Imperial Industries adds new OSHA-compliant integrated fall protection system to bulk storage tank offerings

September 18, 2018

Visit the bulk storage experts from Imperial at the 2018 PBE Southeast Powder Show to learn how to choose the right storage solutions and stay ahead of ever-changing regulations

Rothschild, Wis. – September 18, 2018 – Important changes are coming to OSHA guidelines regarding fall protection, which will have a significant impact on the design and fabrication of bulk storage tanks. Imperial Industries, which engineers and manufactures one-piece shop-welded bulk storage tanks and silos for a wide variety of businesses and enterprises, has developed a proprietary fall protection solution that meets the new OSHA requirements, giving decision makers one less worry.

Per the new OSHA guidelines, effective November 2018, all new tank builds will require ladder climb sleeves. Imperial Industries has already started manufacturing new tanks with its proprietary integrated ladder design, complying with the new OSHA safety standards.This new offering is just one of many benefits of the Imperial advantage. Unparalleled customization and manufacturing flexibility make Imperial silos the leading choice for applications that include the storage of chemicals, plastics, food ingredients and more. Available in countless combinations of sizes, materials and finishes, the team at family-owned Imperial Industries fabricates its silos to meet the needs of a variety industries and applications, with capabilities including one-piece construction, ASME certification, OEM component installation, specialized linings and coatings and more.

The latest fall protection guidelines are just one of countless factors to consider when designing specialized storage tanks. Visit Imperial in booth #401 at the upcoming PBE Southeast Powder Show, September 25-27, 2018, in Charlotte, NC, to learn how to best determine the right solutions for your business.

“These OSHA changes are significant, but we’ve come to expect regular industry changes. When safety regulations, building codes or industry best practices change, we like to get out in front of them before our customers even start to worry about compliance,” said Tom Nomady, general sales manager at Imperial Industries. Nomady is a regular contributor to trade magazines and industry conferences, writing and speaking on topics like silo design, bulk storage and material handling, and related topics. “At Imperial, we take pride in finding efficiencies for our customers’ businesses, and in staying ahead of the game on their behalf.”

With the recent completion of a 70,000-square-foot expansion to its design and manufacturing facility in Rothschild, Wisconsin, Imperial brings its customers increased capacity for the production of aluminum, steel and stainless steel tanks, and creates room for a new, stainless-only environment that will offer higher-grade purity products and a vastly improved work environment for its growing staff. To learn more about Imperial Industries, call us at 800-558-2945 or visit

About Imperial Industries
At Imperial Industries, we’ve been designing and manufacturing specialized storage solutions for more than 35 years – constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of your industry. That dedication to growing alongside our valued customers has allowed us to develop into an industry-leading manufacturer of aluminum, steel and stainless steel tanks. Today, Imperial Industries operates three distinct product lines, serving the industrial bulk storage, commercial waste and agricultural markets, while also offering comprehensive inspection and repair services and a full line of replacement and custom parts and accessories.

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