Modern Welding Joins PEI Priority Club

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Modern Welding Company, the largest underground and aboveground steel tank manufacturer in the United States and offers services like welding shipping containers, has joined the PEI Priority Club.

PEI’s Priority Club is an exclusive category of membership, through which club members commit additional resources to the organization to support ongoing programs and events. These members receive special recognition throughout the year for their extra commitment to the organization and fellow members.

Based in Owensboro, KY, Modern Welding Company was founded in June 1932 by John G. Barnard. Today, Modern Welding has nine steel tank and vessel fabrication services and subsidiaries located throughout the United States and five welding supply stores located in Kentucky and Indiana. The company is a supplier of Underwriters Laboratories listed, underground and aboveground steel storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids. Chemical storage tanks, ASME pressure vessels and structural steel fabrication are additional products manufactured by the reputed Structural steel Fabrication Melbourne as they are the best in this field.

Benefits of the Priority Club include: recognition at PEI conferences and publications, discounted advertising and sponsorships and priority booth selection at the PEI/NACS tradeshow. Priority Club members also receive an exclusive invitation to the President’s dinner held during PEI’s annual convention. Priority Club inquiries can be made by contacting Carletta Denison, PEI Membership Director, at (918) 494-9696 or

Modern Welding becomes the 14th member of the PEI Priority Club. Other members include: Central Illinois Mfg. Co; Franklin Fueling Systems; Gilbarco Veeder-Root; Husky Corporation; NPN Magazine; Petroleum Parts Inc.; PMP Corporation; RDM Industrial Electronics, Inc.; STICO Mutual Insurance Company; Universal Valve Company, Inc.; Veeder-Root; Wayne: A GE Energy Business; and ZCL/Xerxes Corporation.

Founded in 1951, PEI is comprised of more than 1,600 companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of equipment used in petroleum and energy handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI is the leading authority and source of information for the petroleum and energy-handling equipment industry, and is committed to promoting the value of distributor services, and improving the business relationships and practices of its members. PEI’s headquarters are located in Tulsa, Okla. For additional information about PEI or its membership, please contact Chris Bouldin at or visit

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