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Fischer Tanks plans to launch tank manufacturing business

Doug Fischer, left, and Mark Fischer at the 2016 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Nashville, Tenn.

Fischer Tanks announced plans to launch a propane tank manufacturing business, called Fischer Fabrication, in August.

The company, which has supplied refurbished tanks to the industry, displayed a model of its new tank design during the National Propane Gas Association’s Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo April 8-10 in Nashville, Tenn.

“We wanted to gauge interest levels from retailers in our new product offering we’re launching,” says Doug Fischer, the company’s general manager. “We saw a need to start tank manufacturing, as it’s increasingly hard to get a good 500- or 1,000-gallon tank to refurbish to meet demand.”

Fischer says the company will first release a 500-gallon aboveground tank model in August and will later release a 1,000-gallon aboveground tank model. The company will also continue with its refurbished tank line, he adds.