Several industries in the United States (in fact, the world) share at least one thing in common: their use of above ground storage tanks (AST). AST units store everything from oil and industrial chemicals to liquid fertilizer and water. Some tanks are capable of holding more than 50,000 gallons of materials! These tanks are typically constructed on-site because of their size. Stainless steel tank manufacturers, however, also build many other tanks off-site (which are, needless to say, smaller). Regardless of their size and purpose, these tanks provide storage for the materials we use everyday either directly or indirectly. From buying plastic products to pumping gas in our cars, our everyday lives feature things directed from materials stored in these tanks across the country.