Quality Steel completes American Welding & Tank deal

September 12, 2013 By    

Quality Steel Corp., based in Cleveland, Miss., has completed the acquisition of certain assets of American Welding & Tank LLC and TW Express LLC, subsidiaries of Taylor-Wharton International LLC, the company announced.

The purchase includes the American Welding & Tank brand, as well as the facilities and workforce in Fremont, Ohio, and West Jordan, Utah.

Prior to the acquisition of American Welding & Tank, the company had the ability to fabricate ASME propane tanks ranging in size from 120 to 1,000 gallons. Today, Quality Steel’s manufacturing capabilities include production of propane tanks and anhydrous ammonia tanks up to a 2,000-gallon capacity.

Jim Tims is president and CEO of Quality Steel, and the son of cofounder Lowry Tims. Virgil Mullins is COO and Lynn Hardin vice president of sales and marketing.

Diane Brandt, inside sales manager, and Dave Kubacki, director of human resources and safety, have joined the company as part of the American Welding & Tank acquisition. Quality Steel now has about 300 employees, adding about 200 in the process.

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