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Tank-building company finds clean energy niche

MIDDLEBOROUGH - Mass Tank Sales Corp. was founded more than 50 years ago to make fuel oil tanks for walk-up apartment buildings in Boston. Over the years, it diversified into water tanks, a variety of fuel tanks, and even confectionery tanks that store unprocessed candy for sweets makers like Necco and Tootsie Roll.

Now, Mass Tank has found a new line of business: wind power. Adapting the techniques it uses to transform steel sheets into tanks of 15,000 gallons or more, the company will make 20-story towers that support wind turbine blades.

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