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Tolar to supply transit shelters & bus benches for SDMTS

August 23, 2016  |   Posted In Uncategorized

~ 600 shelters, 1,800 benches to be produced over next five years ~
Tolar Manufacturing Company announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to design and supply transit shelters and advertising benches for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). Under these contracts 600 shelters and 1,800+ benches are being produced over the next five years and will be installed in communities within the MTS service area.

“MTS is making a huge investment in its amenities for passengers” said Paul Jablonski, CEO of MTS. “It is extremely important to us and to the cities in which we provide service that our street furniture is aesthetically pleasing, functional and long lasting. Getting maximum value for our investment is also important. After competitive bids, Tolar products best delivered on all of those attributes.”

MTS’ transit shelters are being custom designed based on Tolar’s Signature Sunset series. The shelters feature MTS custom branding, solar powered illumination, weather and sun protective roofs, damage-resistant seating, large easy-to-read transit information displays, and architectural accent strips.

“With our company now in its 25th year, it’s timely to be building even more transit shelters for San Diego,” commented Gary Tolar, founder and president of Tolar Manufacturing. “Back in 1991 one of our very first contracts was to fabricate 300 bus shelters for an outdoor advertising company within the San Diego market and now here we are 25 years later continuing to provide bus stop solutions for the region.”

This project is being led by an award-winning Tolar team including, project design engineer Ernest Romero, quality control supervisor Sergio Cortez and production manager Gabriel Guzman who work diligently on a daily basis to provide amenities that create a true “Sense of Place™” for transit riders and the residents of San Diego as well as for other projects across North America.

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