Quick Tanks Inc.’s welded steel tanks are known for their quality of construction; our painted finishes have been rated equal to that produced by the very best industrial paint shops. The reason our products get so many compliments is not just because our people are experienced – it’s because our people care about the quality of the product going out the door. Quick Tanks, Inc. was founded in 1950 by Robert E. Quick, as a producer of galvanized hydropneumatic tanks for the water systems industry. In the late 1970’s, about ten galvanized tank manufacturers existed in the United States. In 1978 with a new management and a new sales policy, Quick Tanks focused on this core product line, and by the mid 1990’s was the only galvanized tank manufacturer left in North America.
In 1987, Quick Tanks, Inc. acquired the assets of a former competitor in the galvanized tank market. This competitor had a proportion of their business in water treatment tanks. Seeing this opportunity, Quick Tanks learned about the needs of the water treatment industry and started to aggressively pursue customers in the water treatment market. Water treatment tanks soon became the largest segment of Quick Tanks Inc.’s business. To facilitate growth and better serve our customers, Quick Tanks, Inc. earned our ASME (boiler & pressure vessel code) “U”, “NB”, and “R” stamps in 1999.
Tom Quick sold the business to Joe Taylor of Kendallville, Indiana in 2016. After 65 years as a family business, it was difficult for Tom to sell. However, the eventual sale was inevitable and Tom wanted to be certain the transition was seamless to the employees and customers. Tom Quick continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations.
Joe Taylor started as a draftsman at Quick Tanks while still in high school. After graduating from Purdue University, Tom suggested that Joe leave Quick Tanks so he would gain the experience of working at another business. After a few years, Tom sold another business, Alum-Elec, to Joe in 1987. That business has thrived under Joe’s management. Alum-Elec is located on Quick Tanks’s property, and the two businesses have worked together closely for almost 30 years.
Quick Tanks, Inc. presently occupies 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space and employs 80 people. Quick Tanks, Inc. produces in excess of 40,000 pressure vessels and tanks annually. The water treatment tanks can be lined and finish coated with Quick Tanks, Inc.’s NSF / ANSI Standard 61 Certified epoxy, or per customer specifications. Sizes range from 7 inches to 168 inches in diameter, and up to 40 feet in length. The fabrication and paint shops have a weight capacity of 45,000 pounds.