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Fibrewound Pressure Tanks can be handled by one person.

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November 6, 2002 - Available in 40- and 48-gallon models, Signature 2000 tanks utilize FDA approved air cells that resist chlorine and do not promote taste or odor problems associated with iron bacteria. Tanks, wrapped with more than 3 miles of overlapping, continuous fiberglass strands, are sealed with high-grade epoxy resin and oven cured. Composite construction does not rust, corrode, dent, or scratch. Epoxy-rich surface finish reduces fiberglass fuzzing and resists UV effects.

Sta-Rite Industries, Inc.

293 Wright St., Delavan, WI, 53115, USA

Original Press Release

WICOR Water Systems Group Offers Light, Durable Fibrewound Tanks

Press release date: October 3, 2002

DELAVAN, WI --- WICOR Industries Water Systems Group has added 40-gallon and 48-gallon models to round out its line of Signature 2000 fibrewound pressure tanks.

Built tough for quality and durability, every signature 2000 tank utilizes a durable, FDA approved air cell that's resistant to chlorine and will not promote taste or odor problems often associated with iron bacteria that may be present in the water supply.

Other features include: o Exclusive serviceability, without taking the take off-line o Resists dents, scratches and rust o Up to 50% lighter than comparable steel tanks makes one-person installations possible o Epoxy-rich surface finish reduces fiberglass "fuzzing", and resists UV effects

Each tank is wrapped with more than three miles of overlapping, continuous fiberglass strands, sealed with high-grade epoxy resin and oven cured. The tough composite construction means longer-lasting tanks that will not rust, corrode, dent or scratch. The lightweight tanks are half the weight of steel tanks of the same capacity and can be handled easily by one person for easy installation. The tanks also feature a top-mount design for easy access to the air cell.

Professional installers should contact their salesman or distributor for more information.

WICOR Industries, which also offers a complete line of premium steel pressure tanks, is the manufacturing subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC). The Water Systems Group, headquartered in Delavan, Wisconsin, is the only manufacturer to design and manufacture both steel and fibrewound tanks, and is a leader in pumps and water processing equipment for the water systems, irrigation, pool and filtration markets.

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