Caldwell Tanks wins 2005 Steel Tank of the Year Award

The honor by the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) is for an elevated water storage tank in O'Fallon, MO. The all-steel fluted column elevated water tank in O'Fallon was completed in December 2005. It's 120' in diameter, stands 180' high and holds 3 million gallons of water. It is located on U.S. 40 about 35 miles west of St. Louis...

LOUISVILLE, KY, March 28, 2006 -- Caldwell Tanks Inc. was awarded the 2005 Steel Tank of the Year Award by the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) for an elevated water storage tank in O'Fallon, Missouri.

The all-steel fluted column elevated water tank in O'Fallon was completed in December 2005. The tank is 120' in diameter, the diameter of the supporting column is 90' and the tank stands 180' high and holds 3,000,000 gallons of water. It is located on the south side of U.S. 40 near the intersection of State Highway N in O'Fallon, approximately 35 miles west of St. Louis.

"The O'Fallon water tank contains approximately 1,200 tons of steel and is in proximity to the New Madrid Fault in Southeastern Missouri. This created huge challenges in the engineering of the structure. The enormous potential lateral load is accounted for at every point on the structure. The bedrock subsurface and accelerated schedule added to the complexity of this project. This tank demonstrates the advantageous qualities of steel, no matter the size," said Kevin Gallagher, P.E., Vice President of Sales at Caldwell Tanks.

Caldwell Tanks (www.caldwelltanks.com), located in Louisville, KY, has been building tanks since 1887. Caldwell leads the water storage tank industry in the innovative design, fabrication and construction of elevated and ground storage tanks. Caldwell specializes in and has received awards for every style of tank: multi-column, pedesphere, fluted column, composite and ground storage tanks.

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