Bradford White Corporation acquired Niles Steel Tank Company in August 2002. Niles Steel Tank Company, located in Niles, Michigan, has been manufacturing custom pressure vessels for over 100 years. The synergies that exist and the future opportunities created by combining Bradford White's 100 years experience with Niles' 100 years of custom tank fabrication make this acquisition a gainful endeavor.
Niles Steel Tank services such industries as the Petrol-Chemical, Automotive, Paint and Coatings, Boiler, Paper, Brewery, Pharmaceutical, Refrigeration and Chemicals. Niles Steel Tank specializes in working with ASME codes and is certified for Section VIII, Div I (U,UM); Section I (S); and Section IV (HLW). In addition Niles Steel Tank Company works with the National Board and is R certified. The company has the ability to build tanks to any specification from 1 inch to eleven feet in diameter and up to 40 feet in length/height. Examples of tanks the company manufactures include Accumulators, Acid Tanks, Expansion Tanks, Hot Water Storage Tanks, Blow Down Tanks, Flash Tanks, Processing Tanks, Mixing Tanks, Stainless Tanks and many more.
The recent acquisition will be followed by enhancements to the Niles plant, including an 11,000 sq. ft. building expansion that will house a new glass lining furnace capable of processing vessels up to 84" diameter x 25' long with a new automatic glassing station for smaller vessels, a Bertsch hydraulic 4-roll steel roller and the implementation of the SteelShield glass lining process. SteelShield's patented formula and application process has a zero defect rate for incredible protection against the corrosive effects of contents.