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CST, Fike, and CTI Join Forces

August 13, 2018

Building on its 125+ year legacy as a leading bolted steel tank, silo, and aluminum dome manufacturer, CST Industries announces a new strategic partnership with industrial safety solutions manufacturer, Fike, and environmental and safety consulting firm, Conversion Technology Inc. (CTI).

CST’s partnership with Fike and CTI will provide comprehensive dust explosion solutions for compliance with the new regulation for combustible dust, NFPA 652.  The new combustible dust standard mandates full compliance by October 2018. The new regulation covers a wide range of types of combustible dust used in many application areas across just about all the major industrial and agricultural markets.  

“Accidental dust explosions can lead to significant damage in operations and production. Preventing such events from occurring and reducing their magnitude if they happen, requires a good understanding of what a dust explosion can do. This partnership with Fike and CTI will enable us to offer comprehensive services to ensure the safety of our customers, their personnel and operations,” said Tom DeDonder, VP of construction for CST Industries.

“Backed by 125 years of storage tank legacy, we are the #1 supplier in North America for silos in these applications,” added DeDonder. “Customers choose CST for our market-leading product portfolio, along with our highly capable and experienced team members. This new partnership extends that capability and ensures that we are providing our loyal customers with top level service, innovative solutions, and nearly two centuries of combined experienced.”

For more information about CST’s service offerings and combustible dust testing, visit cstindustries.com.

CST’s existing company portfolio consists of CST Storage, CST Covers, and Vulcan Tanks. Five manufacturing facilities and technical design centers and multiple regional sales offices are located throughout North America and the UK. International offices are located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, UK, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. Currently, more than 350,000 storage tanks and 18,000 covers have been installed in 125 countries throughout the world.

Fike Corp. is a globally recognized supplier of precision-engineered solutions for fire protection, explosion protection, overpressure protection, and pressure activation. Since 1945, its skilled workforce has designed and built solutions for Fortune 500 companies and businesses around the world that want peace of mind from experiencing consequences of serious financial loss or a devastating disaster.

CTI is an environmental and safety consulting firm with experience helping clients nationwide. In the past 30 years, CTI has gained extensive knowledge and experience assisting a wide array of industries in effectively obtaining and maintaining environmental, health, and safety compliance. CTI’s goal is for clients to achieve stellar environmental and safety standards that meet the letter of the law and help clients run a productive and profitable business.

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