hit Missouri six months or a year later. And that same rule
applies when business increases nationally. It will take some
time, but Missouri will lag behind the rest of the country in
showing an upswing. Missouri will do away with single-walled
tanks next year, and for now, we are purchasing our dual-walled tanks from someone else. And we will make the switch
and start manufacturing dual-walled tanks if the market
dictates it. There are still single-walled tanks being installed
in Missouri, and I am still making those.
The switch to double-walled tanks will take a signi;cant
capital investment, so if the market comes back in a way that
I can justify it, Mid-South can be in the dual-walled tank
market anytime we want to.
PEI Journal: Looking back at your career in the industry,
are you pleased?
Underwood: I have been in the industry at least 45 years, and
I look back on my time here and I am very satis;ed with the
things we have accomplished and the decisions we have made.
We’re all pro;t-oriented or else we would not be in business.
But in the end, it’s not about how much money I make; it’s
about having a happy customer. I am happy that I have maintained the reputation that I am fair and not just somebody who
wants to stick a wad of money in my pocket.
Historically, Mid-South has been here over 50 years, and we
have done outstanding work. I take great pride in that. You live
every day based on what our reputation is, and I am very proud
of the reputation we have been able to keep over the years.
Chris Bouldin is program director at PEI and
a contributing editor to the PEI Journal. Reach
him at email@example.com.
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