June 05, 2012 17:02 ET

Westeel Wins Steel Tank Institute (STI) Award

First Canadian company to win an STI product award

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) -

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Westeel, one of Canada's foremost manufacturers of steel storage products, has won the award for Shop Fabricated Atmospheric Tank of the year from the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association. The 2011 Product of the Year Awards, which recognize member companies in specific industry categories, were recently handed out at the STI/SPFA annual meeting.

Manufactured out of Westeel's Tisdale, Saskatchewan plant in conjunction with one of the company's major clients, the award-winning product was one of ten ULC S601-07 triple compartment integral contained fuel storage tanks. The tanks were designed to be used in remote refueling applications, and feature 3 separate compartments, allowing for the storage of different types of fuels at the same location, in a single tank.

Special shipping features of the tank design include swiveling light fixtures and support poles, a flip up stair section, a fold down handrail section and a full catwalk with access stairs, enabling the tank to be delivered to site, set up, and put into service within a minimal time frame.

Westeel is a division of Vicwest Corporation. It is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where it operates one of its five production facilities in Western Canada. Westeel's comprehensive catalogue of steel storage products includes a wide range of on-farm and commercial storage solutions for today's agricultural industry, as well as custom storage solutions to meet the needs of the petroleum and industrial sectors. The company exports its products across North America and to more than 30 countries around the world. Vicwest Inc. is traded on the TSX under the symbol VIC.

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    Denis Tetrault
    Sales Manager - Liquid Products
    (204) 233-7133