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Due to the ‘Stay at Home’ order enacted over the weekend for the State of Illinois, our headquarters staff has moved to working remotely. You may contact us with any questions during this time. We have created the following to help direct your call or email to the appropriate individual...

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Padungsilpa Engineering Co., Ltd. Awarded STI Permatank® Top Producer of the Decade

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) is pleased to announce Padungsilpa Engineering Co., Ltd. as the Top STI Permatank® Producer of the Decade. STI/SPFA Executive Vice President Wayne Geyer presented the decade award-winning plaque to Padungsilpa Engineering Co., Ltd. Managing Director Supara Sinsamudpadung in Thailand on February 7, 2020. The plaque was presented in a ceremony at the company's facilities with staff present.        

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Safety Awards Program Applications Being Accepted Until March 13

Applications for the STI/SPFA Safety Awards are now being accepted. Learn more about the awards and access the application forms today! Deadline to submit an entry is Friday, March 13 by 5 p.m. Central Time. 

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STI/SPFA Annual Meeting Cancelled

Unfortunately, the STI/SPFA Annual Meeting planned for April 4-7 has been cancelled. Please contact Cindy Born at cborn@steeltank.com for more information. 

The event will be held April 4-7 at the Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. The room block is open, be sure and reserve your room before it is too late.  


Register today to secure your spot for education, networking, and recognition. 

Visit the event site for more information and updates as they become available. 

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2019 STI/SPFA Product Award Entries Now Being Accepted

Entries are now being accepted for the STI/SPFA 2019 Steel Product Awards. Enter your submission today!

Deadlines for Steel Product Awards: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5 pm Central time

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The 5th Edition of AWWA M11 Pipe Design Clarified #4

One of STI/SPFA’s goals with our expert’s design tips is to point out important changes in the new edition of AWWA M11 and to provide background of why such revisions were made.  Steel pipe systems have been designed, fabricated, and installed with decades of experience, achieving reliable and long-lasting operational service, while establishing proven safety factors that the engineering community has trusted.  Steel pipe manufactured to AWWA standards are usually considered an engineered product and require a certain amount of engineering input to be functional for a water facility. This article will review Good Engineering Practice and how some design criteria has evolved from Good Engineering Practice.

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2018 Product Award Winners Announced at STI/SPFA Annual Meeting

The 2018 STI/SPFA Product Award winners were announced on July 20, 2019 at the Awards Dinner during the STI/SPFA Annual Meeting. Winners were recognized both during the dinner, and through a press release distributed after the event. You can also view the winners, and all entries, on the STI/SPFA website.

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Emerging Leaders Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Emerging Leader Conference. This event will be held for two - 1/2 days on October 8th and 9th at Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. 


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Awards Presented at 2019 Quality Control Meeting

STI/SPFA presented various awards during the STI/SPFA Quality Control Meeting in April. The presentation included awards for quality and achievement in welding simulation.

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2019 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the members-only 2019 STI/SPFA Annual Meeting July 20-23 at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.

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