History

Eaton Metal is a privately owned business that has been incorporated under the same management for (4) generations!

1880

A.N. Eaton General Store Opens

Albert Nathaniel Eaton opens the A.N. Eaton General Store in the Arizona territory, it remains open until the end of the mining boom in 1898.

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1898

A.N. Eaton moves his General Store to Kansas

A.N. Eaton moves his General Store to Kansas, where it remained until 1903. In Kansas, Mr. Eaton purchases the rights to a stock watering tank from a nearby tin shop, this purchase launches Eaton into the metal fabrication business.

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1903

Nebraska & Iowa Steel Company forms in Omaha, NE

Nebraska & Iowa Steel Company is formed at 24 South Grant Street in Omaha, NE. Eaton manufactures water & grain tanks at this location until 1910, growing orders forces the company to a larger facility.

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1919

Eaton opens in Denver

Eaton Metal Products opens in Denver, Colorado.

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1924

Denver plant moves to 4800 York St.

The Denver plant moves to 4800 York St., where it currently operates today.

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1930

Gasoline station pump & tank business begins

The beginning of the gasoline service station pump & tank business. Denver acquires ASME “U” Stamp #74, which we still possess today! WWII – heavily involved prior to the U.S. entering the war Plant thrives as US Navy contracts move from California to Colorado

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1949

Salt Lake City plant opens

Manufacturing plant opens in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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1950

New products fill the shops

New products fill the shops, heavy focus on ASME vessels, bulk plants in the gasoline, oil & LPG business, service station equipment & pumps, tanks of all types & sizes, as well as grain bins. Salt Lake City plant acquires ASME “U” stamp

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1960

Our focus expands

Focus is on silos, storage tanks & tunnels for missile bases, pressure vessels, towers & tanks for the petrochemical & fertilizer industry, power plant projects & casing for nuclear testing. Purchase of Ajax Iron Works & it’s Truco product line

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1970

Focus is on petrochemical pressure vessels

Focus is on petrochemical pressure vessels & towers, fertilizer tanks, pollution control equipment, flat panels & precipitators for power plants, field erected tanks & silos, penstock & piping, oil field tanks & treaters, tubular galleries, as well as bents & towers for power & cement plants. Salt Lake City Plant acquires ASME “R” stamp

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1980

Focus is on tanks, pressure vessels & towers for petrochemical industry

Focus is on tanks, pressure vessels & towers for petrochemical industry, penstock & piping, oil field tanks & treaters, field erected tanks & silos, heat exchangers, pressure vessels for the mining industry & casing for nuclear testing. Installation of the Bertsch #32 (2 ½” X 12′) Plate Roll Move into heavy wall vessel fabrication Fabrication of the first autoclave used for processing gold from sulfide ore

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1990

The mining industry boom generates several major projects

The mining industry boom generates several major projects that include (8) autoclaves, approx. (32) large support vessels, petrochemical tanks, pressure vessels & pipe & piling. Installation of the Bertsch #40 (6 ½” X 13′-4″) plate roll Fabrication of the first (2) hydrotreater reactors in the United States, using the single pass RES (Resistance Electroslag) process Fabrication of The Heaviest Object To Be Transported On The Federal Highway…

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2000

Oil & Gas industry focus

Eaton focused on the oil and gas industry supplying heavy wall carbon and stainless-steel vessels.

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2019

Celebrating 100 Years!

Eaton Metal Products company celebrates 100 years!

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