American Welding & Tank acquires Certified Cylinder

October 14, 2008

American Welding & Tank LLC (AWT), Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Taylor-Wharton Intl. LLC, recently acquired Certified Cylinder Inc., Crossville, Tenn.

AWT says the acquisition will significantly expand its refurbishing services. The purchased company will operate as Certified Cylinder a Division of American Welding & Tank LLC. Certified Cylinder refurbishes D.O.T. cylinders and offers service options that include pickup, processing, recertification, and delivery of completed D.O.T. propane cylinders.

Reggie Hall, former president of Certified Cylinder, will remain with the acquisition in a consulting role. Jerry Gilliam, AWT director of operations, is responsible for the new AWT business. Brad McNeil continues to serve as plant manager in Crossville, and other key Certified Cylinder employees have agreed to continue in their current positions, AWT states. Jim Alderman, AWT director of business development, leads sales and marketing efforts for the Certified Cylinder Division, and Melissa Allred continues in her present sales capacity.

AWT designs and manufactures propane tanks for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications. Additionally, AWT says its tanks help extend shelf-life reserves in power generation applications.