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Caldwell Announces ACTNOW

 caldwell-logo 4000 Tower Road
Louisville, KY 40219
Phone 502-964-3361
Press Release
Contact: K. Ryan Harvey, PE
Phone: 502-964-3361
[email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9:00. A.M. EST, JUNE 5, 2013

 

CALDWELL TANKS ANNOUNCES

act-now-press-release
JUNE 4, 2013: Caldwell Tanks, Inc. is pleased to announce ACTNOW, a project delivery program designed to allow one routine service payment for all aspects of a water infrastructure project.  ACTNOW provides a simple and affordable means for a community to design, construct and maintain a new capital improvement project or rehabilitate and maintain an existing water storage asset.  The ACTNOW program will be offered through ACT, LLC.  Visit CaldwellTanks.com for more information on the ACTNOW program.

About Caldwell Tanks, Inc.
Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Caldwell Tanks, Inc. has been building innovative, customized storage tanks and vessels throughout North America since 1887.  American owned Caldwell Tanks, Inc. is the oldest and largest full service tank company in the world.  Caldwell is the industry leading provider of water storage tanks and growing provider of industrial field-erected tanks, tank asset preservation programs and coatings, power augmentation and wire-wrapped prestressed concrete tanks.
www.caldwelltanks.com

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Caldwell Announces Entry Into Prestressed Concrete Tank Market

 

Contact: K. Ryan Harvey, PE
Vice President – PCT Division
Phone:    502.964.3361
Email:      [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 A.M. EDT, April 04, 2013

 

Caldwell Announces Entry Into Prestressed Concrete Tanks Market

Louisville, KY, April 04, 2013–Louisville-based Caldwell Tanks, Inc. has announced its entry into the wire-wrapped prestressed concrete tank market, opening a new Prestressed Concrete Tank Division.

By entering into the wire-wrapped prestressed concrete tank market, Caldwell will further expand its capabilities to provide storage solutions to customers in the water, wastewater, industrial, energy and process sectors by offering a complete line of every type of liquid-containment structure commonly in use today.

Caldwell’s Prestressed Concrete Tank Division team has vast knowledge of the industry with over three decades of combined experience in both the design and the construction of wire-wrapped, prestressed concrete storage tanks that meet the requirements of the AWWA D110 Standard and the ACI 372 Report.

During 2013, Caldwell intends to design and build prestressed concrete tanks throughout most of the continental U.S. except for sites located in Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.   However, Caldwell intends to begin serving these areas in January 2014 when it expands its operation to serve customers nationwide.

About Caldwell Tanks, Inc.
Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Caldwell Tanks, Inc. has been building innovative, customized storage tanks and vessels throughout North America since 1887.   Caldwell is the industry-leading provider of liquid containment structures including elevated storage tanks, ground storage tanks, industrial field-erected tanks and vertical concrete storage structures.   Caldwell also has divisions for tank asset preservation programs, power augmentation and coatings solutions.

www.caldwelltanks.com

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Safety at Matthews Elevated Water Storage Tank Project a Priority

Mar 6th, 2012

Safety is a major concern on any project, but the Matthews Elevated Water Storage Tank Project that is being managed by the Lowcountry Resident Office of the Charleston District has a much higher percentage of potentially catastrophic risk and exposure than most of the construction work handled by the District. The primary focus is on fall protection for contractors as well as for any employees involved in the quality assurance inspections of this free-standing, 185-foot-high structure.

The Matthews Elevated Water Storage Tank is a one million gallon, composite, elevated tank that has a high-water level approximately 180 feet above existing ground level in Cameron, SC and is a part of the $60 million Lake Marion regional Water System Project. This $2.5 million facility is being constructed by Caldwell Tanks, Inc. (Caldwell) of Louisville, KY. Although this sounds like just another construction job, it is not.

Elevated tank construction is a very specialized type of construction with some very challenging safety concerns that, although not uncommon to the construction industry, are more intense and mitigated with techniques less commonly used for other types of construction,” said Kevin Widener, the Lowcountry Resident Office resident engineer.  “In addition to the high fall exposure, personnel are more exposed to critical environmental elements, such as wind and lightening, and all the more routine construction project hazards, such as potential of dropped or falling debris, confined workspace, etc.”

This construction site is using an array of preventative measures such as ladder climbing devices, vertical life lines, retractable lines, a safety net, barriers, double lanyards, controlled accesses, restricted work areas, extensive training with safety visibility and more to ensure worker safety.

Caldwell Tanks, Inc. has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety. Their team has readily embraced the Corps Safety and Health Requirements Manual and has worked diligently to adapt and incorporate into their operations any requirements found to be more stringent while willingly explaining and demonstrating the various aspects of their proprietary safety systems.

All employees have received the proper training in fall protection as per the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” Safety and Health Requirements Manual and from the OSHA construction standard. Rhodes Roberts, quality assurance technician, and Clifford Williams, civil engineering technician, are two District employees that climb this tower on a regular basis and are required to be protected from falls 100 percent of the time. They do this by wearing a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) with a double lanyard when other means of protection are not in place.

Access up the pedestal during construction is achieved via a temporary ladder with a vertical life line and rope grab to which the PFAS is hooked. Once the climber reaches the working platform, they hook their extra lanyard to an anchorage on the platform and then unhook from the rope grab and continue to alternate lanyard hooks until safely above a safety net that is hung immediately below the work platform. Once above the net, personnel are allowed to work without being tied off since a potential fall to the safety net is less than six feet.

