Superior Industries LLC acquires cargo tank builder Trans-Tech Industries
Oct 10, 2011 2:21 PM
Morris MN-based Superior Industries LLC announced the acquisition of Trans-Tech Industries, a leading manufacturer of aluminum truck tanks in Brewer ME. The deal was effective September 30
Founded by Ken Peters and Bob Neal in 1985, Trans-Tech manufactures truck-mounted cargo tanks used in refined fuel transport, aircraft refueling, water transport, and wood pellet delivery.
Ken Peters, who will continue as president of the company, advanced the Trans-Tech rectangular tank design with research and finite element analysis (FEA) from the University of Maine. Featuring a press brake formed tank, the design offers an innovative low center of gravity, which is proven to greatly reduce the chance of rollovers by decreasing product sloshing inside the tank. The safe tank design also is a result of precise fit-up and quality welding techniques giving customerís long lasting value and performance.
This acquisition makes Trans-Tech a sister company to Morris-based Westmor Industries, a premier up-fitter of tank trucks, including propane bobtails, and the distributor representing Trans-Tech tanks in the upper Midwest.
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