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Three Polar King Family Companies to Exhibit at NRA Show 2023 

Polar King International, Inc., Polar Leasing and Thermodyne Foodservice Products will highlight walk-in freezer and refrigerated units and commercial food warming equipment at next week’s National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago.

NRA Show 2023

Polar King president Dave Schenkel says he is looking forward to meeting with attendees and taking questions about the nation’s premier outdoor walk-in cooler and freezer units. Polar King and Polar Leasing will be at Booth No. 2276 exhibiting an  at Booth No. 2276. 8’x8’ outdoor refrigerated or freezer walk-in unit.

At Booth No. 5747, Thermodyne Foodservice Products will feature a range of innovative food warmers, including the Model 1900G slow cook and hold oven, 300NDNL and 250OC slow cook and hold ovens.

Executives from Polar King, Polar Leasing and Thermodyne will be at the show representing the companies.

Polar King to Attend NRA Show 2023

Polar King personnel scheduled to attend NRA include general manager Clint Foor, regional sales manager Dan Parsenow and regional sales manager Patrick Smith. David Kelty, an inside sales representative, as well as Jeff Kavanaugh of KE2 Therm Solutions ,will be present on behalf of Polar Leasing. Schenkel explains that state-of-the-art KE2 Therm Solutions’ smart technology is available in select Polar King and Polar Leasing walk-in freezer and refrigerated units.

Thermodyne national sales manager and corporate chef Aaron Bremer will be on hand at the Thermodyne both, along with Cecilia M. Shepard, who specializes in international sales.

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About Polar King International

The introduction of the Polar King outdoor walk-in freezer into the food service industry was the result of three generations of walk-in refrigeration technology and experience. Polar King’s fiberglass, one-piece walk-in cooler is the natural evolution of the walk-in cold storage industry from the conventional metal panel constructed unit. In early 1982, Polar King began operations by constructing and shipping walk-ins from a modest 12,000 sq. ft. facility in New Haven, Indiana. As demand grew for outdoor fiberglass commercial walk-in coolers and commercial walk-in freezers, production was moved to a 251,200 sq. ft. facility located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For 40 years, Polar King has provided thousands of walk-ins to single-unit operators, chain restaurants, schools, health care facilities, government agencies, and many other industries requiring dependable outdoor walk-in refrigeration. For more information, visit or contact Polar King, 4424 New Haven Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 USA at 877-224-8674.

About Polar Leasing

In early 2002, Polar Leasing Company, Inc., was created by Polar King to accommodate the growing demand for walk-in refrigeration rentals. It has expanded its walk-in rental fleet to cover most of the United States and other parts of North America, offering both short- and long-term rentals to industries of all types. Within the last five years, Polar Leasing began the process of building a specific division dedicated to Life Science Supply Chain. Polar Leasing offers the largest all-electric fleet of temporary refrigeration, with more than 80 distribution depots and a 24/7 service hotline. For more information, visit or contact Polar Leasing, 4410 New Haven Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 USA. In an emergency, call 866-574-4573 or write

About Thermodyne 

Founded in 1987, Thermodyne Food Service Products, Inc. specialized in the manufacturing of both countertop and full-sized slow cook and hold ovens. Each unit features Thermodyne’s patented Fluid Shelf Technology, in which low-temperature heat is transferred throughout each shelf rather than through the air. This not only ensures food quality and safety, but also allows food products to be held for extended periods. For more information, call 888-310-7352.