TracStar Receives ‘A’ for High Altitude Test

Due to the reputation of producing the most reliable, durable and best-engineered fusion equipment available; McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. decided to go yet another step to insure their new TracStar line of fusion equipment would perform anywhere their customers demand. High altitude can encumber engines. And being poised at 12,000 feet ready to butt-fuse a length of polyethylene, is not a good time to find out the generator will not perform. MMI decided to take their …

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New Tool Fills Need In HDPE Pipe Industry

Tulsa, OK — McElroy Manufacturing Inc, the leading manufacturer of fusion equipment, recently announced the availability of a new device that has pipeline workers cheering. The innovative piece of equipment called a PolyPorter is designed to aid in the lifting and moving of polyethylene pipe in the field. The PolyPorter is a hand-operated tool used much like a dolly and is intended for pipe up to eight inches in diameter. The price is comparable to …

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Pipeline Contractor Improves Capabilities

Today polyethylene pipe (PE) is used in 90% of all gas line construction and is gaining acceptance in the water industry. An Oklahoma contractor with experience in both industries is pushing PE pipe installation to new limits with the help of a piece of equipment that lays coiled pipe. Utility Management and Construction Company (UMCCo) located in Ochelata, Oklahoma has been installing gas lines for over fifteen years and is now also gaining a reputation …

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HDPE Solves Earthquake Damage Problem In Washington State

Olympia, WA, is not the ideal setting for a major construction project. The city is located on the shores of South Puget Sound, with the rugged Olympic Mountains rising in the distance across Capital Lake and the dome of Washington State’s capitol soaring above the town. However, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Olympia and the greater Puget Sound on Feb. 28, 2001, a good portion of the city quickly became a …

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