benefits of our truck body. With increased durability, strength, and lightness, you can count on the UPF PolyBody®! UPF, a trusted name in the fire industry, brings reliable new custom tow bodies which finish the job! Check out all our tow body options here! With United Plastic Fabricating, you know your needs matter, and we provide you to take…

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Poly Box Sale Lightning Deal! You Don’t Want to Miss It!

Poly Box Sale! Strike fast! United Plastic Fabricating now offering a limited time lightning deal with a Poly Box Sale for your truck! Poly Replacement Tunnel Box for a light duty wrecker for just $3,600.00! You too can benefit from replacing your rusted box with a Poly Tunnel Box made from our amazing PT3™ poly material.

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