Better infrastructure in our own back yard — a gathering place in Tulsa

Tulsa is on the cusp of something incredibly special on its Arkansas River waterfront. The George Kaiser Family Foundation is developing a $400 million park, the result of a public-private partnership that has set a record as the largest private gift to a public park in our country’s history. A Gathering Place for Tulsa is transforming 100 acres of urban land into a natural setting for the public to enjoy with numerous amenities including a …

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McElroy releases the new DataLogger® 6

McElroy’s new DataLogger 6 is loaded with new features that make collecting and analyzing data on fusible pipeline projects easier than ever before. The ruggedized, Android-powered tablet offers a modernized touchscreen interface and easy-to-navigate software system with on-screen instructions. Fusion operators are guided through each step of the fusion process to ensure that the pipe joint was fused with the correct pressure and heating time, according to the supported standards. “Data collection is the future …

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Irrigation Project Testing Ground for Large HDPE Pipe Installation

In February of 2014, a news photographer snapped a picture of almond trees being ripped from dry soil in Firebaugh, California. Baker Farming uprooted 20%, about 1,000 acres, of almond trees that day because they lacked adequate access to water as the California drought continued into yet another year. California agriculture relies heavily on irrigation, transporting water sometimes hundreds of miles. In order to keep the remaining trees living and producing almonds, Baker Farming needed …

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McElroy releases industry-first outlet fusion tool

TULSA, Okla. — McElroy has designed the first all-in-one fusion tool for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipe — the Hornet™. The patent-pending Hornet helps installers maintain perfect alignment of the pipe and fitting for more efficient and accurate fusions with less time and strain compared to manual methods. “It’s exciting to offer a machine that did not exist in this marketplace until now,” said Jason Lawrence, Director of Product Development for McElroy. “In the past, …

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