By Libby Rosequist
Route 20 Tank Wash, a new company under the Barnhart Transportation umbrella, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, March 30. The tank wash is located at 9251 W. Main Road in North East.
The two-year construction project is complete and open to the public providing commercial tank cleaning to the liquid and dry bulk transportation industry.
Route 20 Tank Wash is a family owned and operated commercial wash service facility located within the Barnhart Transportation complex.
The facility provides food grade and non-hazardous chemical tank cleaning for liquid and pneumatic trailers.
Route 20 Tank Wash recently earned the Juice Products Association certification to wash trailers hauling juice and juice products.
The facility is working toward becoming a Kosher certified facility as well.
The complex allows for two food grade wash bays, one non-hazardous wash bay, office, boiler/equipment room, driver lounge and shower facilities.
“We wanted to focus on the driver as well and wash service as we designed this facility,” Tim Barnhart, owner and CFO, said. “We incorporated driver amenities into our plan like shower facilities, exercise equipment, kitchenette and laundry. It allows drivers to be more efficient and take care of business while they wait for their trailer.”
The facility is equipped to service up to 20 trailers a day and will employ up to four people.
The Barnharts made the investment to service local juice, food and wine producers, and the liquid by-product industry.
The facility will also service other liquid tank haulers traveling through or delivering to the area. “This is a much needed resource to our local community,” Bryan Barnhart, owner and president, said. “As liquid haulers, we were constantly challenged to find a cleaning facility for our own fleet. We are happy to provide this service to others facing this challenge as well.”
Rooted in the transportation industry, Route 20 Tank Wash understands the importance of a quick, safe and thorough commercial cleaning experience.
“We offer more than a wash for your drivers with our onsite service garage and driver amenities,” Tim said.
For more information about Route 20 Tank Wash, call 814-347-5254 or visit www.route20tankwash.com.