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D & R Tank Company: Providing Quality Service and Flexible Options

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No project is too big or too small for D & R Tank Company (D&R Tank), a welded steel storage tank contractor based in Albuquerque, N.M. The staff at D&R Tank has over 130 years of collective experience, providing cost-effective, innovative solutions that meet federal, state and local codes. Donnie and Ronnie Ansley, owners and founders of D&R Tank Company, remain fully involved in the business 35 years later.

Founded in 1978, D&R Tank has a rich background and family run values. Donnie boasts 40 years of fabrications experience to the mix, while Ronnie, vice president of D&R Tank, has over 40 years of experience in heavy equipment operations and tank erection. Both Donnie and Ronnie have backgrounds that provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise at D&R Tank, combined with a 70-person staff of individuals that have worked in the steel tank construction business for the many years.

Products and Services

Although D&R Tank’s home office is in Albuquerque, the company also services Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Oklahoma with anything from a 1,000 gallon to a 5 million gallon storage tank, structural constructions or systems solutions. Name the job: D&R Tank will do it. In addition, the company provides a wide range of specialized services, including fabrication, field erection, coating systems, cathodic protections, foundations, yard piping and inspection.

From stage one of a project, D&R Tank is there to offer exceptional design services. The company has registered, on-staff engineers, as well as a drafting staff with many years of experience in the ground storage tank manufacturing industry.

With 90 percent of work done in house, D&R Tank has the capabilities to bring design concepts from prototype to production. The company offers fabrication services that are accurate, efficient and competitive. Wastewater storage, chemical, petroleum, municipal or custom – no matter the design and purpose of the tank, the end result will be a success.

D&R Tank understands a client’s budget in rough economic times. By providing cost-saving refurbishment services, D&R Tank strives to meet customers’ needs. Repairing a tank, rather than replacing it, is often the best solution depending on the extent of the repairs needed.

Such repairs can range from a standard blast and recoating, rafter replacement, center column repair, replacement, reinforcement of shell plates, installing new nozzles, updating ladders to meet OSHA requirements, disinfection services and cathodic protection. D&R Tank’s experts will evaluate an existing tank to provide repair or replacement cost comparisons and options to clients. Self-performing this work allows the company to complete the job in a timely manner, getting the tank back into service as quickly as possible.

Quality Guarantee

Quality is at the forefront of the staff’s promise at D&R Tank. Careful attention is given to every construction and design detail, from the initial needs assessment to field site preparation. Years of working with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Petroleum Institute (API), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the American Welding Society (AWS), the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), as well as FM, NACE and numerous local codes ensures a client’s project will get done safely and up to regulation.

Both Ronnie and Donnie understand it’s this quality guarantee that builds a reputation and successful business. “It’s about how you handle projects,” explains Donnie. “You’ve simply got to do what you’re supposed to do and do it well. We take a lot of pride in getting a job done when a customer wants it, not when get can get around to it. That’s the difference.”

It is evident that it is all about customer service at D&R Tank; anything a customer wants is a priority. “If they tell me they need a 200,000 gallon tank in two weeks, I’ll find a way to make it happen,” says Ronnie. D & R Tank Company is sure to succeed for years to come thanks to the passion and drive of Ronnie and Donnie Ansley.

Published on: March 5, 2013

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