Oilmens Celebrates 60 Years Building Truck Tanks and 6,000 square-foot expansion with Open House

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Oilmen’s Equipment Corp., the parent company of Oilmen’s Truck Tanks, Inc., invited customers, vendors, and community members to join their employees for a southern-style BBQ lunch and tour of their corporate headquarters.

Aerial photo of Oilmen's 80,000 square foot headquarters, which sits on 25-acre site.

Oilmen's Corporate Headquarters

With this sixth expansion, our facility now encompasses 80,000 square feet and sits on a 25-acre site.

Oilmen’s Equipment Corp., the parent company of Oilmen’s Truck Tanks, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with an Open House at their corporate headquarters in Spartanburg, SC. Oilmen’s invited customers, vendors, and community members to join its employees for a southern-style BBQ lunch and tour of their 80,000 square-foot facility.

Attendees were greeted at the Parts Counter and paired with long-time employees who gave tours of the three main companies (OEC Fluid Handling, OEC Petroleum Systems, and Oilmen’s Truck Tanks) on the way to the vendor exhibit area. OEC Fluid Handling featured its shop on the tour and had several base mounted pumps on-site as well as DEF bulk storage tanks for Diesel Exhaust Fluid on display in the parking lot. OEC Petroleum Systems displayed pictures of recently completed commercial and retail fueling sites. Oilmen’s Truck Tanks had units in various stages of the manufacturing process, positioned from start to finish, to give guests an in-depth look at how a truck tank is assembled.

Lunch was served in the recently completed 6,000 square foot expansion. Attendees enjoyed meeting representatives from Balcrank, Blackmer, Betts, Civacon, DAB Leader Pumps, Dieghan Equipment, Dixon Valve, Emco Wheaton, Flux Pumps, GoodYear, Hannay, Husky, Jefferson Valve, Liquid Controls, Micro-Matic, MP Pumps, Muncie Power, and OPW. in addition, parked outside were the latest chassis by Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, and Western Star.

Guests were given the opportunity to have their picture taken in the restored 1920’s mule-drawn oil wagon. The oil wagon, previously a fixture at many state and industry trade shows, had been retired several years ago after it was damaged in an off-site fire. Piedmont Truck Paint Service, another division of Oilmen’s, meticulously restored the unit for this special event. Visit "Oilmen’s Truck Tanks" on Facebook for additional photos, or enjoy the event's slide show "Oilmen's Celebrates 60 successful years in the Petroleum Business."

About Oilmen's
Oilmen’s is a family owned and operated company of about 100 employees. Oilmen’s was started in 1945, but was not incorporated until 1951. The original company was located in a building less than 1/4 miles from the current facility, which was built in 1980. The current building has seen six expansions, the latest of which added eight bays to the Truck Tank Welding Shop.

OEC Fluid Handling is a distributor for pumps, meters, and process controls to the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and plastic industries. OEC Fluid Handling has sales offices in Charlotte and Greensboro, NC, in addition to the one in Spartanburg, SC. OECFH has bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid tanks available for shipment nationally.

OEC Petroleum Systems provides sales and service of fuel dispensing systems, and related equipment such as: Ruby Point of Sale (POS), POS Terminals, Storage Tanks, Transfer Pumps, Fuel Piping, Electronic Tank Monitors, and Fleet Fueling Card/Key Systems, which can be shipped anywhere in the continental US.

Oilmen’s Truck Tanks assembles fuel, lubricant, waste oil, DEF, water, and other specialty pumping trucks and ships them worldwide. Oilmen’s maintains an inventory in excess of $6 million and operates a fully stocked Parts Counter with parts ready to ship same day.


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