However, if the exterior walls have not been raised for the next lift, all personnel are tied off to retractable horizontal life lines that can rotate around the center of the platform allowing movement without having to perform multiple hooking/unhooking. All work on the outside of the pedestal wall is performed by a worker using a chair suspended from a hoist dedicated for this effort while connected to an independent retractable life line. All life lines are designed to support at least 3,000 pounds and the retractable units activate in a manner that will prevent the user from falling more than two feet.

The use of the above processes provides fail-safe fall protection of all personnel ensuring that they cannot fall more than six feet at any time. When working at these heights, one needs to have confidence knowing that if the unthinkable happens, they will be protected.

The District”s goal, for both employees and contractors, is that they go home each and every day to their families without accident. This project is more than halfway complete with work above 140 feet and has incurred no incidences to date.

** Source: Written by Kevin Widner, David Dodds and John Lindsay US Corps of Army Engineers, Volume 3, Issue 3

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Caldwell Tanks, Inc. Featured on Modern Marvels

Feb 3rd, 2012
Contact: Kevin J. Gallagher, P.E.
Phone: 502.964.3361
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9:30 A.M. EST, February 3, 2012

CALDWELL TANKS, INC. FEATURED ON MODERN MARVELS

LOUISVILLE, KY FEBRUARY 3, 2012: Louisville-based Caldwell Tanks, Inc. was featured on the television show, Modern Marvels: Under Pressure, on H2, of the History Channel network, on Monday, January 30, 2012. The show featured Caldwell’s projects in the Town of Leesburg and in Loudoun County, Virginia. The Loudoun Water project, at 6,000,000 gallons, is the largest elevated water storage project on a single site in the country. Caldwell built two (2) Composite Elevated Tanks at the site, each having capacities of 3,000,000 gallons.

Caldwell would like to recognize Loudoun Water, The Town of Leesburg, Virginia, and Hazen and Sawyer, Environmental Engineers and Scientists for the opportunity to work together in completing these extensive and high profile projects.

To view this 4-minute video clip, please follow the URL below:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAXer0IWUE

About Caldwell Tanks, Inc.

Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Caldwell Tanks, Inc. has been building innovative, customized storage tanks and vessels throughout North America since 1887. Caldwell is the industry leading provider of water storage tanks and a growing provider of industrial field-erected tanks, vertical concrete storage structures, concrete construction for foundations, tank asset preservation programs, power augmentation and coatings solutions. www.caldwelltanks.com

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Caldwell Tanks, Inc. Receives Safety Awards From STI/SPFA

May 3rd, 2012

2011 STI/SPFA Safety Award Winners

Safety Award of Excellence Winners
The Safety Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding safety performance and is awarded to companies whose employees have achieved a safety record of 12 consecutive months with Zero OSHA Recordable Incidents.

Caldwell – Civil

Safety Award of Achievement Winners
The Safety Award of Achievement is provided to companies whose employees have achieved a minimum of a 10% reduction in the rate of OSHA Total Recordable Incidents, as compared with their average rate for the previous three years.

Caldwell – Industrial
Caldwell – Louisville

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Caldwell Announces Association with Fusion Tanks & Silos

May 25th, 2012
Contact: Kevin J. Gallagher, P.E.
Phone: 502.964.3361
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 P.M. EDT, May 25, 2012

CALDWELL TANKS, INC. ANNOUNCES ASSOCIATION WITH FUSION TANKS & SILOS

LOUISVILLE, KY MAY 25, 2012: Louisville-based Caldwell Tanks, Inc. is pleased to announce its association with Fusion Tanks & Silos. Fusion has substantial experience in the engineering and manufacturing of glass-fused-to-steel bolted tanks and silos around the world since 1959. With Fusion Tank & Silos’ experience and expertise in the glass-fused-to-steel bolted tank market, Caldwell Tanks is able to further expand its capabilities to meet customer storage needs in the water, wastewater, industrial, process and waste storage sectors. Caldwell will build glass-fused-to-steel bolted composite elevated tanks throughout the United States and ground storage glass-fused-to-steel bolted tanks regionally across all industry sectors.

About Caldwell Tanks, Inc.

Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Caldwell Tanks, Inc. has been building innovative, customized storage tanks and vessels throughout North America since 1887. Caldwell is the industry leading provider of water storage tanks and growing provider of industrial field-erected tanks and vertical concrete storage structures, concrete construction for foundations, tank asset preservation programs, power augmentation and coatings solutions. www.caldwelltanks.com

About Fusion Tanks & Silos

Fusion Tanks & Silos is the USA trading name of Permastore Limited which is a UK registered company established since 1959, providing substantial experience in the engineering and manufacturing of bolted tanks and silos. Internationally recognized as the world’s leading dedicated glass-fused-to-steel tanks and silo manufacturer, Fusion has supplied more than 300,000 structures, installed on over 90,000 sites in over 110 countries worldwide. Fusion is at the forefront of development of glass-fused-to-steel (GFS) / glass-line-steel (GLS) tanks, which are utilized to give customers the optimum solution for the containment requirements. The company’s experience in municipal, industrial, and agricultural markets ensure that the tanks and silos offered are proved to be secure, long life solutions to suit each individual application.www.fusiontanks.com

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