The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Alliance sponsors the Safety Awards Program to acknowledge safe and healthy workplaces throughout its member companies, and to recognize the employees who have worked to make this a reality. Several safety awards were presented to TF Warren Group (TFWG) companies by the STI/SPFA during their annual meeting at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

TF Warren Group's Paul Showan gratefully accepted the Tank of the Year Award for a project completed in 2014 by the Group's companies Tarsco, Blastco, and Blastech.

"STI/SPFA's Annual Product Awards recognize steel construction products and achievements by member companies. These projects demonstrate the positive qualities and flexibility of steel as the production material of choice for applications in the petroleum, chemical, agricultural and water infrastructure industries." (

Blastech hosted a contest for its employees to participate in the decision of a new safety slogan.

Charles Jones had the winning idea:

It is better to lose one minute in life, than life in one minute.

Tarsco, a leading provider for storage tank and terminal construction, repair, and maintenance services to the terminal, pipeline, petroleum refining, and LPG industries, today announced that Mike Blankenburg has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Operations effective April 27, 2015.

The TF Warren Group is pleased to announce that its wholly owned affiliate, TARSCO BOLTED TANK INC. has agreed to purchase the assets of USA Tank headquartered in Goodman, MO with a location also in Grove, OK. USA Tank has been a leader in the design, manufacturing and construction of above-ground bolted storage tank systems for nearly 40 years and has approximately 200 employees. TARSCO BOLTED TANK INC. will continue the day-to-day operations out of Goodman, MO and Grove, OK.

Tarsco receives Certificate of Authorization for three ASME services:

  1. Manufacture of pressure vessels at the Downey location and field sites controlled by this location.
  2. Manufacture of pressure vessels at the Downey location and field sites controlled by this location (this authorization does not cover impregnated graphite).
  3. Manufacture and assembly of power boilers at the Downey location and field sites controlled by this location.

With over 30 years of proven experience, TF Warren Group is soon to be a valuable connection for tank car owners and leasers in North America. The combination of Blastech liquid coating applications and Brant Corrosion Control rubber linings is leading TF Warren Group into the rail industry to offer superior solutions to tank car interiors.

TF Warren Group - Blastech division has applied for certification with the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The rail certification will cover the following services:

Tarsco was a proud sponsor of the 2014 LPG Export USA Conference & Exhibition held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Houston, Texas on December 2, 2014.

Paul Showan, President (Center), Carlos Gutierrez, Vice President Business Development & Marketing, (left) and James Combs, Business Development, were on site to proudly represent Tarsco at the conference.

Three TFWG companies achieved a zero recordable injury record for 2014: Tarsco, Blastco, and Brant's field operation.

Grateful employees receiving acknowledgement of their continued efforts in working safely and their participation in achieving a significant improvement to the overall safety performance of the TF Warren Group in 2014.

Every person went home safe every day!

The next countdown starts anew for all TF Warren Group companies on January 1, 2015.

Tarsco awarded ammonia storage tank project in Rock Springs, Wyoming

Tarsco has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction of an 838,000 FT3 Ammonia (NH3) storage tank by a world-leading gases and engineering company to be built adjacent to a privately held phosphate fertilizer plant in Rock Springs, WY. The project is being built to support plant expansions in the region.

Blastech has been awarded a large contract to apply a high performance protective coating system on highway bridge girders.

The bridge girders are a part of a major rehabilitation project on a section of the privately owned highway 407 which had begun earlier this summer. After a few project delays, the material is anticipated to arrive at Blastech in October. With the Canadian winter fast approaching, the project will have a tight deadline to ensure the girders are installed before the frost hits the construction site.

Tarsco participated at the Texas A&M Career Fair held September 10, 2014.

Recruiting is essential to building a strong team. Although, we do employ people with many years of industry experience, we also appreciate teaching and training select candidates for internships.

Pictured is Christopher Blinn, P.E. a graduate from Texas A&M and James Combs, Tarsco's Lead Business Development Manager.


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