In the News

Nature, family and steel construction – these three things were near and dear to Don Johnston’s heart. So, it’s only fitting that the way Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group chose to honor its late owner was by donating funds, labor, and materials to build a steel bridge that spans a portion off a trail in Audubon Park.

More than 30 people gathered to dedicate the bridge on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Vice President of Risk Management Chris Johnston delivered a heartfelt speech in honor of his late grandfather before the ribbon-cutting ceremony took place.

“This bridge that stands here shows the love and loyalty that he gave every day made a difference,” Chris said. “He always said if they are with you when times are good and they sacrifice for you, when times are bad you sacrifice for them, he meant that and lived by it. You all here have been with us and our family through our trying times, our ups and downs. And through this wonderful, thoughtful, generous gift have given our family and community a way to remember Don and his supportiveness, his generosity, and his love to make sure we have support along the way.”

The new bridge is located on the north side of the older of the two lakes in the park. People can access it from the Wilderness Lake Trailhead. It’s estimated that between 100,000 to 200,000 people will walk across the bridge annually.  See Chris Johnston’s interview with 14 news regarding the bridge @

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival 2019

Volunteers Needed for Handy FestHenderson’s signature music festival could use some helping hands.

The annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival will be held in Audubon Mill Park along the Henderson Riverfront on June 12-15.  Organizers for the free music festival are seeking volunteers to help make sure the event goes off without a hitch.

Without our community’s support, Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group would never be celebrating its 100th anniversary.  Our community supports us, and we want to continue to support our community.  So, PTTG has become a Handy Fest sponsor and is asking its employees to volunteer at the event.

Volunteers are needed to sell raffle and half pot tickets, to take surveys, and to work the Java Shake Booth.  The majority of the time slots are a two-hour shift, though there are three- and four-hour shifts as well. People who volunteer for four or more hours will receive a Handy Volunteer T-shirt.

To sign up to volunteer, visit

Please provide your email and mobile phone number when you sign up to allow organizers to communicate with you about volunteering.

For more information about Handy Fest, visit or  If you have any questions about volunteering, please email Mauricia Cravens at

We hope to see you there!

Celebrating 100 Years

    Join us August 17, 2019 as we celebrate 100 years in business! We’ll have entertainment, activities for old and young and end the evening with a bang! The Celebration starts at 5:30pm and ends at 9:30pm and will be held at Audubon Mill Park in Henderson. We’ll also raise money and awareness for the Henderson County Diabetes Coalition.


Tri Fest 2019 is almost here!

As you may know, the biggest wellness-related event in our company’s history is going to take place on April 27th at the Tri-Fest 5K Walk/Run. However, it’s much more than just another race.

We are humbled by the fact that the event coordinator, Habitat for Humanity, has chosen to honor Don Johnston and PTTG in the year of our 100th anniversary by dedicating this event to all of us. From the sound of it, there is going to be a massive crowd of purple gathered that morning, just the way Don would like it!

So, please come out and be a part of this special day, and bring your family members and friends, too. Everyone who participates with us will receive a limited edition 100-year anniversary shirt, and employees will be reimbursed the registration fee after completing the race. See Dylan or Rebekah to register.