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Manchester Tank Quincy Sponsors Team for Local Race

Manchester Tank and Equipment in Quincy, Illinois “stepped” up their game this month by sponsoring a team for the 17th Annual Raider Challenge 5K run/walk and 10K run which was held on Saturday, June 23. Team members enjoyed an invigorating walk/run and earned 50 points towards their 2018 Wellness Program goal. Proceeds from the event will assist the Quincy Notre Dame High School Cross Country Team in purchasing equipment, uniforms and offset travel expenses.
Pictured from L-R: Joyce Klingele, Dustin Schultz and son Liam, Mark Speckhart, Bill Robb, Richard Lorasch, Molly Kindhart, Chris Brueck, Will Merida, Gary Nall and Mike Holman (not pictured)
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Manchester Tank Quincy Closes Entire Facility for Safety Day

On June 20, our Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois suspended all production, shipping and receiving operations to focus solely on fostering a safe work environment. The event was a big hit with team members. “Our company cares about us so much, that they’re worried about our safety,” said employee Amy Graham. “They want to make sure we know from top to bottom what needs to be done, how to be safe and where you need to go if you don’t know.”

Click below to watch the local news coverage of the event: http://www.wgem.com/story/38472249/2018/06/20/manchester-tank-holds-annual-safety-day?widgetId=214577&slideshowImageId=12

MTQ 2018 Safety Day

Manchester Tank Products Spotted at Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana

It’s common to spot a Manchester Tank 20 lb. LP Gas Grill Cylinder because they are a product widely used on propane grills. Tony Patton, Engineering Services Manager at Manchester Tank (MTE) Bedford spotted this pair of Manchester Tank 420 lb. Steel DOT Vertical LP Gas Cylinders in service at the Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana. They were manufactured at MTE’s Petersburg, Virginia facility.  Today, these cylinders are manufactured at the Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois.

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Delores Smith Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Manchester Tank

Delores Smith just celebrated her 20th anniversary with Manchester Tank!  The flowers Delores is holding are from her first customer with MTE, Tom Tarantin, the CEO of Tarantin Industries.  Amazingly, Tom remembered her work anniversary and sent her flowers to show his appreciation for her help and support over the past 20 years.  Delores is a Customer Service Representative in MTE’s Franklin office.

We appreciate Delores and her commitment not only to Manchester Tank but to the thousands of Manchester Tank customers.

MTF 2018 Delores Smith 20th Anniversary

Manchester Tank Quincy Celebrates 2017 Safety Record

The Manchester Tank team in Quincy, Illinois ended 2017 with a 2.16 total recordable injury rate and to thank team members for their commitment to working safe every day they recently held a ribeye steak cookout complete with twice baked cheesy potatoes, green beans, roll with tea and lemonade topped off with a Manchester Tank sheet cake. The cookout was catered by the local Hy-Vee Supermarket and team members really enjoyed the lunch.

During the lunch, they reminded team members to follow the job safety analysis (JSA) for every job they perform and the importance of looking for and correcting any hazards in their work area and keeping an eye out for unsafe behaviors.  By following these guidelines, they can have an even better 2018.

MTQ 2018 Safety celebration

Manchester Tank Quincy Team Participates in Tri-State MakerFest

On October 18, members from Manchester Tank & Equipment Company located in Quincy, Illinois (MTQ) facility participated in the Tri-State MakerFest.   MTQ’s General Manager Corrie Eifert, Operations Manager Keith Norris, EHS Manager Rick Nesbit, and HR Manager Mary Kendrick met with approximately 300 students to discuss future career opportunities.

MakerFest is a celebration of the amazing careers available at manufacturing and logistics companies in the Tri-State Region and the young up and coming talent being groomed to fill these careers.  The majority of the day was devoted to high school students and adult job seekers visited the exhibits and participated in demonstrations.  The mission was to show local up and coming talent what the Tri-State Region has to offer and the advantages of considering their home town for a career and introduce adult job seekers to immediate opportunities that are available with local employers.

MTQ 2017 Makerfest celebration collage

Meet McWane: Danny Clymer, Manchester Tank & Equipment

(L to R:  Ruffner Page, Robert Graumann, Danny Clymer, & Larry Whitehead )

(L to R: Ruffner Page, Robert Graumann, Danny Clymer, & Larry Whitehead)

Danny Clymer is retiring from Manchester Tank & Equipment (MTE) after 15 years of service. Danny has served the company in a number of roles including leadership of human resources, operations, engineering, and purchasing / supply chain. He has also been active in managing MTE’s Australian operations for much of the last 10 years.

Manchester Tank held an event in his honor last Thursday night, which was attended by McWane President Ruffner Page and many of Danny’s current and past colleagues from the MTE Franklin office and U.S. plants. Danny had the entire group laughing for close to an hour as he “bequeathed” many of the items from his office that he felt should stay with Manchester team members going forward.

We will miss you, Danny, and wish you all the best in your retirement!