Celebrating 60 Years of Innovation

Hard work is said to result in living the American dream. This ethos is one of the reasons McElroy has been a viable company for 60 years, but it’s just one part of the equation that made McElroy the world’s leading manufacturer of butt fusion machines for thermoplastic pipe. There were other essential qualities that Art McElroy possessed when he started the company in his garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1954: an enduring passion for …

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Portable shelter improves pipe-fusing in cold climates

RED DEER, Alberta — Pitching a tent is the typical remedy when trying to heat fuse thermoplastic pipe in cold climates. But projects are often delayed or even shut down because a tent — no matter how durable — is never completely draft-proof. Freezing temperatures make it much more difficult to keep heaters at the right temperature for fusing pipe ends together, and contaminants easily blow in with the wind which prevents operators from making …

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McElroy’s new QuickCamp™ delivers at jobsite in Canada

RED DEER, Alberta — A new product by McElroy called the QuickCamp™ System was successfully tested recently at a jobsite in Canada, attracting area contractors and engineers who traveled there to get a firsthand look at the unique shelter and pipe-handling system at work. The QuickCamp – designed to protect the pipe fusion operator and fusion joints from outside conditions – became available just as Knibb Developments was beginning construction on a 10-kilometer wastewater pipeline …

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McElroy launches new QuickCamp™ System

TULSA, Okla. — Pipeline projects can be delayed significantly or completely shut down due to severe weather. But those obstacles are overcome with McElroy’s launch of the new QuickCamp™ System. The QuickCamp System allows operators to butt fuse polyethylene pipe from 8″ IPS to 36″ OD (225mm to 900mm) day or night within a lighted, insulated and climate-controlled enclosure when conditions are either too wet, windy, hot or cold to fuse pipe outdoors. A single …

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