BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Polar Technology, a leading provider of refrigerant management solutions, has announced that Stater Bros., the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California, is implementing its cloud-based solution called TrakRef.

Stater Bros. owns and operates 167 supermarkets in San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, and Kern County from its new state-of-the-art 2.3 million square foot corporate office and distribution center located in San Bernardino, Calif. TrakRef will be used to manage all 167 locations.

Refrigerant emissions affect the environment and company operating costs. TrakRef provides the ability to manage multiple supermarket locations and provides real-time visibility into inventory, usage, leaks, repairs, and disposal. TrakRef also provides the ability to automatically upload data into the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Refrigerant Registration and Reporting System (R3) and also provide other regulatory reporting. This single feature is expected to save Stater Bros. hundreds of hours of manually entering data.

Ted Atwood, president of Polar Technology, said, “We are proud to partner with Stater Bros. Their passion for managing their refrigerant investment and compliance is a step in the right direction and we are proud to offer a solution that can help them save time and money.”

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Publication date: 3/24/2014

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