Why Choose Paul Mueller Company

The Paul Mueller Company was founded in Springfield, Missouri in 1940 and specializes in Stainless Steel solutions for processing industries worldwide. Delivering quality and innovation are hallmarks of the Paul Mueller Company and its over 1000 employees across the globe.

Artisan: one who makes a unique and high-quality product in small quantities, by hand, using time tested techniques and skills.

That’s right, artisan has nothing to do with your fast food hamburger, or processed rice crackers.

The tools may have change since 1940, but at the Paul Mueller company, we still make your products with our hands. We call our employees artisans because they invest time, energy and emotion into their daily science and art, activities which others call work. You are an artisan when “acceptable” isn’t in your vocabulary, when “done” means “I’ll proudly put my name on it,” when what you make will outlive you.

Craftsmen, welders, fabricators, production workers, engineers, project managers, truck drivers, purchasing specialists, customer service representatives, designers, customer representatives, quality assurance specialists, training and safety personnel. Just a few of the skilled artisans working together to provide the world, quality crafted stainless steel products.

Our sales, estimating, engineering, purchasing, project management, fabrication, quality assurance, safety and specialty hauling teams work closely throughout the production process. Many of the products that we make need to connect to your other systems. Our specialists understand your needs and will work to match our solutions to your process challenges and applications. Communication is the key and that is why we have dedicated project managers for all your custom requests and sales engineers to listen to your specific component and parts needs. These are the kinds of systems we integrate with:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Refrigeration
  • Agitation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Automation
  • Process Control
  • Modular Systems
  • Structural Design
  • Expanded Scope

Whether we are cooling milk with solar energy in a developing country or finding unique ways to capture lost heat energy, we thrive on solving your unique process challenges. That spirit of innovation is seen when our specialty hauling teams navigate a 80ft tank through your town and when quality assurance is testing adhesives. What can we innovate for you today?


  • Pressure Vessel Code (ASME)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • Underwriter's Laboratory
  • China Special Equipment Licensing Office (SELO)
  • 3-A Sanitary Standards Compliant
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
  • Pharmaceutical (cGMPs)
  • Conformite Europeanne (CE)

We utilize the following skills and methods to assure the performance and safety of our products:

  • Certified Weld Inspectors
  • Hydrostatic Test Pumps (up to 6,000 psig)
  • Radiographic Testing Facilities (RT)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Borescope/Videoprobes
  • Surface Profilometers
  • Linear Measurement Tools and Gauges
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges
  • Laser Alignment Fixtures
  • Positive Material Identification PMI Unit (XRF Alloy Analyzer)
  • Welding Laboratory
  • Metallographic Laboratory
  • Tensile Tester (120,000 lbs)
  • Helium Leak Detectors
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • 14" Optical Comparator
  • Ultrasonic Test Unit (Portable)
  • CIP Coverage Testing
  • Agitator Testing
  • Pneumatic Testing
  • Paint Adhesion Verification
  • Heat Transfer Jacket Flow Test
  • Vacuum Box Testing
  • Feroxyl Testing
  • Saline Testing
  • Copper Sulfate Testing
  • Customer Onsite Testing

The Paul Mueller Company has nearly 1 million square feet of manufacturing space, plus your site! If your expanded scope, large vessel project is too big for our facilities to manufacture or to move across the country, Mueller Field Operations will come to you. Maybe you need to store 20 million gallons of apple juice in Florida, or 100,000 gallons of beer in Alaska? Our experienced teams can help you plan and execute a safe, on-time, and on-budget, specialty construction project start to finish. If large vessels are at the center of your project we are uniquely qualified to make your project a success.

  • Conceptual Design
  • Engineering
  • Field Fabricated Tanks
  • Process Piping
  • Foundations
  • Erection
  • Specialty Construction
  • Modular Installation
  • System Integration and Controls
  • Refrigeration
  • Project Management
  • Safety Management
  • Documentation Packages
  • Repair/Retrofit
  • Service/Maintenance
  • Specialty Hauling

Paul Mueller started this company on the edge of Springfield, Missouri. Today, Mueller products are manufactured in 3 countries and distributed worldwide. There’s a good chance that if you ate cheese or drank a beer, washed your hair or took your insulin that Mueller products have impacted you today. That makes us proud to create for you today.