Machine to the Rescue: How a McElroy TracStar® 500 Helped Avert a Medical Building Shutdown

Sometimes it’s a race against the clock to help your customers avert a potential disaster. When time is limited and the needs are great, reliable pipe and fusion equipment along with the dedicated manpower and expertise necessary to install it can save the day. The perfect example is a university in Florida where medical buildings were nearly shut down all because of a ruptured chilled water pipe. W.W. Gay Mechanical was hired by the university …

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McElroy Unveils Third Generation of TracStar® 500

TULSA, Okla. —Fifteen years ago, McElroy introduced the world’s first self-contained, self-propelled, all-terrain fusion machine in the TracStar 500. Now, McElroy is releasing the third generation of the machine. The new McElroy TracStar 500 Series 3 features major additions over previous models, including an indexer mounted heater and facer, economy engine throttle setting and hydraulic clamping. With the heater now included as an attached part of the machine, users no longer have to manually place …

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Tucson Employs HDPE to Halt Contamination in Record Time

Tucson, AZ — The city of Tucson Arizona was recently disrupted by the largest sewer bypass operation in the nation’s history. Over 20 miles of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe has been fused together in just four and a half weeks to bypass a ruptured sewer line. The 42-inch concrete mainline, which was built about 40 years ago, burst in several places and the resulting deluge caused three massive sinkholes in the downtown area. The repair …

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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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