ATS Group LLC said Jan. 2 that it had completed the strategic acquisition of Willbros Tank Services from Houston-based Willbros Group Inc. on Jan. 1.

The expanded company will operate as ATS Group LLC (Alliance Tank Service). ATS will have offices in Cushing, Okla.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Channelview, Texas.

“Customers should expect the same familiar faces in the office, on the shop floor and in the field. The new ATS will continue to provide the same outstanding customer service and quality performance clients are accustomed to,” said ATS President and CEO John Allcorn.

“With the acquisition of Willbros Tank Service, we are excited to be able to offer our customers expanded resources for steel tank construction and tank repair,” said Allcorn. “We value the people employed by Willbros Tank Service, and the company’s processes and procedures. Combining Willbros’ team with ATS’, we’ll be collectively stronger, safer, more reliable and more responsive to customers. ATS’ and Willbros’ individual strengths will dovetail nicely and allow us to expand workflow and widen our geographical reach.”

Launched in 2008, Alliance Tank Services is now a turnkey tank service provider that offers premium tank-storage applications including: aboveground storage tank construction (API 650, API 620, and AWWA), API 653 tank repairs, civil and structural engineering design, concrete foundation design, in-house drafting, cathodic protection, secondary containment, piping, as well as consulting services. Recently, ATS expanded its shop tank fabrication facility, which produces a variety of specialty shop tanks.

To date, ATS has erected shop tanks and field tanks for liquid feed, liquid fertilizer, asphalt, water, ethanol and petroleum in more than 30 states.