- McElroy fusion machines provide leak-free connections at Fort Huachuca
In the late 1800s, the soldiers of Fort Huachuca were in hot pursuit of Geronimo and defending settlers from Apache raids. During World War I, the 10th Cavalry "Buffalo Soldiers," as the Cheyenne and Comanche referred to them, were assigned there to guard the U.S.-Mexico border and later followed Pancho Villa’s trail to Mexico.
- Renovation and Innovation at Southern Hills
When Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., considered its capital improvement plans for 2015, they decided it was time to focus on water by replacing a 40-year-old irrigation pump station and mainline that feeds the entire course.
- Portable shelter improves pipe-fusing in cold climates
Pitching a tent is the typical remedy when trying to heat fuse thermoplastic pipe in cold climates. But projects are often delayed or even shut down because a tent — no matter how durable — is never completely draft-proof.
- Productivity & Safety: A Natural Pairing
Today's most advanced fusion machines are purposely designed with features to make them easy and efficient for operators to use. When paired with pipe-handling equipment designed specifically to complement these machines, jobsites become even more productive, saving time and money.
- New Horizons for Thermoplastics
PA12, a high-performance polyamide pipe, has found a niche in the oil and gas market allowing it to enter a realm that has long been dominated by metallic pipe.
- University of Tulsa Dorm Project
It’s casually coined, “The John,” but this traditional men’s residential hall at the University of Tulsa brings character to the campus and is one of the distinct examples of the school’s Collegiate Gothic style.
- Polyethylene Pipe Installation Revitalizes 1800s Neighborhood
Leavenworth, founded in 1854, is the oldest city in Kansas. Workers have actually found some wooden pipelines in their unearthing, but many are cast iron that have long-served their time for the city's some 36,000 residents. Today they are corroded and they leak and burst.
- HDPE For Outdated Florida Keys Sewage System
Once you cross the 18-Mile Stretch into the Florida Keys from the mainland, the world seems to turn at a happily slower pace.
- Fast-growing Bixby, Okla., Tasked with Building New Infrastructure
Fast-growing cities like suburban Bixby, Okla., are continually tasked with building new infrastructure that will sustain the influx of new residents.
- Celebrating 60 Years of Innovation
Hard work is said to result in living the American dream. This ethos is one of the reasons McElroy has been a viable company for 60 years, but it's just one part of the equation that made McElroy the world's leading manufacturer of butt fusion machines for thermoplastic pipe.
- Pipe Fusion: Selecting the Right Machine
The fusing of thermoplastic pipe results in a leak-free and corrosive-resistant system that is becoming the preferred choice for replacing conventional piping systems that are failing across the country.
- New Pipeline Brings Natural Gas to Rural Residents of Maine
It costs less, burns cleaner and is readily produced in North America, but the infrastructure is simply not in place to bring natural gas heat to many rural residents of Maine.
- Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Key to Arlington National Cemetery Water Main Replacement Program
At the beginning of the Civil War, Union soldiers occupied Arlington, Virginia, realizing that the location offered a great strategic location, just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. When the Union started taking large amounts of casualties during the war, the Army Quartermaster General ordered an examination of possible sites for military cemeteries.
- Fusing Pipe in Florida
The Florida Keys are a 127-mile chain of small islands that bring a unique geography to Monroe County, Fla. So when it comes to providing thousands of residents and millions of tourists with public services across land and sea, you can't let something as big as an ocean get in your way.
- Major renewal project calls for HDPE pipe
It has been cut up and torn up more times than anyone can count to make repairs on a 1925 cast iron water main that is buried only three to four feet underneath.
- Polyethylene Pipe Breathes New Life into English Water Mains
In the Victorian era, England underwent an amazing population boom. With more people, came more needs for services. During this time, large-scale water and sewer infrastructure were created throughout the country.
- HDPE Plays Key Role in Reflecting Pool Renovation
Washington D.C. is home to some of the United States' most prized and revered memorials. To the nearly 24 million people who visited the mall in 2011, the Reflecting Pool was more science project than a scenic and iconic tourist stop.
- Efficient McElroy Equipment Aids English Main Installation
Boston, a town and small port in the county of Lincolnshire, has nearly doubled its population between 2001 and 2011, with the explosive growth expected to continue. Because of the growth, private water company Anglian Water is putting in the infrastructure to support the future of Boston.
- Route 66 Community Turns to Polyethylene for Water Main Fix
A small Oklahoma town nestled on Route 66 recently replaced one of two key pipelines that bring potable water into the city.
- 54-Inch Polyethylene Pipe Offers Three-Way Solution
Whychus Creek has provided irrigation water to farmers in Three Sisters Irrigation District in Central Oregon since 1888, but through inefficient canal systems that lose up to 50 percent of the water before it reaches the farms. To remedy the problem, Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) chose to eliminate seepage losses by piping their main canal with twin 54-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes.
- Leading Community Putting in Smart Water Infrastructure
At the heart of Silicon Valley is Palo Alto, California — a community that is home to entrepreneurial companies and forward-thinking minds. Take a short drive and chances are you'll happen upon Stanford University, Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard and other iconic institutions of invention, progress and ingenuity.
- Unique Slipline Project Solves Problematic Springfield Water Mains
Within eye shot of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, a double-barreled pipeline runs underneath the Connecticut River. The paired pipelines are one of three water main crossings that pass under New England's longest river to service the communities of Springfield, Ludlow, Agawam, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow and several others. Like much of America's infrastructure, the key pipelines were aging and precarious until a 2011 sliplining operation gave the pipelines new life.
