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INTERESTING GRIDWORK

This photo shows the narrow end of one of our freezer enclosures during construction. They are also called as freezer tunnels due to their long, rectangular shape. These enclosures...

TANKS OF ALL SIZES

SFI builds tanks of all sizes, from small to large and everything in between. The 6,000 gallon tank pictured was built in our 15,000 square foot Electropolish Bay. It is a striking...

FROM THIS TO THIS

It’s interesting to see how things are made and how people do their jobs. For example, the way a flat, eyebrow-shaped piece of stainless can be turned into a circular shape, like a bowl...

THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A TANK

Field fabrication - a portion of the work takes place in our Springfield, Missouri facility . The material is preprocessed in our shop, meaning it is sheared to the correct shape and size, then...

ALL TERRAIN TANKS

They are metallic megaliths, towering 100 feet or more. Fully loaded, they can weigh 3-4 million pounds. Their stainless steel plate walls can be up to 1/2” thick and withstand...

BEARING THE WEIGHT

Tank supports must be engineered to hold the weight of the tank, its components (such as mixers and gear motors), and its contents when full. SFI Engineers perform the analysis...

NOT A TOOTHY GRIN

Grate designs vary to suit customer requirements. They can be anything from vertical bars as shown in the photo to a pattern of small squares. Grates can be adapted...

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM - PROVES BIG SUCCESS!

The program provides the apprentice with full-time work, on-the-job training and benefits. The apprentice works alongside experienced craftsmen...

WE'RE THE ONE TO CALL WHEN IT'S TOO BIG TO HAUL

The most common reason tanks are field erected is that they are simply too large to ship but large size isn’t the only reason tanks are built on-site...

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