Newberry Tanks Opens State-of-the Art Facility
Newberry Tanks Opens State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Memphis, TN
March 31, 2022 West Memphis, AR – Newberry Tanks, a leading manufacturer of steel tanks and equipment, today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art tank manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The 40,000 sq. ft. facility effectively doubles their manufacturing and storage capacity in Memphis.
Supporting the company’s philosophy of “New Thinking,” Newberry designed the facility to allow flexibility in its manufacturing of rectangular tanks and cylindrical tanks. Significant investments have been made in fabrication and material handling equipment. Tanks are moved via an overhead tract system instead of forklifts through the finishing process. Painting is accomplished using cutting-edge paint application technology, enhancing the look and finish of the tank.
The streamlined workflow eliminates stop-and-go activities on the production floor, so throughput can be significantly expanded. The new operation will ultimately increase production four-fold on rectangular tanks and support up to six new work cells for cylindrical tanks. This additional capacity supports the company’s long-term goals to further service its existing customers and expand its reach to new customers.
“This is exciting growth for Newberry and an example of our long-standing commitment to the Memphis and West Memphis communities,” said Matt Kohnke, President and COO of Newberry Tanks. “Our operations are now more scalable as we continue to grow the business. We expect to triple our workforce in Memphis by the end of 2022.”
The current Memphis shop at 2270 Channel Avenue will relocate to the new facility at nearby 3109 Fontaine Road in Memphis.