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COVER STORY | THE TF WARREN GROUP

TF Warren Group's group of companies combine to offer one-stop
service to oil and gas, metals and mining, chemical processing, and
municipal water and wastewater industries. BY JIM HARRIS

T

he TF Warren Group is
dedicated to being the only
provider its customers
need in the industries they
serve. "We are an innovation driven company that provides our
customers with a single source solution
for storage, structural products and corrosion protection," says Terry Warren,
president and CEO of the TF Warren
Group. "We are committed to be the
safest, most cost-effective, reliable and
customer-focused supplier in the markets we serve."
With operations that serve the
Western Hemisphere, the TF Warren
Group of companies work in terminals,
pipeline and refining, minerals and mining, chemical processing and municipal markets. They provide greenfield
turnkey terminal services including
terminal design, tank engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction.
The group also provides shop and field
application services for protective coatings, rubber linings, and roll coverings.
TF Warren Group's origins date back
to 1971, when Warren founded his first

company, Warren Steeple Jacks, in
Canada. Over time, Warren started to
see a need for improved corrosion-control products, and his company began
applying specialty protective coatings.
Rubber lining and polymer services
closely followed. These services are today provided by two sibling companies,
Brant Corrosion Control and Brant
Industrial Roll.
Warren began adding steel repair,
fabrication and plate processing to his
business in the early 1980s. In 1983,
he founded Blastco, a specialist in field
painting of water towers, aboveground
storage tanks, bridges and other
structures in Ontario, Canada. Six
years later, Warren founded Blastech,
a custom industrial coating contractor,
after noting the effects of environmental regulation and the increasing costs
of field surface preparation and coating
applications, he says.
"Blastech's environmentally controlled, 75,000-square-foot facility, situated on 10 acres, was one of the first of
its kind in Canada," Warren notes. The
facility specializes in abrasive cleaning

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Brantford and The Woodlands

"Our people are our
company's greatest
strength."
// TERRY WARREN, PRESIDENT AND CEO

of steel and the application of industrial protective coatings for plate, pipe,
structural steel and other fabrications.
Between 1998 and 2001, Blastco
relocated and established locations in
Texas and California. Warren formally
established the TF Warren Group in
2000 to consolidate the operations of
all of the companies, he adds.

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
The TF Warren Group in 2007 made
its first significant acquisition when
it purchased Tarsco, which had more
than 24 years of storage tank construction, repair and maintenance
experience. "With that acquisition,
we expanded into tank engineering,
fabrication, procurement and field
construction of aboveground storage
tanks," Warren says.
PROFILE

The TF Warren Group
www.tfwarren.com |
U.S. Headquarters: The Woodlands, Texas |
Canada Headquarters: Brantford, Ontario |
Employees: 700 | Specialty: Single-source provider of
storage systems, structural products and corrosion
protection for industrial and municipal markets.

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