As of January, 2019, Why Not Iron has acquired Elston Metal Tanks'
plate and structural rolling equipment.
Our facility is located at 4401 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago,
We will continue to offer the same dependable, quality service that
clients of Elston Metal Tanks have come to rely on.
You can continue to contact us at 773-486-2873 or 773-379-0700.
We look forward to working with you!
Why Not Iron
Elston Metal Tanks is equipped to offer a broad scope of metal
fabrication services. We have for many years been known for our
plate and structural rolling capabilities with an emphasis on
conical shapes�either rolled or press brake formed. With regard to
our structural rolling capabilities, there is a link to pictorial
representations of the various shapes we roll. You will find this
helpful if the terminology is new to you. Also, we have just added
waterjet cutting to our capability list. We are excited about this
relatively new fabricating process and look forward to using it in
your next project.
We can fabricate to your specifications:
Steel * Stainless Steel * Aluminum
- Tanks (Non-Code)
- Tank Stands
- Platforms and Stairways with Railings
- Cones and Transitions
- Caged Ladders
- Stacks and Breechings
- Hoppers and Receivers
- Formed Angles and Channels
- MIG and Heliarc Welding
Plate Rolling Capability
- 72" x 144" cutting area
- 2"-thick materials cut to +/- .005"
Formed Angles & Formed Channels:
3/4" material thickness x 96" long assuming 40 yield KSI
5/8" material thickness x 96" long assuming 55 yield KSI
Thicker material may be rolled in shorter lengths, for
1" material thickness x 42" long assuming 40 yield KSI
7/8" material thickness x 36" long assuming 55 yield KSI
- �" x 12'0" lg.
- 3/8" x 8'0" lg.
- �" x 6'0" lg.
Structural Rolling Capability
For your convenience, we have provided a downloadable DWG
(CAD) file so you can view the products we can make. We have
also provided a link to a free DWG viewer program in the
event that you do not have a program capable of viewing DWG
files. If you just want to quickly view our capabilities, we
have also provided a link to our capabilities in JPG format.
Download DWG (CAD) file
Download Free DWG viewer
View our Structural Rolling Capabilities
- Angle Rings: 6" x 6" x 5/8" leg out
- Angle Rings: 5" x 5" x �" leg in
- Flat Bars: Hard Way to 1�" x 6"
- Bar Rings: EZ-Way to 2" x 10"
- Bar Rings: Square Bars to 3�"
- Beams: EZ-Way to S12 x 31.8#
- Channels: Flanges in to C12 x 20.7#
- Channels: Flanges out to C12 x 20.7#
- Tees: Stem in to WT5 x 44#
- Tees: Stem out to WT6 x 48#
- Square & Rectangular Tubing: to 4" x 4"
- Pipe: 1" - 1�" - 1�" - 2"
- Round Bar: to 3"
* The DWG viewer is a free application that allows you to view DWG
(CAD) files. If you do not already have a viewing program to view
DWG files, you will need to download and install the Free DWG
viewer. Once the viewer is installed, you can open and view the
DWG (CAD) file.