The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association is a not-for-profit trade association with a rich history representing the steel fabrication industry. Our members are fabricators of steel shop-fabricated storage tanks, field erected storage tanks, water pipe and pipelines, pressure vessels and heat exchanges, and specialty fabricated products. Members’ customers include the petrochemical, power generation, food, pharmaceutical, fuels, wastewater, and water transmission industries.

A Little More About the Association

The Steel Tank Institute has been a creator of cutting-edge storage tank technology since 1916. Continued relationships with government and third-party agencies help STI/SPFA advocate for the highest standards. In 2004, the Steel Plate Fabricators Association joined with STI adding members in field erected storage tank, pipe, pressure vessel, and specialty product fabrication.

Today, STI/SPFA continues to be recognized as the best representative of the steel fabrication industry for leading tank technologies, storied history, education, advocacy, and industry networking.

STI/SPFA continues to enhance benefits for members, creating a strong group of fabricators and affiliates for the industry. Some of the core programs of the association are:

  • Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Safety
  • Promotion of the Use of Steel