Bryant Tank, Inc. was incorporated in November 1988 to design and develop environmentally friendly fuel delivery systems. During the first three years the company designed, engineered, patented and obtained regulatory compliance certifications.
The company sold its first fuel system in September 1989. All manufacturing was subcontracted through May 1992. In May 1992 the company moved from 3300 Niles Street and began operating its own manufacturing facility at 3737 Gilmore Avenue, Bakersfield, California. This facility included about 10,000 square feet of enclosed manufacturing shop area and 2,000 square feet of office space located on a three acre lot.
In September 1991 the company secured its first Federal Government contract with the U.S. Army to manufacture a 12,000 gallon Aviation Fueling System for the Army’s National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, California. An additional 18 Bryant Fueling Systems were purchased by the National Training Center which included an additional system for the Army Airfield, systems for the Petroleum Oil and Lubricants (POL) Facility, AAFES Retail Fuel Station and systems in support of the Live Fire Training Range.
In October of 1995 the company secured its first one year General Services Administration (GSA) Contract with the Federal Government and placed six model numbers on the Federal Supply Schedule. The following year Bryant Fuel Systems was awarded a five year contract which included all thirty seven GSA model numbers. Congressman Bill Thomas (Chairman Ways and Means Committee) and Major General (retired) Robert Tlll’asher former Commander California National Guard were instrumental in securing both contracts. During this same period Mr. James McMullen, California State Fire Marshal (retired) 1985-1992 was employed as a consultant to educate the fire safety community on the benefits of the Bryant Fuel System and update the fire codes in order to recognize advanced above ground fuel systems.
During the next five years sales were greatly expanded to Federal Government customers in other states and countries. Bryant Fuel Systems secured its first overseas order in October 1996 for five 12,000 gallon Bryant Aviation Fueling Systems that were delivered to Lima, Peru in support of the Corps of Engineers. Shortly after completing the COE project for the Peru location the company was contacted by the Corps of Engineers to design a system that could be air cargo transported by a C-130 to South America. The company subsequently designed and manufactured an 8,000 gallon system that was transported via C-130 to Colombia, South America in 1998.
In December 2000 the company gained significant manufacturing advantages when it moved to its present location at 1300 32nd Street Bakersfield, California. To better reflect the full product line, the name changed to Bryant Fuel & Power Systems, Inc. In June 2019, David Wells purchased BFPS and with the help of his management team changed the name to Bryant Fuel Systems, LLC, (BFS). David wanted to let clients know that the new company would treat clients, partners and all relationships with Integrity, honesty and humility. This new culture has taken hold and BFS currently is in the process of looking for a bigger manufacturing space to take advantage of a huge pipeline of turn-key fuel system related opportunities.