EA Tanks was incorporated on June 18, 1980, in the State of Minnesota and is a 100% employee-owned company headquartered in Oakdale, MN. The company was formed to pursue an opportunity to become an authorized  municipal and industrial dealer of bolted steel porcelain enamel coated tanks for A.O. Smith Products. Glass Fused To Steel tanks possess a porcelain enamel coating that requires minimal maintenance during its lifetime and never requires sandblasting or painting. EA Tanks has constructed over 1,200 Glass Fused to Steel tank installations since 1980. In 1980, EA Tanks made an innovative promise to its customers that  “Our tanks will never require painting.”  Not one EA Tanks installed glass fused to steel tank has been painted since.

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was created in 1992 and was used as an exit strategy to assist the original owners of the business in staging their retirement from the company. These original owners were Chuck Singer, Holly Grubb and Tom Perry. The three were completely retired from the business by the year 2000 and Chuck Singer, former president, remained on the Board of Directors until early 2010. The second generation majority stock holders of the company are Tony Belden, Travis Hackworthy and Andy Cunningham (now retired). These three played a significant role in transitioning the original founders of the company into retirement while creating a company structure and culture that perpetuated growth. Along with the help of Mark Lindgren, and Kathy Hemen, the current management team has grown the stock value of the company substantially, while significantly outperforming all publicly traded stock markets during that same time span. Another group of key managers and employees have been hired that continue to build the strength and value of the company. For a complete list of employees and their respective roles please see the “ Our Experts” page on our website.

Significant expansions in dealerships and territories have taken place four times since 1999. In addition to the Minnesota territory, EA Tanks expanded into in Colorado (1999), Kansas (2005), Arizona (2009) and Oregon (2012). The company now has exclusive territorial rights to sell Glass-Fused-To-Steel bolted tanks nationwide. 

In March 2016, EA Tanks announced the strategic partnership with Permastore, the world’s leading bolted Glass-Fused-to-Steel tank and silo manufacturer, a partnership that will be key to EA Tanks’s long-term growth strategy. To achieve its company growth objectives, EA Tanks has aligned with Permastore, a manufacturer that has the extensive industry knowledge and the highest commitment to quality to stay ahead of the industry. This partnership will ensure long-term commitment to new product and operational processes for EA Tanks’s current and prospective customers across the United States.