Route 20 Tank Wash
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Route 20 Tank Wash celebrates opening with ribbon cutting

April 2, 2021
New facility within Barnhart Transportation’s Pennsylvania complex offers commercial foodgrade, non-hazardous cleaning

Route 20 Tank Wash in North East PA recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new tank wash, which is part of the Barnhart Transportation umbrella, is the result of a two-year construction project. The facility located at 9251 West Main Road now is open to the public, and providing commercial tank cleaning for the liquid and dry bulk transportation industry.

The family-owned and -operated wash service facility is located within the Barnhart Transportation complex. It provides foodgrade and non-hazardous chemical tank cleaning for liquid and pneumatic trailers. Route 20 Tank Wash recently earned Juice Products Association (JPA) certification to wash trailers hauling juice and juice products. The facility is working toward becoming a Kosher certified facility as well, according to management.

The $1 million investment includes two foodgrade 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 as the wash service as we designed this facility,” said Tim Barnhart, owner and chief financial officer. “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 employees, the company said.

The Barnharts made the investment to service local juice, food and wine producers, and the liquid by-product industry. The facility also will service other liquid tank haulers traveling through or delivering to the area. “This is a much-needed resource to our local community,” said Bryan Barnhart, owner and president. “As liquid haulers, we were constantly challenged to find a cleaning facility for our own fleet. We are happy to provide this service to other facing this challenge as well.”

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