Chattanooga Boiler & Tank has Provided Quality & Engineering Since 1905

Chattanooga Boiler & Tank Company was founded in 1905 by E.J. Walsh, I.B. Merriam, and E.C. Patterson Sr. to serve the boiler repair and vessel fabrication needs of the Tennessee Valley area of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The original location was on Eleventh Street, near the location of the current TVA office building in downtown Chattanooga. In 1915, the company moved to Main Street, where it is currently located today.

The company originally worked on steam radiators that were used to heat residential homes during the early 1900’s. The emphasis of the company at its start was routine maintenance and repair on these boilers that were heating the homes of the region. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the focus shifted away from boiler fabrication to pressure vessel storage tanks. In the early years of the company, steel plates and material were unloaded and moved into the Main Street shop using a team of mules. “Pull dogs” were hooked to the sheets, and then a mule team would pull them into the shop.

Our reputation as a competent and efficient tank and vessel fabricator grew to the point that boiler work was de-emphasized and eventually phased out in favor of the tank fabrication and erection business. The name, Chattanooga Boiler & Tank, was left unchanged to preserve continuity with our valued customers.

Today, Chattanooga Boiler & Tank Company, a subsidiary of Williams Enterprises of Georgia, fabricates and erects storage tanks and pressure vessels throughout the continental United States and ships pre-fabricated units around the world. Our main emphasis is on designing and constructing both shop-fabricated and field-erected tanks, stacks, silos and pressure vessels from stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum and exotic alloys. We also specialize in larger, more complex shop fabricated tanks, pressure vessels, custom fabrication and other welded steel plate structures.

Our primary markets are the PowerPulp & PaperChemicalMetal & Mining, Water & Wastewater and Oil & Refining industries. To contact our Sales Department for a quote, please Email or call us at (423) 266-7118.

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