Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. Acquiring Ditch Testing, Leading Provider Of Propane Tank Refurbishment, Recertification And Logistics

FRANKLIN Tenn. – June 7, 2024 – Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., a manufacturer of steel and aluminum bow pressure tanks and cylinders for storage and transport of pressurized gas applications announced today it is acquiring the business assets related to the tank refurbishment and tank recertification business of Ditch Testing, a Canadian company. The transaction will be completed by month end.

In 1997, Dan Leblanc founded Ditch with a drive to provide exceptional service to the liquid petroleum industry in North America. For over 25 years, Ditch has grown its tank refurbishment and recertification operations in New Brunswick and Alberta, Canada. Ditech’s industry-lading innovation and quality complements Manchester Tank’s product offering, brings additional value to its customers and promotes continuous improvement across operations.

“Joining forces with Ditech is a natural fit for our company. Our footprint expands to provide the full product lifecycle – from manufacturing to refurbishment and recertification,” stated Manchester Tank President Jordan de Lima. “The addition of Ditech enables our customers to reduce costs by saving depreciating assets and take advantage of Ditech’s logistics management process, ensuring tanks are recertified on time and arrive seamlessly at their required destination.

de Lima added, “Our company upholds a long standing tradition of excellence and remains committed to our vision of quality, innovation and service. The inclusion of Ditch marks the next phase in our pursuit of improvement, and I eagerly look forward to all that we will accomplish together.”

According to Ditch’s founder and CEO Dan Leblanc, “We are extremely pleased to join Manchester Tank a company that shares a decades-old passion for combining innovation and performance with superior customer service. Together our companies will continue to meet the growing needs of our customers at home and abroad.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Manchester Tank & Equipment Co.

A McWane Inc. family company, Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and global distributor of low-pressure vessels for the storage and transport of propane, chemicals compressed air another industrial applications since 1946. Its headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, with manufacturing facilities in Campbellsville, Kentucky: Quincy, Illinois; Echuca. Australia; and Sri City, India.

(Lesley Shorter – Manchester Tank & Equipment Co.)