about flextank usa.
Flextank Inc. is a family owned business that started trading in 2006. It is owned by John and Jan Smeaton of Athens, GA where the main office is located. The tanks are manufactured and assembled in Vancouver, WA situated on the I-5 / I-205 corridor. This location provides for excellent shipping services at reasonable rates. In addition to domestic truck shipments this location is convenient for export container shipments sent out of either Portland, OR or Seattle, WA depending upon shipping schedules.
Our current products are American designed and manufactured and we buy components from 15 states. We have a philosophy of innovation, working with local suppliers and product improvement based upon customer feedback.
Why Athens GA? (It is not exactly the center of the wine industry even though there is a growing industry in Georgia producing some unique local wines that are developing a loyal following.)
Athens (Home of The University of Georgia Bulldogs) was the last stop before retirement from a career in the biotech industry for John. The wine interest comes from the family vineyard located in the Adelaide Hills wine region of South Australia, and currently leased to a major wine company. Athens has proven to be a good location for quality services at fair prices, and we rely upon local businesses for services such as our back office requirements, intellectual property management, website and machine shop prototyping activities.
Modern communications have allowed us to develop the business from the Athens base and the Eastern time zone gives an extra 3 hours on our day for working with our West Coast customers and suppliers. Our local airport is Atlanta and we enjoy non stop service to markets in Europe, South America and South Africa as we expand into export markets. Even Australia is only 1 stop away.
Our products are now making fine wine in 48 states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Meeting, visiting and interacting with our custumers is what makes the business rewarding.
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