Last chance to be a 2023 Champion of Fusion!

Congratulations to Dave Atherden, McElroy’s Champion of Fusion for June 2023!

Dave submitted this photo of a wastewater pipeline project in Queensland, Australia.

This 5.6 mile (9 km) pipeline links the cities of Flagstone and Cedar Grove. The project required a combination of open trench, tunnel boring, and horizontal directional drilling methods. By employing a variety of construction methods, contractors were able to overcome various challenges, including the terrain, obstacles, and environmental considerations.

For smaller-diameter fusions, Dave and the Jag Poly team used TracStar® 618 and TracStar® 500 Series 3 machines. To tackle pipe from 560 mm and up, three TracStar® 900s and a TracStar® 1200 were used.

As a reminder, July is your last chance to be entered in the 2023 Champions of Fusion contest.

Upload your favorite pipe fusion jobsite photo (using McElroy equipment, of course) on our Champions of Fusion landing page. Then, it’s up to the public to vote through their favorite photos each month by visiting the entry gallery. Monthly fan favorite winners will be eligible for the grand prize trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma in October 2023. See official contest rules.

Entries will be accepted through July 31, after which the contest will close.