• columbian-steel-tank-logo
  • 1893
    Columbian Steel Tank Company was founded in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • columbianvaportank-small
  • 1916
    Columbian Steel Tank Company introduces bolted steel storage tanks for petroleum storage.

  • history11 
  • 1918
    Black, Sivalls & Bryson of Kansas City enters the bolted steel tank business.

  • history13 
  • 1921
    Columbian Steel Tank Company announces 20,000 tanks sold into 14 countries and introduces “Tanks for the World” identity.

  • history10 
  • 1929
    API introduces API-12B bolted tank standard with Columbian Steel Tank Company leading the way as monogrammed manufacturer of API-12B tanks.

  • history4 
  • 1936
    AO Smith establishes porcelain enamel process and develops a glass-lined water heater.


  • aquastore_logo_150
  • 1939
    AO Smith launches Aquastore brand of glass-fused-to-steel tanks for water storage.

  • i 
  • 1949
    AO Smith creates Harvestore Products Company to market the glass-fused-to-steel bolted tank technology in the agriculture market.


  • history6 
  • 1964
    Temcor, Inc. founded in California. Buckminster Fuller, the man who invented the geodesic dome, serves on Temcor’s Board of Directors.


  •  r
  • 1967
    Harvestore Product Company launches the Slurrystore liquid waste storage tank brand.


  • e
  • 1970
    Bolted tank division of Black, Sivalls & Bryson acquired by Fred Braun who renames the business TecTank.


  • history2
  • 1974
    Vulcan Tanks, Ltd. in the United Kingdom is founded.


  • history5 
  • 1975
    TecTank was acquired by Peabody International and becomes PeabodyTecTank.


  • o
  • 1977
    Conservatek Industries, Inc. was founded in Conroe, Texas.


  • history3 
  • 1980
    Trico Industries acquires Columbian Steel Tank Company and renames the company Trico Columbian.


  • columbian-steel-tank-logo
  • 1989
    Trico Industries sells Columbian division to Don Wagner who re-establishes the original company name Columbian Steel Tank Company.


  • history9 
  • 1996
    AO Smith purchases Peabody TecTank and merges it with Harvestore Products Company creating AO Smith Engineered Storage Products Company.


  • s 
  • 2000
    CST Industries, Inc. formed with Columbian Steel Tank Company as its initial base business.


  • espclogo_150
  • 2001
    CST Industries, Inc. acquires AO Smith Engineered Storage Products Company.


  • history8 
  • 2002
    CST Industries, Inc. acquires Vulcan Tanks, Ltd. In the United Kingdom establishing its first international manufacturing location.


  • history7
  • 2006
    The Sterling Group acquires CST Industries, Inc.


  • conservatek-150
  • 2008
    CST Industries, Inc. acquires Conservatek Industries, Inc.


  • temcor-150
  • 2009
    CST Industries, Inc. acquires Temcor, Inc.


  • hydrotec_logo_150
  • 2009
    Columbian TecTank launches the HydroTec, PetroTec and BulkTec brands of epoxy coated storage tanks.

  • history1 
  • 2010
    CST Industries, Inc. acquires Weaver Reclaimers.


  • p 
  • 2010
    CST Industries, Inc. combines Columbian TecTank and Engineered Storage Products divisions to create CST Storage.


  • d 
  • 2011
    CST Industries, Inc. combines Temcor and Conservatek Industries divisions to create CST Covers.


  • a 
  • 2012
    CST Industries, Inc. launches the CST Power division to service the unique product and service needs of global Power Market customers.


  • optidome_registered
  • 2016
    CST Industries, Inc. launches the OptiDome flush batten dome as the standard dome design for the municipal market.


  • tectankfp_logo
  • 2016
    CST Industries, Inc. launches TecTank FP, a jackable flat panel bolted tank for the Dry Bulk marketplace.

Featured Projects

  • Dry Bulk & Liquid Storage Tanks

  • Architectural Covers

  • Aluminum Domes, Reservoir & Flat Covers