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Local firm goes national with new contract

Saturday, August 18, 2007

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Tank Tech Inc. plans to add staff to meet growing needs

BLODGETT - Tank Tech Inc., a local tank service firm on Highway H in Blodgett, has signed a seven year contract that takes the firm's specialized business into all 50 states.

The contract makes Tank Tech the exclusive installer for ZCL Composites UL® approved Phoenix System® for secondary containment of existing underground storage tanks like the ones used by service stations and convenience stores.

Secondary containment in underground storage tanks simply means you create a "tank within a tank" so you can monitor for any leakage, said David Russell, founder of Tank Tech.

The Phoenix System by ZCL uses the cutting-edge technology of Parabeam to create an interstitial space for monitoring.

Tank Tech's successful installations of the Phoenix System throughout Florida brought about this new contract, according to Russell. The contract covers all 50 states and secondary containment has been required by the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005. According to the EPA there are currently 635,077 underground storage tank in the United States.

Started over 20 years ago by David Russell, Tank Tech has grown during the past 10 years because of their leadership in the industry with their patented products and specialized processes, Russell said.

Tank Tech has other long term relationships and contracts to service tanks for Shell Oil, Sunoco, Circle K, British Petroleum, Mac's, MFA plus the large number of independent operators.

This new contract is with ZCL Composites Inc., located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ZCL is the largest manufacturer in North America of underground fiberglass storage tanks.

Russell said added that Tank Tech has an immediate need to build and train from its nucleus of OSHA and CCT certified technicians, by adding personnel.

Pictured, Ven Cote, left, president and chief executive officer of ZCL?

Composites UL, shakes hands with David Russell, the founder of Tank Tech Inc., upon the successful conclusion of their contract. The contract will enable the Blodgett-based tank service firm to expand into all 50 states as the exclusive installer for the company's secondary containment system for underground storage tanks like those used by service stations and convenience stores.