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Tank Building: Tough Work That's Changed Little

January 30, 2001 8:01 am

Fisher Tank Co. president Leo Pasini describes tank building as "a tough business, a basic, U.S., old industry." In the 52 years Fisher Tank has been in the business of maintaining and building steel tanks for water, chemical and petrochemical-product storage, construction advances have been few. The most notable was the invention of automatic arc welders that travel around a tank to make horizontal welds.

How a respected, old-school tank builder with near-crippling insurance costs was turned around by a new president and his vision for safety-based excellence.

January 30, 2001 8:01 am | by Rick Carter Editor-in-Chief

Of the many cost-saving options used by modern manufacturers, cutting workers' compensation insurance premiums is not usually on the short list. And that's too bad because U.S. businesses spend plenty in this area. According to the National Academy of Social Insurance, a Washington, D.C-based research group, all U.

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