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July 21, 2016  |   Posted In

Tolar Manufacturing Company celebrates 25-year milestone

“As we look towards the future, I am excited about the expanded role our company will play in the evolving street furniture industry”
– Gary Tolar, President, Tolar Manufacturing

July 2016 marks the beginning of the 25th anniversary year for Tolar Manufacturing Company, Inc., North America’s leader in the design and fabrication of award-winning transit shelters, street furniture and information displays. Over the next 12 months, the company will commemorate its silver anniversary by acknowledging and honoring past accomplishments while looking ahead to its strong future with announcements about new and exciting products and client projects.

Tolar Manufacturing was founded in 1991 by its namesake and company president Gary Tolar, who saw an unmet need for well designed, high quality passenger bus shelters and street furniture for the growing public transit market. In those early years, Tolar counted outdoor advertising projects within the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego among its first accomplishments. Both cities have remained valued Tolar clients for the company’s entire 25-year history.

Today, Tolar Manufacturing is a well-respected industry leader that produces over 35% of the domestic transit street furniture market. The company operates out of a 53,000 square foot facility employing a diverse multi-disciplined team with over 50 design engineers, production team members, administrative support personnel and a sales team who are collectively passionate about the quality products they build. “I’m proud of what we do here at Tolar,” commented Gary Tolar, company president. “We build quality products that our customers know will last a long time. We give them value for their money and that’s important.” Tolar continued, “These first 25 years have been extremely rewarding and I value the trust our clients have put in Tolar Manufacturing. As we look towards the future, I am excited about the expanded role our company will play in the evolving street furniture industry.”

In addition to building bus shelters and street furniture for customers from Canada to Puerto Rico, Tolar Manufacturing is well respected in the lifestyle center industry, such as shopping malls and airports. The company is known for delivering innovative solutions for information and advertising display architecture. “We are driven by building products that compliment and reflect the character of the community, whether that’s at a bus stop, inside a shopping center or at an airport,” stated Patrick Merrick, Tolar Executive Vice President. “We don’t just build bus benches and shelters. We create a distinctive “sense of place” that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day.”

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