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Since our founding in 1901, Enerfab’s strong work culture, diversity of operations and quality of employees has made it an industry leader. We continue to serve our customers with safety, quality and innovation.

We invite you to view the stories in our foundation by scrolling across our timeline and reading more about the interesting chapters in our history.

Founding

Nov. 9, 1901. Peter Allison Bishopric signed the Articles of Incorporation for The British-Americ...
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Patent

October 28, 1905 The right product in the right place at the right time was the hallmark of the b...
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Sale & Expansion

March 12, 1906 Waxes and resins formed a part of the company’s inventory until 1906 when the ca...
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Land Purchase

After establishing the company at 37 Main Street in Cincinnati, and a series of moves to larger quar...
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Incorporation

1914 The company incorporated, and then purchased the Mastic Wall Board and Roofing Company, Ltd ...
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New Name

July 31, 1915 The British-America Company changed its name to The Bishopric Products Company. ...
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Prohibition

Nov. 1, 1918 Being in the brewery business certainly had its drawbacks during Prohibition. On thi...
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Tragedy Strikes

Aug. 31, 1937 Our founder, Allison Bishopric, Sr., was tragically killed in an accident with a bu...
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LASTIGLAS Munkadur

1937 Brewing beer is a complicated, delicate process, particularly because it can easily become c...
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Fabrication

1950s As the Linings Division grew through contracts to re-lin...
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Outdoor Vertical Tanks

Installed the first 4,000-barrel vertical tank for the National B...
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Field Erection

1960s The ability to weld sections into one piece tanks in the...
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First Stainless Contract

Late 1960s Bishopric signed its first major contract for stain...
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Fishbach Power Services Acquisition

(April 1998) Enerfab finalized an acquisition of an industrial boiler maintenance company, Fishbach Power Services Inc. This purchase brought Enerfab...
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Nuclear Expansion

Because Bishopric was familiar with the boilermaker trade from brewery work, they believed nuclear f...
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Birth of Power

Purchase of Oberle Jordre (OJ) in 1982 for $500,000. This became the Power Division, the largest and...
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Becomes Enerfab

In 1984, the company changed its name to Enerfab....
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Strategic Hire

1987 Current Chairman, Dave Herche, was instrumental in the development of the Enerfab of today. ...
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Million Gallon Lastiglas Lined Tanks

1990 Tropicana responded positively to Enerfab's suggestion to increase the size of the LASTIGLAS...
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Aseptic Storage

Enerfab pioneered the concept of a turnkey storage solution for the citrus industry. This system ase...
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Pittsburgh Regional Office

(June 1994) Enerfab opened their first regional office located in Bridgeville, PA to provide...
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Ceramic Coating Acquisition

(July 2001) Enerfab acquired assets of a glass coating specialists, Ceramic Coating.....
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Enerfab Purchases Brighton Tru-Edge

(December 2002) Perhaps one of the most pivotal acquisitions, Enerfab purchased Brighton Tru-Edge in 2002, adding...
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Croll-Reynolds Clean Air Partnership

(December 2002) Enerfab teamed up with Croll-Reynolds Clean Air Technologies to develop...
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Phillips Getschow Acquisition

(June 2003) Enerfab acquires Wisconsin-based Phillips Getschow, a mechanical contractor specializing in boiler systems and metal fabrication....
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Enerfab Acquires Aycock Marino

(January 2006) Enerfab brought Aycock Rigging into the team. The company now operates as the Harrisburg Regional Office, bringing expertise ...
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Hamilton Kettles Acquisition

(December 2006) Hamilton Kettles became a part of the Enerfab family of companies. Hamilton Kettles is known for its...
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Piping Systems Acquired, Becomes Enerpipe

(April 2007) Enerfab purchased Piping Systems, a longtime partner of Enerfab. The company now operating as Enerpipe, delivers...
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McDonald Meg-A-Lift Acquisition

(August 2008) Enerfab acquired McDonald Meg-A-Lift Industrial Contractor Erectors, located in Cincinnati. The acquisition brought hoist services, machinery aligning and machinery erection into the Enerfab’s capabilities now available to customers
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BESCO joins Enerfab Family of Companies

(October 2010) Enerfab acquired Broadway Electric Service Corporation (BESCO), one of the largest electrical contractors and services providers in Tennessee...
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Enerfab Expands into Electrical with Brown Electric Acquisition

(February 2010) Brown Electric, located in Dunbar, WV, became a part of Enerfab in 2010, expanding the company’s services to include...
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Dynasteel Acquisition

(August 2011) Enerfab acquired Dynasteel, which specializes in...
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Foley Company Acquisition

(April 2015) Enerfab Power & Industrial, Inc., acquired Foley Company, a leader in...
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