STI/SPFA 2020 Board of Directors Announced

Posted by kbruce on 5/13/2020 11:00:28 AM

LAKE ZURICH, IL, May 12, 2020 - The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) Board of Directors were elected by members of the association. Officers for 2020 were also elected by the Board following the online Business Meeting. Terms of new Fabricator Member Board of Directors is for three years. The term for the Affiliate Member Board of Director position is two years.  Read More..

2019 Safety Awards Presented During Online Business Meeting

Posted by kbruce on 5/8/2020 9:44:12 AM

LAKE ZURICH, IL, May 7, 2020 - STI/SPFA announced companies receiving Safety Awards for 2019 during the 2020 online Business Meeting & Awards Presentation. These awards are typically presented during the in-person Annual Meeting, but that meeting had to be cancelled in early April due to COVID-19. We would like to congratulate all of our Safety Award recipients for 2019!  Read More..

STI/SPFA 2019 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Award Winners Announced During 2020 Online Meeting

Posted by kbruce on 5/6/2020 8:27:56 AM

LAKE ZURICH, IL, May 5, 2020 - Winners were recognized in 13 product categories for the 2019 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards during the STI/SPFA online Business Meeting. Winners were slated to be announced at the early April in-person meeting that was canceled due to COVID-19. The presentation took place immediately following the business meeting proceedings.  Read More..

Longtime Supporter and Participant in STI/SPFA Pat Kennedy Passes Away

Posted by kbruce on 4/14/2020 5:19:09 PM

LAKE ZURICH, IL, April 14, 2020 - Pat Kennedy, President of Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc. and longtime Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) supporter passed away April 12 after a courageous battle with COVID-19. Read More..

STI/SPFA Hires Tim O’Toole as Executive Vice President

Posted by kbruce on 4/6/2020 11:33:33 AM

LAKE ZURICH, IL, April 6, 2020 – The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) is pleased to announce the hire of Tim O’Toole to replace current Executive Vice President Wayne Geyer. Geyer plans to retire late in 2020 and STI/SPFA will use this time as a transition period. Geyer joined the association in 1985 and has sat at the helm for more than 30 years.  Read More..


Posted by reasterling on 3/23/2020 3:09:10 PM

Due to the ‘Stay at Home’ order enacted over the weekend for the State of Illinois, our headquarters staff has moved to working remotely. You may contact us with any questions during this time. We have created the following to help direct your call or email to the appropriate individual... Read More..

Padungsilpa Engineering Co., Ltd. Awarded STI Permatank® Top Producer of the Decade

Posted by kbruce on 2/13/2020 11:50:20 AM

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) is pleased to announce Padungsilpa Engineering Co., Ltd. as the Top STI Permatank® Producer of the Decade. STI/SPFA Executive Vice President Wayne Geyer presented the decade award-winning plaque to Padungsilpa Engineering Co., Ltd. Managing Director Supara Sinsamudpadung in Thailand on February 7, 2020. The plaque was presented in a ceremony at the company's facilities with staff present.        

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Safety Awards Program Applications Being Accepted Until March 13

Posted by kbruce on 2/11/2020 2:13:18 PM

Applications for the STI/SPFA Safety Awards are now being accepted. Learn more about the awards and access the application forms today! Deadline to submit an entry is Friday, March 13 by 5 p.m. Central Time.  Read More..

STI/SPFA Annual Meeting Cancelled

Posted by kbruce on 1/16/2020 3:15:34 PM

Unfortunately, the STI/SPFA Annual Meeting planned for April 4-7 has been cancelled. Please contact Cindy Born at for more information. 

The event will be held April 4-7 at the Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. The room block is open, be sure and reserve your room before it is too late.  


Register today to secure your spot for education, networking, and recognition. 

Visit the event site for more information and updates as they become available. 

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2019 STI/SPFA Product Award Entries Now Being Accepted

Posted by kbruce on 11/14/2019 12:41:10 PM

Entries are now being accepted for the STI/SPFA 2019 Steel Product Awards. Enter your submission today!

Deadlines for Steel Product Awards: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5 pm Central time

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