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IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY

Earth Day is an internationally recognized event. The collage shows outdoor photos that include our tanks in various stages of completion. We build tanks in our shop and on-site...

HEAD EM UP MOVE EM OUT

These tanks are over 11-feet in diameter, stand 26-feet tall and weigh nearly 4-1/2 tons. They are outfitted with two manways and sprayballs for sanitizing. The tanks have dimpled...

NOTICE ANYTHING?

We build custom stainless steel tanks for most industries, so our capabilities stretch wide to include chemical tanks, food and beverage tanks and pharmaceutical vessels.

CHALLENGES AROUND EVERY CORNER

The tank pictured was built in our shop. It’s over 13 feet in diameter, 80 feet tall at the highest point, has a 70,000 gallon capacity and weighs 33,000 pounds.

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...

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