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Manchester Tank and Equipment’s to create 175 jobs with expansion to Campbellsville facility

Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., a division of McWane Inc., plans to locate a $10-million-plus propane tank manufacturing facility in Campbellsville, a project expected to create 175 full-time jobs in the coming years.

“This new facility in Campbellsville will contribute significantly to the continued growth and success of Manchester Tank,” said Ruffner Page, CEO and president of McWane, Inc. “We want to thank Gov. Bevin, officials with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and local officials in Campbellsville and Taylor County for their help and support with this project.”

Manchester’s steady growth from a small operation to an industry leader has been remarkable, and we look forward to seeing them reach even greater heights here in Kentucky, America’s hub for engineering and manufacturing excellence.”

Manchester Tank will acquire and retrofit an existing 238,000-square-foot building on 120 acres in Campbellsville to expand operations and for production and supply of components to the company’s existing facilities. The company’s components division includes steel coil processing, steel blanking, deep drawing presses, plasma cutting and bar-feeding machining centers.

Manchester Tank was founded in 1945 as Manchester Welding and Fabricating Co. in Los Angeles. The company got its start with production of five-gallon vertical tanks for butane and propane storage, primarily used by mobile homes. The company started with seven employees and manufactured approximately 200 tanks per week. Manchester is now a division of Birmingham, Ala.-based McWane. Manchester Tank operates four manufacturing facilities in the US and three off-shore operations that serve local markets. In total, the company employs nearly 1,000 people globally, and produces thousands of tanks daily.

Founded in 1921, McWane is a family owned business based in Birmingham, Ala., with companies across the US and the world. McWane casts ductile iron products – including pipes, valves, hydrants, fittings and plumbing products – manufactures fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels and builds network switches and monitoring equipment. With more than 6,800 team members, McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where it operates.

For more information on Manchester Tank & Equipment, visit www.ManTank.com. To learn more about McWane, visit www.McWane.com.

From Governor’s Office

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  1. Arnold Friend says:

    What they don’t tell you, is that Manchester is putting 130 people OUT of jobs in Southern Indiana to make this happen. Putting in a bind people whose lives depend on this income for their livelihood. Not to mention the lies that were told by Manchester management for 2 years leading up to this. Countless lies all the way from the president of the company, all the way down to the General Manager of the plant in Indiana. They CANNOT be trusted. Just a heads up for those who think that this is a wonderful thing. Someone, somewhere else is suffering.

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