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Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel / Headquarters: Tampa, Fla. / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Steel construction and fabrication / Dale Ison, general manager: “The market changing and being down the way it has been has not affected us the way it has affected other fabricators.” tampa tank inc./florida structural steel delivers a variety of steel applications for numerous industries. The Tampa Touch tampa tank inc./florida structural steel strives to offer the finest steel services. by brian salgado 46 WINTER 2012 Numerous steel contractors saw their business dwindle when the economy took a turn for the worse in 2008, and there was little chance for a fast recovery because of the specialized nature of this industry. But that wasn’t the case for Tampa Tank Inc. and Florida Structural Steel (TTI/FSS), which diversified its capabilities and its geographic reach long before the recession took a grip on the construction industry. “The market changing and being down the way it has been has not affected us the way it has affected other fabricators,” General Manager Dale Ison says. “Because of how diverse we are, I would say it hasn’t affected us quite as badly as it has other people. We’re an ASME [American Society of Mechanical Engineers]-code shop, so we’re an approved fabricator for doing heavy vessels,” Ison adds. “We can basically do any type of steel work there is that comes around.” Tampa Tank Inc. was established in 1953 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013. Florida Structural Steel was acquired in 1984. The companies merged in the mid1980s and today provide complete design, shop fabrication, shipment, field erection, inspection and testing of welded steel products to customer specifications. TTI’s product line includes shopassembled and field-erected storage tanks, process tanks, piping, silos, bins, hoppers, stacks, stack liners, ductwork, breechings, bridges, structural steel, special heavy weldments, miscellaneous fabrications and other custom structures in carbon, alloy and stainless steels. The company also offers tank inspection, repair and maintenance services. TTI operates as an openshop contractor to deliver field construction work throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012
Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
LaSalle Bristol LP
Clarion Bathware
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012