Manchester Tank

Manchester Tank

About Manchester Tank

Formed in 1945 in Los Angeles, Cal., Manchester Tank has grown into a premiere manufacturer of pressure vessels for the containment of propane, compressed air and chemicals. Though we’re currently based in Franklin, Tenn., we’re proud to serve customers around the world in places like the U.S., Canada, Australia and Chile. Our broad product line includes DOT-approved steel and aluminum cylinders ranging from five to 420 pounds in size. We also manufacture steel tanks, which are approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to safely hold anywhere from one to 30,000 gallons.

From our humble beginnings of seven employees and one product line, Manchester Tank has grown into an international company of over 850 employees and manufactures a broad line in virtually every one of the low-pressure tank families. In addition to our multiple manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Tennessee and Illinois, we also have distribution points placed across the country. These ensure convenience and timely delivery for all of our valued customers. Combine that with our manufacturing plants in Australia and Chile and it is obvious that Manchester Tank is one of the largest and most comprehensive manufacturers in the industry.

Since our inception, we’ve been serving customers in a variety of fields: recreational vehicles, HVAC assembly, retail mass merchandisers, the U.S. government and propane equipment among many others. As a result, our product line is as diverse as our clientele. Manchester Tank manufactures everything from DOT tanks and cylinders to hand-held torches and motor fuel tanks. We make all of these with an uncompromising eye for quality and a commitment to perfection. Add on the fact that we’re environmentally responsible and it’s easy to see why customers all over the world choose Manchester.

Awards and Recognition

As an industry leader for many years, we have a long history of positive recognition from both our peers and our customers. You can see our complete list of awards and accolades displayed below.

  • 2016 Outstanding Environmental Performance-Fabrication Award - Manchester Tank Quincy

    Manchester Tank & Equipment Company in Quincy, Illinois is awarded the Outstanding Environmental Performance — Fabrication.

    The following factors are considered in the selection process for the current calendar year:

    • Environmental Audit grade
    • Environmental implementation — configuration, training and use
    • McWane EHS MS implementation (environmental portion)
    • Diligence in addressing audit and other corrective actions
    • Demonstrated senior management commitment to environmental excellence
    • Relationship with regulators (local, state and federal)
    • Amount and quality  of resources applied to environmental management
    • Receptiveness to and participation in company-wide environmental initiatives
    • Innovative ideas and solutions on environmental matters
  • 2015 Outstanding Environmental Performance- Fabrication Award

    Manchester Tank & Equipment Crossvile is awarded the Outstanding Environmental Performance- Fabrication Award.

    The following factors are considered in the selection process for the current calendar year:

    •  Environmental Audit grade
    • Environmental implementation – configuration, training and use
    • McWane EHS MS implementation (environmental portion)
    • Diligence in addressing audit and other corrective actions
    • Demonstrated senior management commitment to environmental excellence
    • Relationship with regulators (local, state and federal)
    • Amount and quality  of resources applied to environmental management
    • Receptiveness to and participation in company-wide environmental initiatives
    • Innovative ideas and solutions on environmental matters
  • Environmental Stewardship Program

    In 2008, Manchester Tank in Elkhart completed its first year of membership in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP).

  • 2006 Governor’s Award

    A system that reduces the plant’s demand for electricity, earned Manchester Tank Elkhart the 2006 Governor’s Award for Energy/Renewable Resources.

  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Status

    Manchester Tank achieved OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status.  To achieve Star status, not only do all of the safety and health programs need to be exemplary and their management commitment and employee involvement outstanding, but the 3-year injury rates also need to be below the industry average.