An emerging market in the thermoplastic pipe industry is Kazakhstan. KATCO, the world’s largest ISR uranium miner, sent its chief engineer, Pierre Costermans, to tour our U.S. manufacturing facilities in December after McElroy came highly recommended for an HDPE project. During Pierre’s visit, he was very impressed with the cleanliness and scope of our manufacturing plant.
KATCO is working on an expansion involving around 50 miles of HDPE that needs to be completed by the end of 2022. They’re looking to increase productivity and use McElroy’s Optimized Cooling™ to establish a quality program for their operations. KATCO is considering adding a Tracstar® 900i with the integrated DataLogger®7 to its fleet. This would be their first McElroy machine.