- Published 01 Jun 2011
Saskatchewan Company Leads World in Tank Manufacturing Technology
Saskatchewan tank manufacturing company has recently taken a unique "high-tech" approach to its business. AGI Environtank is one of the only tank manufacturers in the world using a unique leading-edge technology in the construction of steel storage tanks.
Dave Burton, Wayne Broeckel
and Herb Ford
Based in Biggar, Saskatchewan, the company was created in 1993 by Dave Burton, Wayne Broeckel and Herb Ford. In 1997, Dave Burton's son, Jeff Burton and Ken Kernohan also became shareholders.
AGI constructs tanks for service stations and oil fields. Originally the tanks were built using teams of welders, but in the province's boom years between between 2006 and 2008, AGI experienced difficulty finding enough employees to fill all of its orders. As a result it began looking for an automated equipment solution.
AGI's leadership team quickly discovered that the technology they were looking for didn't exist in the industry, so they decided to look for similar technology in other industries. They felt they could make modifications to meet their needs.
"We wanted a piece of equipment that provided us with additional capacity and allowed us to ensure our clients a very high quality, flawless product, as well as enabling us to produce our products faster and more efficiently," said Jeff Burton.
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