- Products Offer Design-Build Contractor Extra Security on Challenging Project
North Bay Village, Florida is a small community near Miami that resides entirely on islands between the mainland and the barrier islands that are home to some of the world's most famous beaches. The picturesque environment that draws tourists and celebrities by the boatload was under siege from an old cast iron sewer main that threatened to create environmental and health risks.
- Geothermal Installation is Educational Process for Contractors, College
At St. Clair County Community College (SC4) in Port Huron, Mich., contractors and college students alike are learning about green buildings and technologies. The lessons are being taught in unlikely places — in a parking lot and through the passing around of viral videos.
- Polyethylene Pipe Plays Role in Wastewater Treatment Plant Renovation
The Town of Denton, Maryland installed a 400-foot-long high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe as part of needed wastewater treatment plant upgrade. The smooth-walled HDPE pipe is an important component in the treatment plant's enhanced nutrient removal upgrade. Within the 54-inch diameter DR 32.5 pipeline, chlorine has adequate contact time with effluent to disinfect the town's wastewater before being chemically de-chlorinated and released back into the environment.
- Directional Bore and Stormwater Treatment Technologies are Saving Grace of Endangered Lagoon
Many Floridians and other Americans may take for granted the lagoons that contribute to the nation's ecosystems. However, Florida's Indian River County has found a solution using directional boring and water treatment technologies to rehabilitate the second-most polluted section of the 154-mile-long Indian River Lagoon. The entire lagoon stretches along the eastern coast of Florida, from just north of New Smyrna Beach south to Fort Pierce.
- City of Daytona Beach Races Ahead With Directional Drilling Solutions
In June 2008, a 16-inch-diameter cast iron water main ruptured in Daytona Beach, Florida. The main, one of three that service nearby barrier islands and beaches, was 61 years old.
- Contractor Crosses Washita River with a New "Horse"
In mid-2011, McElroy equipment helped the City of Ardmore, Oklahoma install a 36-inch DIPS SDR 11 pipeline under the Washita River. Using directional drilling, the new water main was installed to replace a concrete main that had been washed away by the constant erosion forces of the river passing over the exposed pipe.
- 140-Year-Old Manhattan Water Main Rehabilitated Through Trenchless Methods
In "the city that never sleeps," it seems only right that any construction job match the moniker of Manhattan. For the past two years, workers from contractor Halycon Construction and subcontractor Insituform Technologies Inc. have convened on different blocks of iconic Madison Avenue, to rehabilitate a 140-year-old 48-inch water main running under the street. To alleviate the headaches that could happen by snarling New York City's rush-hour traffic, workers quickly moved onto sections of the avenue each Friday night and worked until Monday morning. Just in the time of a weekend, the workers can fix between 500 and 1,000 feet of the existing main.
- Kansas' oldest city getting new water mains
The first city in Kansas, Leavenworth, has undertaken a project to improve the community's water distribution system. Starting in 2004, the Leavenworth Water Department embarked on a program to install High-Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE) in the downtown area. The new pipe ranges in size from 2-inch to 8-inch. The pipeline is replacing some of the old PVC and even older ductile iron pipe sections that have been in the ground for more than 100 years. Being the "first city in Kansas", Leavenworth also has some of the oldest water pipe in service in Kansas. The city water distribution system dates back to the 1870s when water lines were made of wood. The water department has recovered some of the old wooden waterlines when repairing leaks or installing new lines in some of the older sections of the city.
- HDPE Projects Help Utah's Dixie Region Stay Leak Free
Utah's Washington County, in the state's Dixie region, is a popular haven for retirees and recreational sports fanatics. The beautiful red sandstone landscape, easy drive to Las Vegas and moderate winter temperatures all work together to make the region one of the United States' fastest growing communities.
- Venezuela provides reliable water service with new HDPE large-diameter pipe
The economic lifeblood of Venezuela very well could run through the Peninsula de Paraguaná in the Estado Falcón (Falcon State) of Venezuela. The peninsula is home to the Western Hemisphere's largest oil refinery center, the Paraguaná Refinery Center. Unfortunately, the peninsula has been plagued by an undersized and unreliable steel pipeline that provided limited water resources for the workers and residents of the Peninsula de Paraguaná. Some of those residents even relied on wells for their daily water needs and have never had water service via pipes.
- PolyHorse with PowerAssist helps contractor tackle cross-country fusions
Many people have heard of a cross-country foot race. A crosscountry race is a timed event where competitors face different challenges over a fixed distance. The obstacles can range from weather to adverse terrain. The thrill of the race might be the obstacles awaiting the competitors at every turn. However, no one would blame a competitor for using a shortcut in the race, if it were legal and within the rules.
- High-Density Polyethylene Pipe plays key role at Highland Valley Copper mine
Riding around Highland Valley Copper's 34,000 hectares in south central British Columbia, it's not uncommon to see miles and miles of black high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) weaving along the long, curvy work roads. In fact, a visitor to the copper and molybdenum mine would be challenged to find part of the landscape where HDPE wasn't present above ground or below.
- HDPE Provides Answer For Gate Repair
If there is a state that knows a thing or two about water, it's Florida. The state contends with hurricanes that dump heavy rainfalls in short amounts of time, two massive coastlines, worldfamous beaches, the Everglades and many canals.
- Stormwater treatment technologies and HDPE solve problems at polluted lagoon
Many Floridians and other Americans may take for granted the lagoons that contribute to the nation's ecosystems. However, Florida's Indian River County has found a solution using directional boring and water treatment technologies to rehabilitate the second most polluted section of the 154-mile-long Indian River Lagoon. The entire lagoon stretches along the eastern coast of Florida, from just north of New Smyrna Beach south to Fort Pierce.